Thursday, August 4, 2016

See God As A Good Father

 Luke 15:31 - “And he said 2 him, ‘Son, u are always with me, and all that I have is yours.

Faith is believing that we have a good God, and that He protects and provides for those who trust in Him. Remember the parable of the prodigal son? (Luke 15:11–32) Jesus shared it 2 illustrate how good our heavenly Father is. The wayward son had squandered his father’s inheritance before he decided 2 go home 2 ask his father 2 make him a hired servant.

But b4 he could reach home, his father saw him from afar, ran toward him and embraced him. And instead of making him a hired servant, the father turned 2 his servants and said, “Bring out the best robe! Get a ring and sandals for my son! Let’s kill the fatted calf and celebrate!”

Now, when the older son returned from work and heard about the celebration, he became angry and refused 2 enter the house. When his father came out 2 ask him what was wrong, the older son complained, “Look, I’ve served u all these years. Yet, u never gave me a calf 2 celebrate with my friends. But as soon as this prodigal son of yours comes home, u kill the fatted calf for him!”

Notice what his father told him: “Son, u are always with me and all that I have is yours. We should celebrate bcoz your brother was dead but is alive again. He was lost but is now found.”

Can u see how the older brother perceived his father? He saw his father as a hard and stingy man. He believed that he had 2 work 2 get something good from his father. He didn’t realize that he already had an inheritance! He could have killed the fatted calf any time for a celebration!

Like the father in the parable, God has already given u an inheritance in Christ. Don’t fail 2 enjoy it by doubting God’s goodness or by believing that u must work for it. See your Father’s heart of love and goodness toward u, and celebrate your inheritance today!

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