by Luke Kincaid
Da Da? This is one of my favorite things that Seth says to me on a daily basis. He is speaking so much at the moment and he will often call out to me for a variety of reasons throughout the day. Sometimes he calls for me because he wants to know where I am in that moment. Other times he calls out because he wants to show me something and often he calls for me because he wants me to simply sit with him and partake in whatever activity he is busy with.
Seth has taught me so much about how I can be relating to and interacting with God the Father. I don’t know about you but God can sometimes feel far away from me. I don’t feel like this because I believe that He doesn’t want to spend time with me but because of how incredible He truly is. God is all present, all knowing and all powerful and sometimes I wonder why He would want to spend time with me.
But when I see how Seth confidently calls out to me and knows that I will be there I realize that I can be doing the same with how I interact with God. I want to be there for Seth when he calls and I want to spend time with my child as much as possible because I love him. Seth is comfortable in his identity as my child and we can also be even more confident in our identity as children of God because as disciples of Jesus we are God’s children:
“1 See what great love the Father has given us that we should be called God’s children—and we are!” – 1 John 3:1
You don’t have to earn your identity as a child of God – it is given to you when repenting and coming to faith in Jesus and this means that God the Father is always available to us. So if you are having a bad day and need someone to talk to you can call out to God and He will be there. If you are simply doing something you enjoy you can include God and share what you are doing with Him and He will be there with you while you enjoy yourself. We even have the amazing opportunity to ask God to reveal His presence to us while we are having some down time and share in that moment with Him. God is always available to His children so we can take every opportunity to spend some time with Him everyday.