Time with our Heavenly Dad
by Paul Griffin
15 August 2009« Previous Day | Next Day »
Are you looking forward to spending time with your Heavenly Father today? As we grow older we can easily lose some of that child-like faith that Jesus encourages us to have. We can become so ‘rational’ and ‘intellectual’ in our approach to God that we miss something of His real heart towards us. A man on one of our Healing Retreats wrote the following:
I met my Dad for the first time last night. It was great, you see I’ve been waiting to meet Him for 15 years, and yet, I met Him as a 5 year old last night. There I was, sitting in a healing meeting. The speaker was telling me about the love that God has for me. For the first time ever I truly believed that He loved me, the first time I had ever felt it in my heart.
I closed my eyes and there He was. I was in a field with Him. I was running through the long grass laughing and happy, my blond hair flowing in the breeze. Dad was chasing me. I was running away from Him, laughing and screaming - pretending not to want to be caught, but, being my Dad, He knew exactly what I wanted. He ran up behind me and lifted me high into the air. I felt so overjoyed, carefree, loved and protected. He put His arms around me and I lay my head on His shoulder. For the first time in my life I felt complete, loved and content. We’re playing again tomorrow. I can’t wait.
As I read this testimony I can imagine a smile of approval on the face of God. The writer expresses a sense of child-like excitement about spending time with God. Like a small child looking forward to Christmas Day he can hardly contain himself. He can’t wait for the meeting and neither, I believe, can his heavenly Dad.
Prayer: Help me, Lord, to have expectancy and excitement in my heart as I spend time with you each day .In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
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