How do I please a Good Father?

(Psalms 116:12-13)  – “What shall I render to the Lord for all of His benefits towards me? I will take up the cup of my salvation, and call upon the name of the Lord.”

  •  “How do I please a good Father? I hold up my cup of salvation and ask for more.”

  •  The Father wants to invite us, as His children, into holding up the cup of our salvation and asking for more. A good child goes to the Father and says, “More. More of Your love. More of Your Presence.” A good child is good at receiving love because their spirit needs to be soaked. Their spirit needs to be drenched.

  •  He wants to oil us with His refreshing and comforting love. We get to feel that living water start to come through us. And we get to feel that hot honey of His presence within that goes into those crevices of our being. We start to get baptized, immersed, and saturated in His love.  The oil and the rain will fill our cup until it overflows, and delightful and delectable feelings start to come forth.

  •  It helps us in our ability to respond to circumstances differently. We have that I-don’t-care spirit in an appropriate way because there’s a greater-than love and greater-than presence.

(Job 38:28,34)  – “Isn’t there a father for the rain? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that an abundance of water may cover you?”

  •  There’s an invitation for us to lift up our voice to the clouds and have the Father release that abundance of rain of His presence over us. There’s a soaking in our spirits that brings forth a culture of life, versus religion. Brings a culture of hope and culture of honor. It’s a place where we have the best view in town.

  •  An abundance of rain is happening. It’s a refreshing rain that soaks our spirits in His love, this refreshing communion, and partnership. This loveliness, this fresh burning of love, freedom from disturbing emotions moving into unintelligible peace beyond comprehension, where the ugly clouds fade away, and this brightness of our God, and this radiance comes forth.

  •  Nehemiah 9:17 says that people did not obey because they could not remember His great goodness. When they do remember, there are already cisterns that are already dug up, a great inheritance dug into the ground (Neh. 9:25). Rain would rain down true inheritance. He’ll rain on us, and we’ll remember His wonders forever. He wants to bring us to a place where we uncap those cisterns together. And, we’ll help others to uncap their own cisterns and promises that He has for them.

(Esther 1:8) – “By edict of the king, no limits were placed on the drinking, for the king had instructed all his palace officials to serve each man as much as he wanted.”

  •  Everybody drank of the royal wine, and their capacity started to stretch.

We get to drink with Him, Him drinking with us. We get to come into that place of harmony and nearness with Him. We give Him a goblet of wine to drink of, and He reaches across the table and He gives us the goblet of wine to drink of, and then we drink. Then, we drink more. More of His Presence, more of His Love to our fullest capacity.

  •  We would see the God of Refreshment and the God of the Rain. And we would start to feed His heart appropriately. As we feed His heart, He feeds our hearts. We love to feed one another.

  • There’s a place where we feed God’s heart, and we see Him so humble, so receptive to our love, so filled up by our love. One glance of our eye makes His heart skips a beat (SOS 4:9).  And, we start to drench and soak Him with our love.

  •  We don’t come in duty or hardness. We don’t drill it. We just come with love, come with attentiveness. We come with affection. We come with humility. Come with a posture that is so filled with appreciation for His value and worth. We come holding His hand, looking into His  Eyes. We come with this sweet communion looking across the table at our best Friend who has always been there, that’s been the abundantly available One, the Passionate Pursuer.