How many times have we known that we needed to make something right? A few years ago, a few of us went to Africa to train new pastors. Little did I know that I was the one who would be learning the greatest lessons.
One of the men I was travelling with took me into Nairobi for dinner and we were able to talk privately for an extended period of time. He sensed that something significant was hindering me from the freedom God has for all of us. He asked me a question regarding my relationship with my father. From that conversation I was made painfully aware of my disobedience to the command “Honor your father and mother.” So, I decided to obey.
Last year Dad went to be with the LORD. Our relationship was on the mend and I’m thankful for that course correction. The relationship that was always meant to be was being restored.
In the same way, my relationship with the Father needed restoration. In returning to Him my life has been saved. He smiles on me as His son. I have my days when I stray from Him but, He’s always moving my heart back to Him. May His face shine upon you today as you seek Him.
Psalm 80:19 Restore us, Lord God Almighty;
make your face shine on us,
that we may be saved.