Day 1: Read Matthew 7:9-11. Jesus uses 3 of my favorite words to describe God as our good, good Father when he says, “how much more”. How much more have you seen the goodness of God at work in your life in the past week? What leads you to praise God as your good, good Father today?
Day 2: Read 1 John 3:1. You may believe you are a child of God, but do you believe, really believe to your very core, that you are loved by God? Where in your life do you need to remind yourself that God likes you, really likes you?
Day 3: Read Matthew 7:7-8. God is not distant during our difficult times. He is close. Pray to Him and ask the questions that are on your heart today?
Day 4: Read Psalm 103:13-14. When we fail to do what is right, when we do want is wrong, Satan seeks to beat us up with guilt. His diabolic goal is to split us from God’s loving embrace. The psalmist reminds us – Our good, good Father has compassion for us. That’s why Jesus came. That’s why He died and rose again, that you and I might have life with this great God who is our good, good Father. Take time today to confess your sins and be reminded of the forgiveness Jesus brings because your good, good Father.
Day 5: Read Matthew 7:12. This is Matthew’s version of the Golden Rule. How does such a statement by Jesus describe the life Jesus lived, our good, good Father lives and how you are to live this day?
Day 6: Read John 3:16 and 1 John 3:16. How do these two verses describe your good, good Father’s love for you? How have you seen the good, good Father’s love at work for you and through you this past week?
You can GO DEEPER this week by reading Holy Roar: 7 Words that Will Change the Way You Worship by Chris Tomlin and Darren Whitehead.