First of all, we know that we must have faith in order to please him: Hebrews 11:6, “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Then to please him, we must not only have faith, but we must have faith in the things that the Father is interested in now. We just can’t have dry faith, and think that we are pleasing the Father at that time. The scripture tells us exactly the kind of faith that the Father is working with: Hebrews 11:1, “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Father is ready to work with faith that is now, active, and ready to go to work with him now. Father is not so pleased with later faith, soon to be faith, as Philip said suffices us faith or, as doubting Thomas needed to see it first faith. So how do we know when now faith is in our midst, and that we have an opportunity for action? Well, and I just love this part of the process because it comes to us so clear: we don’t have to guess it, predetermine it, look for it, or even fast for it. No, none of that, all we have to do is to hear it; and we don’t have to try to hear it because when it comes, not only will we just hear it, but we will feel the deposit made in us from our hearing. Romans 10:17, “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” In order for you to know that you received the substance of faith that came by the word, you have to feel yourself receive it. If you only heard a word, but did not feel the deposit of faith, it would be premature to act because the substance that comes to let you know that he is ready now, didn’t come. And it feels distinct, energetic, and free to move with no hindrances: when it shows up, your flesh will show down!
So “What About If The Father Checks On You” from time to time: not there to work with you yet, but to see how you are handling his precious cargo, the word? We not only must have faith to please Father, but we must take care of that which is also well pleasing to the Father. So in the defense of the Father, not that he requires any defense, I can understand him wanting to check in on his operations from time to time to see what’s up. When i was working in corporate America, I would have District managers, Divisional Sales managers, Regional heads, or whatever the title maybe, they all had the same purpose; and that was to look for themselves to know that everything was running smoothly. It is done by all corporate businesses in some form or fashion since so much is invested into all these resources to make a company be the best that it can be. So it’s the same way with the Father’s big kingdom. He’s invested so much into his kingdom, especially this new division, with oversight by the fivefold ministry of all of these members of the Body of Christ. John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” The Father invested all the “Love” resources that he could find, but loving the earth was just not enough: He had to “So” Love the earth to make it work, and save our souls. I bet you know many people who “Love” you, and would lay down their life for you, but I bet you don’t know any who would “so” Love you, and send their only begotten son of whom they are well pleased with to his death to just save your life. That’s not called “Love,” that is called “So Love.” So if you ask me “What About If Father Checks On You,” I would say that I can see why. To “So Love” is a hard thing to do. Abraham may have been the Father of Faith, but Sarah told God and Abraham by her laughter at the have a baby word, along with her help God when she can actions, that she wanted no part of that Mother of Faith position. When God called on the Father of Faith to ‘So Love” him and give up his only rightful begotten son as a sacrifice, there was no doubtful Sarah in the picture.
So it’s cool if Father come around from time to time to make sure we are being about his business in the most decently and orderly way. It’s no surprise because the Father was serious when he said that his word would do what it was sent forth to do. Let’s read it: Isaiah 55:11, “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” There may be a few of us who God calls on to do a little extra loving for him, but for the most part Jesus took care all of that “So Love” stuff. The scriptures really only talk about us Loving him as members of the Body, but there are opportunities to offer your “So Love” service to the Father for those ready to work outside the Body Box. I think back to my general manager days, where my division manager would by policy stop by all the sites in her division once every so often to do an inspection. It was also policy that the general managers of each site be given a couple days notice of the intent of the division manager to inspect their site, and not just show up without notice. Well, I did not offer my “So Love” services, they were activated for me by the Division manager based on my inspection site history. The Division manager had come to the conclusion all by her little lonesome that if she was ever running behind scheduled, or couldn’t get to a site because of time and distance, that she could just pull into my site with an hour or two notice. My site was only a hour away from her home base, where most of the other sites were much farther away. She had come to realize over time that my site was ready to pass inspection with flying colors on any day; and not only because I knew that headquarters may come by, but because that just the way it is.
So “What About If The Father Checks On You” from time to time? Do you need a notice to be about his business in the ways of Kingdom policy, or can he just stop by your place and find that it passes inspection with flying colors because it’s just like that with you, and that’s the way it is.
Father Does Love To Do The Body Good!