How are you with the Father? What type of track record have you established with the Father in which he can look at it and say, I know what my sons and daughters are going to do because I know what they have done before. There is a saying that I grew up with, and to tell you the truth, I am still growing up with it today well pass the age that is considered growing up. The saying goes something like this, “you can tell what a person will do, based on what that person has done before:” it’s not a hundred percent directional thank God, but if you were willing to cut me three or four times before, you do at least have it in you to cut me one more time on that unknown next time. Therefore, you just can’t peacefully lay your head down on your pillow at night, and know that everything is going to be alright with that person’s word. I once had a friend who was standing outside of an establishment waiting for me to pick her up based on me saying that I would, while passing up concerned offers from others to drop her off to insure that she had a ride home as some uncomfortable hours of the evening were already at hand. Well, she said thank you, but no thank you, he will be here; and before the last offer had made it to their car, guess who pulled right up to the curve? That’s correct, me: no matter the size of the word promised, it is the habit formed from the different sizes of the words promised coming from you that will form the credibility to others of what comes from your mouth. If you think about it, do you have good habits across the board with most when it comes to keeping your word, or are there only a special few that experience that special you, when it comes to being able to bank on your word?
Now The Father Knows, What Changed? I think about the Father of faith, Abraham, who would have also been alright being called the Father of learning faith. God was still having those “Now Do I know him” dreams concerning Abraham years after the birth of Isaac, read it: Genesis 22:12, “ And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.” You would think after all this time, God would know what’s up with Abraham before just now, and would have had fewer of those “Now Do I know him” dreams. Jesus gives us all indication by his teachings that we should reach a time in which if we don’t know each other by now, we may never never know each other after all this time: John 14:9, “Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip? he that hath seen me hath seen the Father; and how sayest thou then, Show us the Father?” You know, the time comes when we hope that the Father can say, Now I know to us concerning most things, if not all things. What must change so that our consistency to his accuracy must match and become one: the Father has the accuracy, if we have the time to give the consistency. I was watching the ladies semi-finals of the French Open at Roland Garros on yesterday, and the two ladies that lost their semis, seem to have the most fire power, and the better variety of weapons at their disposal, but to me they lacked consistency. When they made their shots, it was a thing of beauty, but when they missed, it was a thing of just missing too many times at the wrong time. And both of the ladies who won, especially Krejcikova in the second semi, she would just hit Sakkari consistently at the right time with the same back hand winner down either line, and at home on the tube, you could just see her consistently setting it up. So you know what to change, put in the time to be consistent, so that the Father knows now that you will be there to match his accuracy. Abraham was all over the place with very little consistency the first twenty five years except to Sarah. We could count on Sarah having her way, but poor old God had to hang in there for another many years at each time to get his, to finally know. Now, if Jesus wasn’t already moonlighting as the Word, to soon be made flesh as the only begotten Son, now he would have been the ideal Father of faith candidate; but as I said, Jesus already had so so many irons in the fire. You know, the Father was talking about how well pleased he was with Jesus, even before he did his firs snap from miracle center, some haters might say. However, Jesus had already surpassed any miracles that he could have done on earth just by going along with the Godhead to make him flesh when he was the Word only. And why does the Father hearest Jesus always? Because the Father knows already how Jesus is always going to respond: now let the Father become comfortable with your change, and let him now know that he can always hearest you too.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.