How about the growth from babyhood? Isn’t it amazing to see the changes take place right before our eyes? And while it is indeed quite amazing to us as family, friends and professional service network members; it is just another day in the glorious life of the Father. He has been coming forth with such greatness ever since before the world was: John 17:5, “And now, O Father, glorify thou me with thine own self with the glory which I had with thee before the world was.” It got me to thinking of how experience has really paid off for Father. There is literally nothing that he hasn’t seen since there is nothing left that is new for him to see: Ecclesiastes 1:9, “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.” When we take a look at things from Father’s point of view, we can then have a different take on things in order to have a different outcome than we are use to taking. So when I see something come up in my life in which I have not seen before, here is where I have a different take on it than I usually take. I no longer want to deal with it from my place of weakness and inexperience; however, I now want to deal with it from Father’s perspective of strength and experience; as in Father’s been there, done that. Now isn’t that much better on the stress level, and willingness to take the thing head on knowing that you have a different take on it now? When I am with my thirteen year old son, and something happens surprisingly, or it happens not necessarily favorably toward our position; he just ‘looks at me like, you’re up. There is no panic, or thoughts that we are going down right this moment. No, his take on it is that one of my purposes as a father for being here, is for me, father; and not yet him, son, to handle this new thing under the sun. So he just looks on like an owner of a trained service dog, and says to himself, get it dad! We need to follow the same example as we face those old, and new things under the sun. And with our new take on things just say to ourselves concerning one of the purposes of our Heavenly Father for being here, get it dad or Abba. Now Don’t Stunt Your Growth.
So what happens if you don’t have a different take on things, and you just continue to leave a lot on the table because you decided to stick with your current take on things concerning the Father? Well, this is how you stunt your growth. You see in the natural, when my son stands strong on things that come because of how he takes them when being with his father, he will be allowed to grow in spurts as he takes on bigger things when they come. Children do not necessarily see danger on a scale ranging from 1- 10, with 10 being the greatest danger. No, children see danger on the scale ranging from the looks and the actions in which they see in the response of dad and mom. If dad and mon are handling a danger that is really a 10 on the scale, but they are handling it as though it is a two on the scale, the kids are not going to lose any sleep on this danger because of their take on it. When you and I are with the Father as we should make it our goal to be in the processing of all faith operations, we are not going to lose any sleep on the incoming danger because of our take on it. We should be taking it as we do know what the response of the Father to be. We already know that the Father has seen this danger before, therefore, he has been there and defeated it before. So I will not lose any sleep on the matter, and I will get all the rest that a developing body needs: no stunting my growth here. When we face something, and we turn and run, we can set ourselves up to stunt our growth because the enemy now knows what will make us run. The enemy will make sure that he sends plenty of it your way, and keep you from growing forth as you should: Growth Stunted. I look at my spiritual Father in the same fashion as my natural son looks at me: get it dad or get it Abba. I’ll be right over here where you left me once you get it done father/Father. Now Don’t Stunt Your Growth.
The Father Still Does Love To Do The Body Good.