Isn’t it great when you go to someone’s house that you are close to, kick off your shoes and make yourself at home? Laughing and eating and sharing stories? God wants you to feel this way with him, 24/7.
Is it possible? Absolutely. A good father delights in his children, and God delights in you – and it is not dependent on your good and perfect behavior, either.
Think of the story of the prodigal son. We know what the foolish son did, and there was quite a difference in the behavior of the sons, but the father actually loved both sons – his position did not change. He greeted the foolish son back and treated him with lavish love.
The “good” son isolated himself from the father (and the family) by hanging back and becoming angry. He also acted like a servant instead of a son. He basically said, “look how many years I’ve stayed here serving you, never giving you one moment of grief, but have you ever thrown a party for me and MY friends?”
Sadly, he doesn’t recognize that the Father is also treating HIM lavishly. The father tells him, “everything I have is yours.” I’m your father and I love you. His desire is for BOTH sons to receive that love. To come home.
In this episode you will discover:
- Religion is a fatal disease
- What a bird can teach us
- Jesus talked to four kinds of folks: Religious / Renegades / Receivers / Relaters
- Holy heartburn
- “Hey God, Can We Talk?”
In her book, “Hey God, Can We Talk?” Sarah Bowling reveals practical ways of staying in a reconciled relationship with God. This is about a constant awareness of his presence, not a one-sided series of requests. It can, and should, encompass a “companionable silence” – where conversation is sometimes not even needed.
When Jesus was in the garden of Gethsemane, his darkest hour, he invited Peter, James and John to join him. God wants us to invite him in. He is still saying, “I’m your father and I love you.” His desire is for you to receive that love. To come home.
Meet Sarah Bowling
Sarah Bowling is on a mission to connect everyone with the heart of God. Led by the Holy Spirit and anchored in the Word, Sarah seeks to inspire all to know the unconditional and transformational love of God in our daily lives. She is a powerful scholar and discerning Bible teacher, as well as an international speaker whose passion takes her many places around the world.
Get Sarah’s book at heygodbook.com
Connect with Sarah at: www.sarahbowling.org
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