Inside the Insight

Sharing Biblical Intelligence:

By Keith Mallett

“When we confine ourselves only to a God and servant relationship we miss certain aspects of God’s character. It is equally important to view our relationship with God as Father and child. ”

— Orayne Williams

Father-son Relationship

I am often asked, “How do you hear from God so well?”
And without self-praise, I explain that it is my Father-son relationship with God that gives me direct access to His heart and His words. Yes, He is a sovereign God but He also Abba, Father and it is important to have a relationship with Him as our father. When we confine ourselves to only a God and Servant relationship we will miss certain aspects of God’s character. Viewing him only as God often restricts us from reasoning with him, asking him certain questions, and going back and forth with him for clarity. No, I am not saying to be disrespectful. But reason with Him like Moses reasoned with the burning bush, reason like Jeremiah in his youth, reason like Jacob wrestled with the angel, and reason like Ezekiel when God told him to eat dead meat.

In reasoning with God, we are able to learn His voice, discern the flesh and gain clarity before acting. Some of my friends in New York often say “you crazy, are you talking back to God?” Yes, I did. That is how my Father and I talk. At the end of the day, I will obediently carry out His will. Do we not reason back and forth with our earthly parents and the ones we love? Is He not your parent? Is he not one who you love? I encourage you to go reason with God.

Isaiah 1:18: “Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.”

Ezekiel 4:14: Then I said, “Not so, Sovereign LORD! I have never defiled myself. From my youth until now I have never eaten anything found dead or torn by wild animals. No impure meat has ever entered my mouth.”

— Orayne Williams

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