By: Darrelyn L. Tutt
A deadbeat dad is one who does not display appropriate relational or financial responsibility for a responsiblity that is clearly his; he is an absent father unaquainted and unconcerned with the welfare of his own child.
Sometimes ... might we be guilty of treating God like a deadbeat dad?
Sometimes ... do we suggest that He's there but He's not really present?
When you treat God’s invisible presence like a visible absence you do Him and yourself a great disservice.
Christ’s presence in every arena of your life at every moment of your life is your biggest and most beautiful reality ... and when you live within the confines of it you experience a divine peace and protection that not a visible thing on earth can come near to.
God eyes are open to your whereabouts and “thinkabouts” 24/7.
He is not absent.
He is not half-hearted.
He is not blind.
He is not dead.
He is not a deadbeat dad.
Don’t treat Him in your lifestyle and activity as a non-existent force, a deadbeat father, unacquainted with your ways and unmindful of your thoughts.
That's a lie.
You hurt yourself and rob yourself of a rich and deep intimacy that He desires with you whenever you choose to associate Him with the “absent factor" and the disinterested and disengaged father.
God wants you, desires you, loves you and … seeks to reveal Himself to you.
He's invested in you.
His Son died for you.
Live in the light of the knowledge, dear one, that God is present with you always.
His purposes for you are pure, upright, and pleasing and His protection and desire over you is a constant and living reality every moment of every day.
Your deepest hurts, longings, desires and dreams are known by Him, understood by Him, and part of His greater plan to bring you closer to Him.
Stay near to the Invisible One …
He is your ever-present, never absent, always loving Father.
Forever and ever ...
“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them. How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them!"