Most Precious (and
Several years ago I was pondering my
relationships with my
children. As I did so I was praying, "Father, our children are
good kids. They are funny and kind and good athletes and good
students. People tell me that they are well liked. But they
never want to spend any time with me. I must be doing something
wrong. They want me to watch their athletic events, but mostly
they just want me to leave them alone and pay the bills. So, what
am I doing wrong?"
The answer I received shocked
me! Quietly and somberly God spoke
to my heart and said, "Now you know how I feel."
From that day I have had a much more
intimate relationship with our
heavenly Father, and invite you to also spend time with Him and get to
know Him. He longs to fellowship with us and to know us and to
pour out His love on us!
In fact, eternal life is based on our
relationship to God. Jesus,
while praying to His Heavenly Father, made this statement:
And this is
everlasting life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus
Christ, whom You have sent.
We can actually rest in His
love! That is what the Toronto
Revival is all about - The Father's Blessing - although most of the
body of Christ has not even heard of it or about it due to the disdain
shown toward it by church leaders. I have sadly witnessed large
meetings of Christians where people were simply getting melted down and
healed by God's love while church leaders sat with their arms crossed,
judging the event as nothing they were interested in!
By spending time with God after this
revelation I have learned to
rejoice with God when He rejoices, and to grieve with Him when He
10:17-21 And the seventy
returned with joy, saying, Lord, even the demons are subject to us
through Your Name. And He said to them, I saw Satan falling out of
Heaven as lightning! Behold, I have given you the authority to tread on
snakes and scorpions, and on all the power of the hostile one, and
nothing shall hurt you, no, never! But stop rejoicing in this, that the
evil spirits submit to you. But rather rejoice that your names are
written in Heaven. In the same hour Jesus rejoiced in the
Spirit, and said, I praise You, Father, Lord of Heaven and of earth,
that You hid these things from the sophisticated and cunning and
revealed them to babes; yes, Father, because so it was pleasing before
Mat 23:37 O
Jerusalem, the one killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent
to her, how often would I have gathered your children together, even as
a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you would not!
Mat 23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
Mat 23:39 For I say to you, You shall not see Me from now on
until you say, "Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord."