I think the father-child relationship is the most important in the universe. It is more important than the mother-child relationship. This is true not only for men, but also for a woman or a girl. We need to hear from our dad who we are but more importantly, we need to hear from our Heavenly Father who we truly are.
When Jesus spoke of “my sheep will hear my voice” in John 10, he meant that we all are able to hear his voice and it is something we can learn. Every Christian has received this birthright to hear gods voice. Unfortunately there are things in the way of hearing at all. First of all, we may not even know that god is still speaking still to us or that he even wants to talk to us. Or we assume that God is not interested in our daily life- he has bigger problems to solve. Some may even assume that the Bible is the last and final word of God speaking to mankind.
But that is just not true- far from it. He likes to be involved in your life, preferably every minute of it. He loves us and he loves spending time with us. But He also loves speaking to us, walking with us, encouraging us, and he wants you to know how He sees you as His child. He wants you to know that he not only loves you but also that he is proud of you.
Last Friday I was walking on the beach, spending time with god and I asked him if he had some advanced words for me that day- he said: “enjoy today“. And I did. With the six of us, my family and my parents who are over from Holland, went on a boat trip, dolphin spotting. We enjoyed the beautiful scenery, the sunshine, the fins of the various dolphins we spotted and each other’s company. We enjoyed a good meal and a glass of wine in the beautiful setting of an historic street with matching buildings. On top of that we learned that both of our children had passed their exams. What a happy day it was. It was a blessing indeed.
I really needed to hear those words upfront because I can get so caught-up in things or daily life itself, that I forget to enjoy the things god is giving me. I am bussier with the next thing, than enjoying the moment I am in. And that is not a good way to live. We miss out of life, love and other things we can enjoy- we may enjoy.
Life is to be enjoyed. God wants this for us, for all of his children.
Hearing the voice of God is something you can learn. This is one of the subjects we talk about on our retreats. Curious? Take the risk and come. It is a life changing experience- it has been for me. Over the years I received so many words from god, encouragements, a new name, advise and direction for my life. I would not have missed it for the world.
We can walk with and listen to god, just like Adam, when he was in the garden of eden.
We need to hear from God, we need to hear from our true father who we really are and not live under the false identity we can easily live under.
You are more than you are right now. God has great plans for you. Dare to step-out of your comfort zone. Because the great news is; you can really hear from your father.
Let god father you during our retreat. It is the best present you can give yourself.