“I love You, Father.”
When I say this short sentence, it changes my day. Every time I express my love for my heavenly Father, either silently or out loud, it makes my heart happy. Every time.
Whether I’m working, writing my weekly column, driving to an appointment, loading the dishwasher, or shopping for groceries, when I pause to tell my heavenly Father how much I adore Him, even the most challenging tasks suddenly feel less overwhelming.
Not only that but, the simple act of expressing my love for God – my love for the all-powerful, yet all-merciful, God – gives me a broader view of God’s sovereignty in the midst of a trial. And it enables me to see my earthly relationships better, including my part in conflicts. Indeed, my outlook and mood become brighter, more joyful, and hope filled. Why?
Could it be because whenever we take our focus off our feelings, off our mundane tasks, off our trials – off us – and place our focus on Someone so big, so powerful and so loving, we see everyone and everything differently?
Try it. Tell God you love Him. And if you can, declare it out loud.
I suspect my female readers will have an easier time doing this than my male readers. Remember though, how David, a brawny man’s man, had no problem recognizing and declaring his strong love for God throughout the Psalms, including Psalm 18:1 (ESV):
I love you, O Lord, my strength.
Go ahead. In your own words or using David’s words, tell God how much you love Him.
Did you feel it? When you expressed your love for your heavenly Father, did you become more aware of His presence – and sense His profound love for you, as well?
How would telling God you love Him change your day? How would expressing, every day, your devotion to the God of the universe, the Creator of all things – your Father – change you? Your life? Your relationship with Him?
During Father’s Day week, why not accept the Tell-God-I-love-You Challenge for seven straight days and find out?
What about you?
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- Will you accept the Tell-God-I-love-You Challenge for seven straight days during Father’s Day week?
- Then, will you let us know if it made a difference in your week and in your relationship with your heavenly Father? And how it changed you?
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