Pastor Bobby Hamilton
Which of you fathers, if your son asks for a fish, will give him a snake instead? Or if he asks for an egg, will give him a scorpion? If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask him!
- Luke 11:11-13
In today’s passage, Pastor Bobby Hamilton compares prayer to the relationship between a child and their father. This comparison may not be easy for some, but today we hope you'll be able to see the Father's kind love toward you.
The grace in this teaching comes from the three words, “how much more.” Our heavenly Father gives the Holy Spirit to those who ask. The Holy Spirit is our Comforter, guiding us, and giving us wisdom and power to live this world! He is the God who lives inside of us, bringing us eternal life.
Your Father in Heaven is good. He gives more than you ask, He knows what you need, and He is willing to go all the way to meet those needs.
Question: How would you describe your earthly father? Can you relate to God as your heavenly Father?
Family Chat: Did you know that your relationship with your earthly parents affects your view of your heavenly Father? Talk through this with your family. Parents, share your experiences with your family.
Take Action: If you associate any negative thoughts, feelings, or memories with your earthly father, take some time today to pray through that with your heavenly Father. Work on forgiving your earthly father for any area where he may not have measured up for you.