We make decisions all day long. Some seemingly miniscule and some seemingly massive. And yet, all of the decisions can be very easy … if we let them be. In every decision, we should be mindful of Our Father. What would He say? Indeed, what is He trying to say? Am I even listening? Do I even care what He has to say?
Of course, for seemingly miniscule decisions, we may say, why would He care? Indeed. But if He does and it is a miniscule decision, would that not give us all the more reason to listen and follow God’s Will. Very sadly, many go against Our Father’s Will and sometimes even His Laws simply because they do think it too miniscule to matter. But if it matters to Our Father, it cannot be miniscule, even if it appears so to us.
And for our other decisions. We may try to make them smaller than they are in order to justify our decision as if they do not matter. Let’s not fool our self. If Our Father has a law against it or wills you to act differently, then you are making yourself an opponent of God. You oppose His Laws and/or His Will. Indeed, you reject Our Father at His very core, His Fatherhood.
Our Father cares deeply about you. His Laws and His Will do not exist to restrict you, but to free you. Sin enslaves a person. Sin desires nothing but complete control of a person. And Our Father does not desire complete control. That may sound odd for someone with laws and tasks for us, but they are the ways of love. Our Father desires a free gift of yourself to Him. Not in control, but in love.
Our Father desires to love you in an intimate way for all of eternity. And the only way to accomplish that is for you to love Him completely. Not by Him enforcing His Laws and Will upon you like sin seeks to do, but by you accepting His offer of love. His offer of love from a Father to a son or daughter. Not as slaves, but as family. Indeed, what does Our Father say? It is the will of love to obey.
Jesus, as the Eternal Son, You forever loved the Father before the foundation of the world. Help us to be obedient to Our Father, especially when it is hard as You were “obedient to death” [Philippians 2:8] in order that we might forever love Your Father as Our Father. Amen.