Our Perfect Father

Our Perfect Father

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!” -Matthew 7:11

I didn’t have the best relationship with my dad growing up. He seemed cold, aloof, and distant. When I asked for attention in my own little way, his lack of affirmation (he had a VERY introverted personality) seemed like pure rejection! My parent’s relationship didn’t help much either – it was a constant war zone.

Although we had a lot of junk in our family when I was young, my dad and I have a much better relationship now than we ever had before. We can talk openly and I can tell that he cares for me.

Before my relationship with my dad was restored, I had a negative view of my heavenly Father too. I didn’t know God as my “Dad” – I knew Him as an indifferent God who didn’t care about me or the details of my life. I was so mad at Him because He allowed bad things to happen to me. He didn’t change my negative circumstances, so to me that meant He didn’t care about me.

But when I sought out and experienced God personally, my perception of Him completely changed.

A lot of us don’t have what we desire out of life because we don’t believe we deserve it. Our problem starts in our belief. What do we believe about God? We will perceive God the way we perceived our dads growing up. If we don’t believe the person we are asking has good intentions for us, why would we even want to ask Him for what we need or want?

Now my dad spoils me in any way he can, even though I am older. If my earthly dad does this, how much more does our Heavenly Father want to love, cherish, and ridiculously bless His kids?

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