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It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.

Friday, February 18, 2011

MAKE ROOM FOR DADDY

 
Presently I am in a Bible study of the book "No Other Gods" by Kelly Minter. That is where I got the idea for this title on one of the key points in one chapter about 'making room' for God. God is known as our 'daddy', Abba Father. We are to call out to him and run to him and say "Daddy!" Do you feel that way about your heavenly Father? Is he your daddy? Galatians 4:6 says "Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.” Abba is an Aramaic word which means "daddy" or "papa".  In Romans 8:15 Paul tells us that we have "received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out Abba, Father." Think about adoption for a moment. That baby is chosen and God chose us!
 
If you have a guest in your home overnight you 'make room' for them. You set aside a special place where they will stay and they are not an inconvenience for you. You are happy to 'make room' for them as they are a special friend. Is God an inconvenience or a burden to you? Is the thought of God way over your head or do you call him your 'daddy'? Think of a daddy loving you and bouncing you on his knee and playing with you. God is supposed to be that type of loving father to us. Some may have not had good relationships with earthly fathers so maybe it is difficult to relate.
 
John 8:37-38 says "I know that you are Abraham’s descendants. Yet you are looking for a way to kill me, because you have no room for my word. I am telling you what I have seen in the Father’s presence, and you are doing what you have heard from your father." Just like back in the days before Jesus was born there was 'no room' in the inn for Mary to give birth so she ended  up in the manger or stable giving birth to the king of kings, we today do not 'make room' for God in our day or in our week at times. Think what he did for you. He died to set men free yet we continue to ignore him and put him on the shelf. Sometimes we may think we do not need him because we have so much and are so busy that there is little time for 'religion'.
 
Psalm 10:4 says "In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God." When things are going good people tend to forget God and when trouble comes they cry out "Oh God!' Why not cry out to him all the time? Do you set aside time for God each day? This is a way to insure you have 'made room' for time with him. God wants you to make room for him. He is waiting. All you need to do is call out to him.
 
PRAYER: Father you are our daddy. We want to sit at your feet and praise you and worship you. Forgive me for not making room in my day for you and your word. I know I can not truly know you unless I commit to reading the Bible and desire you more than gold. Daddy I need you in my life now and forever. In Jesus Name. Amen.
 
 

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