God Our Father

Albert Einstein is considered the most brilliant person of the 20th century and one of the most brilliant people who ever lived. His Theory of Relativity has formed the basis of how scientists viewed time and space for over a century. Yet for all his brilliance he said this,

“I do not believe in a personal God and I have never denied this, but have expressed it clearly. I believe in … a God who reveals himself in the orderly harmony of what exists, not in a God who concerns himself with the fates and actions of human beings.”

I am convinced that the single most important part of your life is how you view God. As humans, how we view God cannot be separated from how we act and relate to God. So how do you view God? Do you see Him as an angry old man who doesn’t care about your well-being? Do you see Him as a bellhop and His only duty is to give you want you want when you want it? Maybe you view Him as Albert Einstein did, that He exist but is not personal and not involved in your life.

Whatever you may believe about God, the truth is, the God who created the universe desires to have a personal, eternal relationship with you. In Matthew chapter 6, Jesus gave us an example of how we as believers are to view God; “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.'” God is not just the God who parts seas; He is a Father to you and relates to you as a Father to a child.

During your Bible study and prayer time this week, remember that God is your Heavenly Dad. When you read His Word, ask Him to explain it to you, as an earthly father would explain instruction to his child. When you pray this week, whether it be in sorrow, joy, or confusion, remember that God is your Heavenly Daddy and always has grace and compassion in store for you. Embrace your Heavenly Father this week!

–James Merritt

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