It is really up to the Father when it comes to how well he wants you to get to know him. And it’s not personal, but it is about the Father’s business. You may be a swell fellow, or girl, but it will not be good business for the Father if he is not able to get the most out of you; and have you in a position to be the best that you can be for his business. Why would he take such a loss just because we, swell fellows and swell girls, may want to emotionally know more about him? I hear it said quite often that the Heavenly Father is better to us than any natural father could ever be to us, no matter how swell of a fellow that natural father maybe. The Heavenly Father understands that building a great relationship requires that you know a little bit more, a little bit more, and a little bit more about one another as you go along. And that is the exact reason why the Father allows us to know more about him, just a little bit more as we go in order for us to handle the bear. And although the Father so loved us that he gave his only begotten son to die for our sins, he is not in a rush to put more on you than you can bear just so you can know a little bit more about him. 1 Corinthians 10:13, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.” Now, don’t get the Father wrong, he wants to stroll through the cool of the day with you everyday in a big way, but its going to come in little bits that you can bear. Now if you want to make like a pole vaulter, and pass on a couple of the lower vaults because you are willing to bear more now to save the energy for the higher vaults, then go ahead and have your request made known to the Father. There is a precedent for making such a request, but the Father will still do what is best for his business, and your well being.
So I understand that we have a few takers who want to make like pole vaulters, and pass up on some of the little bits now, and make their request known unto the Father that they want to move on up the line to him now. Well, let me give you the precedent first before you run off requesting, and all that without knowing how it turned out for our other brave taker who wanted to bear it now also:
Exodus 33:17-23, “And the Lord said unto Moses, I will do this thing also that thou hast spoken: for thou hast found grace in my sight, and I know thee by name.18 And he said, I beseech thee, shew me thy glory. 19 And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee; and will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and will shew mercy on whom I will shew mercy. 20 And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live. 21 And the Lord said, Behold, there is a place by me, and thou shalt stand upon a rock: 22 And it shall come to pass, while my glory passeth by, that I will put thee in a clift of the rock, and will cover thee with my hand while I pass by: 23 And I will take away mine hand, and thou shalt see my back parts: but my face shall not be seen.”
Well here is where you’ve got to ask yourself a question: do I believe that I have found grace in the Father sight, and that he knows me by name? And once you have asked, and answered that question, then may the passing of the little bits begin. You be sure to let us know in what place did the Father put you, in order for you to bear it; and to Know The Father As Well As He Wants You To Know.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.