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November 7, 2015 | Daily Devotionals | November 7, 2015

Family Ties

God recognizes and rewards His Son with position, ruling presence, and power.  The focus is on the work His Father gave Him and the stewardship of His time on earth.  Equally, the son is pursuing a way of being that delights the Dad.  There’s not a lot of demonstrative communication—it’s more about simply being, which is a powerful witness of the Spirit.

Jesus Christ loved His exclusive relationship with the Father and the fact that no one knew Him better.  He prided Himself on the unlimited access to their personal relationship.  The ground was sacred.  They shared a deep and satisfying connection unique just to them.  What made it special was the inside knowledge of the other.

In a lot of ways, the same may be said about our relationship with our Father God. Who knows each of us better than our heavenly father? think about the fact that he is so eager for each of us to have an intimate knowledge and relationship with Him.

What a difference it makes in our outlook on everything when we just begin to understand that this is what the object of our faith is.  It’s not about law, it’s not about doing, it’s about being, being in an intimate and unique (one of a kind) relationship with a God whose very essence is love. This immediately takes our motivation for doing anything for God out of the obligatory have to, into a want to motivation. Think about your dating years, how eager we were to please our partner, not because we had to, but because we wanted to. We were driven by our desire for one another. Dads were you driven to buy your son his first bicycle because you had to or because you wanted to? The basis of family ties is love. Love is wanting to.

Father thank you for your desire to love me, your son.


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