Matthew 23:9
“And call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven.”

God wants to have you, entirely. He doesn’t want a piece of you or just a percentage of you, He wants all of you. So many live their lives for worldly pursuits that offer no reward outside of material. But God created you for a specific purpose and job, and He alone will work that purpose out in your life. You must then focus on making sure that He does have all of you and not just a little portion of you.

When the prodigal son came running back into the arms of the father, there was nothing left that the son had to offer. In fact, he had lost everything that the father had given him and was now broken and spilled out. But this condition is exactly what compelled the father to run to his son and not even wait for him to come to him. This broken and empty state was exactly what the son needed to realize the full beauty of grace, freely given to someone who does not deserve it.

Our Father in heaven wants us to understand that He alone is the one that made us, gives us life, and sustains us. When we focus so much on the things of this life, we begin to think that we have things under control. It must be in a spirit of brokenness and humility that we acknowledge that He alone is our sustainer and life giver.

Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name.

50-0827A - “Prodigal”
I remember when I was lost and undone, out in the world, dying, a sinner, laying on a hospital bed. The doctor said I had just a few moments to live. But I cried, coming down the road. And as I cried, I run to meet the Heavenly Father; He kissed me on the neck, kissed away all of my sins and cares. He put the Robe, the Holy Spirit on me, put the wedding ring on my finger; I'm going somewhere one of these days. Put me amongst His people here, where we can rejoice and live together and be happy. Why? I was once dead and now I'm alive. Oh, my. I was once lost and now I'm found.

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