“You are sons and daughters of God through faith in Christ Jesus” (Galatians 3:26).
You are a beloved, celebrated child of God. You don’t have to beg him to listen or pay attention to you. His delight is to know your heart and for you to know his.
When you pray, recognize when you’re relating to God more as an orphan than his son or daughter. He wants to teach you to pray with him, not at him. You don’t need to beg him in fear for what you already have in his love.
Jesus taught us God is “Our Father” (Luke 11:2), not “Our Inscrutable Ethereal Being.” Through every circumstance, your Father is helping you think and pray in agreement with his transforming grace, truth, and wisdom, and to live and grow in experiences with his unceasing faithfulness, hope, and love for you.
“This is the day the Lord has made, so we will rejoice and be glad in it” (Psalm 118:24).
God made this day, and you’re his kid. That means you own it. No matter what you face today, nothing gets to permanently overwhelm you, or interfere with one word of what your Father is saying to you about what’s possible. Let yourself take a deep breath, smile at that revelation, and live today gladly.