Understanding God the Father
Now before I start, I understand that the title of this can be pretentious. I will never ever fully grasp the father’s heart, but now a daddy twice over, I am getting a glimpse of it. I find it to be amazing when God hits me with things while being with my kids. The other day I was just relaxing on the couch and saw my 1 year old son playing with my daughters swing. I said to him “Hey big man, come lay here with daddy.” He just kind of looked at me and went back to what he was doing. I repeated myself and he repeated to look at me and go back to playing with the swing.
Then it kind of hit me in the face. This is how God is with me. He calls to me and says “Hey why don’t you come over here and be with me” and I look at him and then go back to what I am doing. What is most scary about this, is that when it happens, most of the time I am doing something ministry related. What a noob..? God, the king of all creation, wants to spend time with me and I blow him off for something else, most of the time, something that is supposed to be for him and would go a lot better if I did what he was asking. What’s really messed up is that he just wants to embrace me, not teach me something or correct me or grow me (even though those things can happen in these moments) His purpose is pure in that he just wants to be with me. You know a few minutes later, he (my son) crawled up onto the couch and just put his head on my chest and chilled there for a few minutes. Can I tell you that their are only a few things in my life as fulfilling and gratifying as that. He knew that Daddy loved him and that he loved daddy. I believe the same to be true for God. I know we will read this and say, “Yeah I know that” but I believe sometimes we don’t let, what’s in theory in our head, drop about three feet to become truth in our hearts. To let our hearts pump with this truth and our blood flow because of it. Gosh I love being a Dad.