Do not Worry: God Our Father

Matthew 6:31-34
31 “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ 32 For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. 33 But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

One of the terms that has become common in this generation is the term “Deadbeat Dad!”
A “deadbeat dad” is a man who sires children and intentionally neglects them and fails to cater for their support and upbringing. We have a lot of that going around today and a good number of children and even adults have no idea who their fathers are, they have never met them or even heard from them.

Is God a deadbeat dad?
Do you relate to Him as if he is one?

That’s a harsh thought, right? To think of God as a dead-beat dad, but if we are really honest with ourselves, many times we relate to him as though he is one. We look at him as this mean father who is capable of everything good yet he is not providing for us what we need. That kind of attitude affects our faith and remember without faith it is impossible to please God.

The fact that a good number of us have had no relationships with our father, or even where there has been one it has not been a good one, affects how we perceive God as a father.
God is the good and perfect father. He has a good plan for our lives and his desire is to connect with us his children in ways we never even thought possible. Like any good father, he has great plans for his children, he has a great inheritance for his children as well and he provides for his children, he says he knows the things that we have need of. Remember he is the one who created us so he knows better what we need more than we even think we know. Everything he has, already belongs to us but unless we have that revelation and walk in it then we will not access anything.

Like any good child, we should seek a good deep and meaningful relationship with our father. As he says, our pre occupation should be to seek after his kingdom and not things. When we do, then all these other things are already laid out and they will follow after us, we will not even need to ask for them.
We are the children of the King and our father’s kingdom is the richest and most powerful kingdom that will ever exist. May we learn to relate to him as a child relates to a father, may we love him and walk with him. As children may we not worry about things that are in his domain and his responsibility.

Reflective Thoughts
Have you been relating to God as though he is a deadbeat dad, thinking he has the capacity to provide for you but he has intentionally refused to do so?
Do you trust that God loves you and that He has a great plan for your life? Think about this……. Do your actions display your faith in his love and provision…is your faith in his word solid?
What can you start doing today to make your relationship with God as your father better?