Although God knows everything about us, he still wants to be a Father to us.
Isn’t that amazing?
King David wrote about how much God thinks of us:
“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God.
They cannot be numbered!
I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand!
And when I wake up, you are still with me!” (Psalm 139:17-18).
Knowing how much God thinks about us (especially in light of how little we think of him) should give us an incredible feeling of worth.
Our response to God’s constant attentiveness, however, should never be out of obligation.
God doesn’t want us to hang out with him only because we feel we have to.
Revelation 2:4 warns us to avoid allowing our love for God to lessen or end.
God wants us to grow beyond our initial commitment to him, just like in a marriage where love continues to grow.
Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen.
Many people who become Christians are really excited about their new relationship with God.
But as problems come up, the excitement often wears off (just like what happens in some marriages).
To maintain a growing relationship with God-
The key word is time!
Daily time with him, time with others who know him, and time (in years) to grow to appreciate his love for you.
Though God is anxious for an intimate relationship with us-
– he will wait for the day when we’ll experience for ourselves what loving him really means.
And what a wonderful day that will be!