Sorry, I haven’t much time to write lately. This is my first try at something like this and I still haven’t really found my “groove” yet.
Have you ever had one of those experiences with God where you suddenly were more aware of Him as your Father? I had one of those on Tuesday. It started with a little discipline. I’ve grown a little lazy as of late with my quite time. Oh, it’s there, but it hasn’t been as personal. I haven’t spent the time I need to in prayer and searching the scripture – letting God speak to me. I woke up, had a little something to drink, sat down with my bible, and God began to speak to me. It was as if my father were sitting right in front of me with a concerned, loving look on his face telling me that He was concerned about me.
because the Lord disciplines those he loves,
as a father the son he delights in.
He was confirming that He loves me.
Then, after some time in conversation, I opened the word. Here’s where the second part of discipline, the really great part, kicked in. It was the love part. Are you like me? After I discipline my children, I sit and love on them for a few minutes. I want them to know that I discipline them because I love them. My daily Psalm reading took me to Psalm 61. I read it and 62. Then I read the 2nd chapter of Luke. In preparation for Christmas, I’ve been reading the first part of the book of Luke. I was hit by the incredible nature of the birth of Christ. His lordship packed into a tiny manger. The God of the universe wrapped in flesh and housed in a barn. All at His choice. A decision of love for me. All at once, I felt the warm embrace of a loving Savior.
It was a great moment with my Father. My heavenly Daddy. Thank you Lord. I love You.