God is all about the business of His Kingdom, but to get to know the Father, Jesus’ Daddy, you have to make it personal. Matter of fact, Father’s business is to make everything personal with His adopted Sons (male, female, you and me). Jesus, the only begotten Son, knew that Father would take care of the Kingdom’s Business of raising Him from the dead because it wall all personal.
Father had already spent much time and resources trying to carve out the path to free us from the burden of sin before sending Jesus to pay it in full. Just to name a few of Father’s attempts: Adam and Eve were put in a safe haven where all they had to do was avoid the temptation of one tree; Noah and his family were freed from all the evil people in the world and given the opportunity to start afresh, but didn’t succeed; Father even allowed the Law of the Old Testament to come equipped with sacrifices to clean the slate every time after a sin, but to no avail.
Yes, no matter what Father tried to do to shine His Love on us, and there were many other attempts by Father that I do not list, not any proved to be the answer. And we all know what I am about to say next. If you want something to be done right, you have to do it yourself. It wasn’t enough for the Heavenly Father to just love us. The Bible tells me that He “So Loved Us” that He sent His only Begotten Son. After trying everything out of His Love and not succeeding, He had to take it to the ultimate level and make it personal. So He had to SO LOVE us, and send His Son equipped with the full power of the Kingdom in His Hand. In essence, He sent Himself.
Think about it. Giving up your only child to save the soul of someone else? Father God did it. It was also asked of Abraham back in his day before the ram was revealed in the bush. Now we can’t legally do that particular act these days anyway, however, Father still will require somehow that we make it personal with Him.
He told me what He needed from me to become personal with Him. Like many, I was already thinking that I was being personal with Father. I don’t know what He is going to need from you to become personal with Him. I am sure that He will tell you when that time comes. He told me that He needed me to “Rise Above Myself,” and “To Live Above The Petty.” He also said to me that “I Was In His Way” and that “I Was In My Way.” I told Him that I would move myself, but He would have to show me the way to move.
He then began to show me some of the way. I had been pouting about how no one appreciates me for all the things that I do for them. They just keep asking and coming back for more without a thank you. Then my mother called and said I am just calling to let you know how much I appreciate all you do for me, and that I do realize that you really love me because you show it all the time. Father was using my mother to show me that He had taken things personal with me, and now He wants me to do the same with Him. He had her to call that very moment so that I would know that He was addressing the issues of the moment. He wants me to continue to do what He tells me, the way that He tells me, and just know that He knows what I do. He needs me to keep the flesh out of the way and only look and expect Him to reward me. He doesn’t want me being carnal looking for those that He has sent me to bless, to somehow turn around and bless me back. He told me that this is not about me, but about me being there for Him to send as a Father sends His Son. So I will move myself from being in His way and mine as He shows me the way.