Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Being Wanted and Wanting to Be Wanted

     My 11 year old, Ethan, was up early this morning.  As I prepared to exit the house he asked, "Dad, can I go to men's breakfast with you this morning?"  "Yes," I said, "Love for you to come." 

     It meant a lot to me that he wanted to come and be with me.  I am certain it meant a lot to him that I wanted him.  Our children want to be wanted, they need to be wanted, and they were made to be wanted.  According to Genesis 1 we were made in God's image.  It seems part of His nature is that He wants to be wanted.  God gives us a choice to want him or neglect Him.  In James 4:8 it says, "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you."  God is waiting for us to make a move toward Him every day. 

     Our children need to know their Dads want them and desire to be active in their lives.  As a child growing up, I always had the sense that my dad would rather be with me than with anyone else.  That built a security in me that later allowed me to find that same security in my heavenly father.  To this day I am convinced that my earthly father AND my heavenly Father want to be with me.

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