Kids of the Kingdom – Our Father

“Because you are precious in my eyes, and honored, and I love you. Fear
not, for I am with you.”  (Isa. 43)

Son Day for Sunday

Humanity has begun to sever its relationship with God. I encounter people who tell me “I use to pray” or “I use to believe in God, but I don’t anymore.” How sad!

Life happens and we become disappointed. Illness, loss of income or other life changing events, all lead to a breakdown with God. We quietly dissolve our relationship with the one who has always loved us.

God created us in His image. We are part of the Father and His world, “Of His kingdom there will be no end.” In essence, we are ‘Kids of the Kingdom’, regardless age.

One of the greatest fallacies or misgivings among Christians is the lack of understanding regarding a relationship with God; and being deserving of that relationship. God never changes or waivers in His relationship with us, we are still His for eternity.

Brokenness can tear us down, but God can mold us back together. Our Father in Heaven does not want us to suffer. He wants us to get closer to him.

What did Jesus say? He said, “I am with you always.” Everything that Jesus spoke flowed directly from the Father.

In his book, “The Prayer of Jabez”, Bruce Wilkinson describes an experience with his son at a park. The little guy rushed over to the slides and wanted to go down the big one. As he climbed, he became frightened and asked, “Dad will you come down the slide with me?” His dad climbed up the steps, put his arms around his son and they zipped down the slide together.

There are times in life, we need a loving Father to wrap his arms around us; to comfort or encourage us, until we can stand on our own two feet.

“Jabez called out to the God of Israel, saying, “If only you would greatly bless me, and enlarge my territory. Let your hand be with me and keep me from harm so that I might not suffer pain. God granted what he asked.” (1 Ch.)

If you need a little encouragement or waiver in your spiritual walk, or life seems “too much” to handle; it’s okay, there is one who understands:

“My precious child, I will never leave you nor forsake you!”

On this Father’s Day, Be Blessed!