Tuesday, June 23, 2009

God, My Father's Day, is everyday...

My three sons and daughter, along with their families posed with Kathi and me after our church service, in our Cityscapes Cafe. They all serve with us at Faith City, and we are so blessed to watch our families grow up together...



This last Sunday we spoke about celebrating our heavenly Father's Day everyday because He is a good God! I made two points why...

1) God has given us His love. 
And we need to believe in this love... God's love is so big and gracious... 
He loved us before we met any expectations, before we measured up to any of His standards. 
He simply loves us... it is complete, it is constant, and it is unconditional... We cannot earn it, escape it, or erase it... but we can model it, and follow it. 
1 John 4:19 says, "We love because He first loved us."

2) He has given us a Position of Citizenship (Col.1:12-13) and Unlimited Resources(Phil. 4:19). In other words, as Christ followers we are first and foremost citizens of the Kingdom of God... so this planet doesn't have a right to dictate to you or me whether our needs are met or not... 
We have limited God in our life by training our focus on the limiting resources of this world system and not the unlimited resources of the Kingdom. In heavens economy there is always more that enough... and that is where he has qualified us to live; so go there, stay there, live there, and enjoy...
It is time to start focusing on God and His uncompromising Word that He has given us, and watch things change for the better...