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Talking to God
September 16, 2009

But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God….

--John 1:12

I have a grandson who knows that, at any time, he can walk into my office and say, "Hey, Daddy Jack!" But can you imagine the kind of relationship we would have if he had to walk in and say something like, "Oh, hail, I honor you, Grandfather."? It would be terrible!

In the same way, wouldn't it be awful if we had to talk like that to our heavenly Father?

Well, sadly, some people had bad experiences with their fathers growing up, and as a result, some may think God is distant or that he has to be talked to in a way that's not natural.

Christian, you need to know that our heavenly Father is a loving holy Father and he is good, perfect, and gracious. And he's always available and accessible to his kids whenever they call upon him.

In fact, God loves to spend time with you. Chapter 8 of Romans says that you have been adopted into God's family, and you can cry out to him, "Abba, Father." In the language of the New Testament, that was just like saying "Papa" or "Daddy."

You may have missed out on having a great earthly dad, but you do not have to miss the wonderful experience of knowing, loving, and talking with your heavenly Father. So don't waste another minute! Trust him and talk to him about how you're feeling today.


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Dear Friend,

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