The Father wants the best for us as His children. And He knows that disobedience and sin will rob a person of the best He has for them! Understand that the Father is not against us, but He wants us to stay in a position to receive His fullness.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning (James 1:17). The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly (John 10:10). I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep (John 10:11).
Listen to the words in these verses. To fear the Lord our God, for our good always. Every good and perfect gift is from above. I am come that they might have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. The good shepherd gives His life for the sheep. The attitude of the Father towards us is to help us, to bless us, to meet our needs, to enable us to overcome. He does not have an attitude to put down, to beleaguer, to bring difficulty, or to punish!
According to Jesus, the Father is with you, in you, and for you! Trouble comes from the adversary as he seeks advantage in your life. The Father’s plan for us is for us to take the Word and navigate our way through life. The Word will sift us and reveal hindrance and weakness in our character, and then the Word will be like a fresh shower and wash away the grime brought by living in the world’s harsh environment.
Obedience to the Word gives light to our path so we won’t stumble into the path of hurt and pain. Obedience to the Word gives stability so that we can walk in the spirit and in faith in the midst of surmounting odds.
Make a decision today to walk in obedience to God’s promises. He wants you to for your own good. He wants to preserve you and keep you alive! He wants you to enjoy Him and to enjoy life to the full. Don’t compromise your obedience today. That compromise may cost you the best that the Father has for you! Make a fresh choice today to obey the Word from your heart. Your obedience brings the Father’s best. Choose life!