Last week, I asked how things were going with your own pursuits of spending time with God. Rachel’s answer to that question was beautiful and I just had to share it:

I give my first free moments to God…whether that is at six in the morning or eleven in the evening. As I’ve developed my relationship with God, I stopped looking at God as an angry schoolteacher that is upset when I don’t show up on time, and started looking at him as my best friend waiting for me with a hot cup of coffee at my favorite coffee store. He’s dissapointed when I don’t show up because He had just the right words for me…not angry because I didn’t show up for a lecture. Every day there is something special to encourage me, or learn more about him. I was shocked when I heard that less than 40% of all professing Christians have actually read through their entire Bible, so I few years back, I decided to start. It has made a world of difference, and I’m a better mom and wife now then I used to be because of it.

So how do you see God? Do you see him like Rachel used to?  Many times we see God through the lens of our own relationship with our dad here on earth. For some of us, that is a good template to see God through.  But for others whose dad was not loving and grace filled, their perception of God is skewed because they’ve never had a model of what a loving father looks like.

Rachel’s “new” perspective is an accurate one. It is reflective of who God is and what he desires for us. He longs to spend time with us, not to lecture, but to love.

What about you? How do you see God? Has your perception changed over time?

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