God has taught me a lot in the past few months about what having a relationship with Him really means. I used to see God as some big scary God who really doesn’t want much to do with me, who is angry, who I have to try and please all the time by being a light and reading my Bible and praying a lot.
That view of God couldn’t be more wrong. God is absolutely crazy about us and yes He is so big and glorious and He dwells in unapproachable light and glory. But here is the crazy thing, He has made a way for us to approach Him, to be with Him forever and not far off behind some veil! No! The Veil was torn in two and God has made a way for us to approach Him, to draw near and not as slaves or servants either, but as Children of God.
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs-heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if indeed we suffer with Him, that we may also be glorified together.” - Romans 8:14-17
Woe! Did you get that!? God has adopted us! We are His beloved children! and He is not only our God, but our Daddy. Did you know you can call God Daddy? That you can talk to Him about anything? That He is right there listening and smiling at you? God really is crazy about you! Why else would He send His only Son, His beloved Son, to die the most horrific death known to mankind and take on all the sins ever committed? He did it because He loves you that much, He couldn’t stand us being separated from Him any longer. He wanted us to be with Him so bad that He would give anything, He would give everything just to be able to hold us in His arms again.
Jesus death on the cross really did pay for all of our sins and make a way for us to approach God. Because of the blood He shed for us, we are free and God has cast our sins away, as far as the east is from the west. “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” -John 8:36
We are no longer slaves to sin, but children of God. Because sin no longer has a hold on us we can approach God, we can sit in our Daddy’s lap. It was sin that separated us from God, but when our sin is taken away what can separate us from His love? We now belong to God, He bought us with a price and we are His. We don’t have to try to earn our way to God, we are already with Him. Just rest in your Father’s love, let Him show you how much He really loves you.
This is the Gospel, it’s the good news of how deeply God loves us and how He gave His only Son to pay for our sins that separated us from Him and bring us back into His arms.
We are free to be ourselves with God to just sit in His lap and fall in love with Him, He’s not asking for a big show or some fancy ritual, just your heart. Stop trying so hard to please God, because He is already happy with you, He delights in you just the way you are and just the way He made you to be. You don’t have to clean yourself up or be perfect before coming into His presence, that part was already taken care of at the cross, so stop trying to do the work that is already finished and just rest in God and His wonderful grace and love.
Now go and let God pour His love on you, sit in Daddy’s lap, be real with Him and pour your heart out to Him. Jesus doesn’t want another religion, He wants a real relationship, and it’s so much more wonderful than religion. God is soooo goood!!! Haha Shabba!!