April 3, 2019
Wednesday, 11:21 PM
While getting ready for school this morning, F mentioned to me about a friend at school who told her that her friend at church said he hates God. I don't know what made him say that, but I told F that some kids don't really know what they're talking about or even mean it from their heart.
I explained that having a personal relationship with God is what makes us fall in love with God. The more we know Him, receive His love fully, experience His goodness and presence, spend time talking to Him are the ways that teach our hearts to love Him. I added that Mommy and Daddy or church can share things (information) about God, but those are all just knowledge based. It's all in the head. But when we experience Him in a deep, personal way, that's when our love for Him develops.
Growing up in a religious family, I was never taught about having a personal relationship with my Abba, Father. So I grew up having this thought of God so far away, up in heaven, sitting on the clouds, so high, I cannot reach. There was so much distance between me and Him.
May I teach my girls the truth about who God really is, that they will develop a deep, intimate relationship with Him as they grow up.
"My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience." - James 1:2-5