Creating Caring Communities That Transform Lives
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Monday, June 07, 2010 @ 6:46:00 AM - Written by Doug Hignell -

I love my children but sometimes out of frustration I hold back the full expression of my love. I was reminded recently that God, as my father, does not treat me this same way. His proactive father's love is always pursuing me even when I mess up.

 

One of my sons recently called needing help and I just wasn’t in a good place to receive the call. I had already been a bit frustrated with him and I when the call came I felt my heart hardening towards him. I gave the call to my wife Kaylinn rather than respond out of my sense of frustration at that moment.

 

Later that evening as I reflected on my response my heart was overwhelmed with a sense of Father God's constant love and how he never responds out of his frustration with me. I mess up all the time. Sometimes there are consequences to the mess, but he NEVER withholds his love for me. He is always available if I will humbly come to him.

 

Jack Frost has written an excellent book, "Experiencing Father's Embrace". He writes on page 64, "The foundation for intimacy with God is the realization that we are His happy thought and that nothing we will ever say or do can change His mind about us. There is nothing you can do to cause God to love you any more than He does right now. There is nothing you do to cause God to love you any less than He does right now. Unconditional love is never based upon the merit of the one receiving it; it is based upon the loving nature of the one giving it." Jack's web site is www.shilohplace.org.

Comments
I believe God wants you to know... ...that you are a pure child of God, beautiful in your innocence -- and that this is true no matter what you may have done. There is no offense you could ever commit that can rob you of your magnificence, or of the wonder of who you are. Gosh, who among us hasn't fallen from the path, betrayed another, acted unwisely, fallen prey to temptation, given in to a craving or addiction? All of us are human. And in God's eyes that makes us perfect. Really. Just the way we are. Like 3-year-olds, looking anxiously up at some elder, wondering with quivering lips whether we'll get a spanking for breaking the rules... The 3-year-old is beautiful in her innocence. He is pure as snow, and there is simply something that has not been totally understood, or fully integrated into behavior yet. It's okay. We don't mean to be "bad." And in truth, we aren't. Not a one of us. We're simply, sometimes, mistaken. And God loves us anyway. Immensely. Completely. Eternally. Just as we are.
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