We are His children
Look at what kind of love the Father has placed on us, that we should be named the children of God! Therefore, the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1
What kind of love is this? The Father kind of love and not just any father, our Heavenly Father. Do you have children? If you do, then you know how much you love them. You know that you would do anything to help them be successful in all they attempt to do. You don’t ever want to see them hurting, sick or defeated. If they do go through hard times you will do anything possible to help them get back up again. Not only that, if they need anything, you go out of your way to help them as much as you are physically able to do. You are their greatest encourager and even when the mess up, you are the first person to forgive them. If they behave badly, that can never change how much you love them. It doesn’t matter what they do, you will always love them even if they try to push you away.
My point? That’s how God loves His children, except He is actually able to help with the impossible things and He is always ready to. Some where along the line we got the idea that it hard to receive from God. That we have to first prove our self or come groveling and begging to get Him to help us out. But that’s just not the case. He is always ready and willing. We can be as close to Him or as far away as we want. Just like our own children can. They can choose to be close and in a right relationship with us or they can choose to be not so close.
Today’s verse tells us that God’s love is a gift. He has named us His children. Romans 8:15 actually says God adopted us into His family. He chose us and He chooses to love us. Even when we were deep in sin, He brought us to Himself. This is a great gift and one we should be so thankful for each day! We know our Father watches over and is ever ready to come to our rescue, but we also know that He wants to commune and walk with us continually. His desire is for us and He has set it up so that He is available to us all day long.
Today I want to encourage you to stay close to your heavenly Father. Talk to Him about all the things going on in your life. Not in a complaining way but in a way that you believe He can and will do something to help. He wants to help, but we have to be willing to ask for His help. He will bail us out of any situation and if we look to Him ahead of time, we can avoid a lot of traps and falls along the way.
Today’s scripture reading; 1 John 3:1-3