All of us have a father.
And all of us have (or had) unique relationships with our father. Some are very, very close relationships. Some are estranged with no relationship at all. Most lay somewhere in between those two extremes.
I meet with my mentor once per quarter and go deep on life for a couple of hours in a quiet booth in a local restaurant. God has used this mentor relationship in profound ways to help me grow closer to Him, navigate issues in my life and be encouraged to keep up the good fight.
Last week, we talked about fathers and sons.
Stay with me. This is so powerful.
Take a minute and read Galatians 4:4-7:
4 But when the time came, God sent his Son, born of a woman, subject to the law. 5 God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children. 6 And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” 7 Now you are no longer a slave but God’s own child. And since you are his child, God has made you his heir.
Please note my underlines:
- God adopted you as his very own child.
- He encourages you to call him Father (or Dad or Daddy).
- You are no longer His servant, but rather his son or daughter.
- And because you are fully His adopted son or daughter, you are heir to all of His resources!
Do you know what this means? You are NOT God’s servant. You are his son or daughter. He loves you like a son or a daughter, not a servant. And because He is your “Dad”, he wants to have a personal, intimate relationship with you!
What does this mean for you?
- God’s resources are available to you at work – Use them. Talk with him. Ask His advice. Ask for His encouragement. Ask for His wisdom.
- A good Father wants to bless His children – Ask your heavenly Father to open doors for you that allow you to give Him glory.
- Your Dad (God) cares about your work – Share it with Him. Let Him be a part of it with you.
Sunday is Father’s Day. It will bring a wide variety of emotions in each of our lives. This year, let’s use this day to remind us who our true Dad is. One that we can always trust. One that loves us without question. For us, every day is Father’s Day!