Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Good, Good Father

I cannot keep Caven in clothes. We get him dressed in the morning, and about 5 minutes later he is running around in his Paw Patrol, or character of the day, underwear. The funny thing is, he will run up to me fully clothed, say "I'm so cold!", then proceed to take his clothes off. No matter how many times Nate and I try to tell him that if he's cold, he needs to keep his clothes on...off come the clothes. He doesn't realize what it is that he truly needs.

I have found myself in that position so many times.

Times where I am grappling for someone's approval, not realizing that the only one I need approval from is my Lord, and He has already approved of me.

Times where I am stressed over bills, not realizing that He is my Provider.

Times where I feel so covered in shame, not realizing that He has covered me in the righteousness of Christ.

In these times, I need to realize Who it is that I truly need. One day I was reading 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, and I read it in a different way...

God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud. He is not rude, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. He does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. He never fails.

You see, if I don't view His love for me accurately, I will never realize (become fully aware of something as a fact; understand clearly) that His love is all that I need.  If Nate and I don't keep telling little Caveman that he needs to wear clothes when he is cold, he will be very cold and have some very awkward encounters as an adult.

He is a good, good Father. He will meet your needs. Bring them to Him and let His perfect love work itself out in your life. There is honestly no one like Him.

This song has rocked my world, I hope you enjoy!

Good, good Father - Bethel

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