Knowing God as your Father is quite different from knowing God from what others may have told you or as some mighty being. Yes, He is mighty, but we must develop a personal relationship with Him. Unfortunately, that relationship is often colored by our relationship with our earthly father. Maybe he was a workaholic and just not available.le. Maybe He was an angry, abusive man and you felt it was your fault. Or maybe he was a perfectionist and you thought you could nothing right. . The scenarios are endless BUT God is God and while He is your Father, He is like none other. He delights in you. The most important thing for anyone is to discover the true and living God. "Hear, O' Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord." It's important that you know who God is, not who someone tells you who His. He is calling you to a personal relationship. To really know this, you must get to know Him through His word. You need to spend time with Him to develop a personal relationship. Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth. Psalm 46:10 In today's world, you have to make the time to be still. In this interactive electronic, it may be as simple as turning off the internet, the television, and cell phone. And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. Mark 12:30 How much of your life does He really have? With every breath that we take, we should not only love Him, but receive His love. Let's be frank here. If I treated my relationship with my husband, the way I have treated my relationship with God at times, we would not still be married. I pay attention to Ray. I love him and delight in spending time with him. We have honest, frank discussions. I listen to him and he listens to me. I make time for him.
Father God needs to be the very center of our lives. When He is, every other relationship will be in order. Not perfect, but in order. You will recognize which relationships need nurturing and which are toxic and not good for you. When God is your love standard, you will not be looking for love in all the wrong places. In fact, you cannot help but share His love. Make God the center of your life and come into a loving relationship with Him. "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God," and all else will come into balance.