Dad?

Have you ever mixed someone up?  I mean, thought you were talking to one person, but in reality you were talking to someone else?

I have.

When I was a child, my mom took me to see my dad in the middle of the day at his office.  At that time, my dad worked in a bank and there were lots of people that worked there.  We were told that he was in the break room.

I ran into the break room and saw a man of my dad’s build, wearing a suit that looked like one he wore.  What happened next was humiliating to my child psyche.

I jumped on his back and and realized it was not my dad.

I saw this commercial on TV the other day and it reminded me…

It reminded me of how often I can get confused about who is speaking in my life.  So many times I think I’m hearing God speak, but really it’s just my selfishness and my desires.

Then there are times when we can’t seem to hear anything and we beg to hear from Him, from Dad.

Dad, are you there?

We ask all kinds of questions and it seems like we are talking to the ceiling.

I’ve realized that the one thing that is for sure in all of this is that if I am disconnected from His Word, I am disconnected from Him. It’s impossible to distinguish His voice from the clutter of voices in this world without tapping into the source of who He is.

Regardless of what we are going through in life we can find hope in who He is.

This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us—an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through the hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him! (Romans 8:15 NLT)

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