Access the Father Before Serving the King

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In the realm of faith and spirituality, the relationship between God the Father and Jesus Christ stands as a cornerstone of Christian belief. Their connection is one of profound love, reverence, and unwavering unity. Yet, it is not uncommon for individuals to focus predominantly on serving God as their King, overlooking the significance of accessing Him as their Father.

This message aims to shed light on the crucial need for believers to prioritize establishing a personal and intimate relationship with God the Father. By doing so, we unlock a deeper understanding of His character, His will, and the true essence of serving Him as our King.

  1. The Example of Jesus: Jesus, the Son of God, consistently demonstrated the importance of spending time with His Father. Throughout His ministry, He would often retreat to solitary places to pray and commune with God. This practice emphasizes the value of seeking intimacy with the Father, not merely fulfilling religious obligations.
  2. Knowing the Father Before Serving the King: Jesus emphasized the necessity of knowing God as our Father before we can effectively serve Him as our King. True service stems from a genuine relationship built on love, trust, and obedience. Without a personal connection with God the Father, our service may become mechanical and devoid of spiritual depth.
  3. Becoming Godly People: Our calling as believers is not simply to be good people, but to become godly people. This transformation occurs as we access the Father and allow His character and nature to shape our lives. By seeking His presence and guidance, we grow in wisdom, righteousness, and holiness.
  4. Access to God Through Jesus: Jesus serves as the bridge that enables us to access God the Father. Through His life, death, and resurrection, He has opened the way for us to enter into a personal relationship with the Father. Faith in Jesus grants us the privilege of approaching God with boldness and confidence.
  5. Understanding God’s Personality: Many Christians may be familiar with God’s character traits, such as His love and justice. However, it is essential to go beyond mere knowledge and seek a deeper understanding of His personality. This involves spending time in His presence, reading His Word, and reflecting on His interactions with humanity throughout history.
  6. The Danger of Serving Routine, Religion, and Deception: When we neglect our relationship with God the Father, we run the risk of falling into empty routines, religious rituals, and deceptive practices. True faith is not about following a set of rules or performing good deeds for recognition. Instead, it is about knowing God intimately and allowing His love to transform our hearts and actions.
  7. Seeking the Father: Establishing a personal relationship with God the Father requires intentionality and effort. It involves setting aside time for prayer, meditation, and studying His Word. As we seek His presence, He reveals Himself to us, disclosing His will and guiding us along the path of righteousness.
  8. Serving with a Deeper Purpose: When we serve God from a place of intimacy and love, our service takes on a new dimension. It becomes a joyful and fulfilling expression of our gratitude for His love and grace. We no longer serve out of obligation or duty but from a heart overflowing with love and devotion.

Accessing God the Father is not merely an optional practice; it is a fundamental aspect of living a fulfilling and transformative Christian life. By seeking His presence, knowing His character, and understanding His will, we align ourselves with His divine purpose and experience the true joy and power of serving Him as our King.

As we draw near to the Father, He draws near to us, empowering us to live lives of faith, love, and unwavering devotion.

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