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Love…so rich! So whole! So complete!

Hi everyone, how has your week been? I trust you’ve been holding your head up despite the daily hurdles. Last week, I shared my reflections on parental love being a prototype of God’s love.

I had a lot of encouraging and positive responses to that post and I’ve also found myself constantly reflecting on the Father’s love. One of the comments from that post has been culled as our heading for this week.

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God is able to protect you

When Baby T was about 18months old, she used to play a game with her dad on the stairs where he will stand about 3 steps beneath her and she’d fall carelessly into his arms. Recently, he tried to make her do it and she refused saying “No, I will fall”.

Do you agree we are like this with God our Father sometimes? When many people first accept Christ, there’s excitement and complete trust in the ability, love and power of God. But not long after, they get too used to this, become complacent and start to lose that trust. We mostly lose that trust when we observe the world.

But I want to remind you today, He is still your father and has the ability to love and protect you now that you’re older as much as when you were younger. He is able to keep his end of the game now that you’ve done wrong as much as before you did, now that you’ve been disobedient as much as whilst you were obedient.

From the story above, you can tell her dad has not become weaker; she however has become less trusting (the Adamic nature).

The Lord will protect you from all evil: He will keep your soul.

 Psalms 121 v 7

This is a promise, not an uncertainty.

You ask what if you’ve fallen? What if you’ve lost something? What if you’ve been disappointed?

When I said, “My foot is slipping,” Your unfailing love, Lord, supported me

Psalms 94 v 18

God is still able to support you, He is able to keep you from destruction, able to make it all work together for your good. Let us go back to being children again, trusting that he will catch us when/if we fall.

God cares about you

Pour out all your worries and stress upon him and leave them there, for he always tenderly cares for you. 

1 Peter 5 v 7

Submitting my anxiety has to be my most difficult challenge in being a ‘child’ despite all my many testimonies of God appearing in the little and big things. This doesn’t change who God is, He wants you to bring your enormous demands and irrelevant thoughts to him. Some people have learnt how to do this perfectly and I deeply admire them.

Last weekend, I had a very heavy question on my mind and despite having a good time with my family, I kept asking ‘Why?’ in my heart.  You see God is so kind, last night I was in bed and re-reading the book ‘Prayer’ by Philip Yancey, when the answer to my question jumped right at me.

I don’t believe in coincidences, I only believe in ‘God – incidences’. He cared about my thought/worry, He sent me an answer in a book.

An old friend once described how specific she was when she was pregnant with her first child. She told God how she wanted labour to begin and end, including her water breaking while she was in the bathroom and not her bedroom as she had recently purchased a new Persian rug. It worked exactly as she had wanted.

There’s something our daughters do after we’ve put them to bed. They come knocking gently several times, making little demands. “Mum, can I have water?”, “Dad, my tummy is hurting!” just so they can spend a little more time with us. We mostly just smile (except of course on days I’m exhausted) because we enjoy this.

He wants you to come into his presence with your worries. They might seem irrelevant, but take it to God and leave it there.

God is able to provide for you

Do you know of any parent who would give his hungry child, who asked for food, a plate of rocks instead?  Or when asked for a piece of fish, what parent would offer his child a snake instead? 

Mathew 7 v 9

Can you imagine my kids worrying about what to wear or what to eat? Won’t that be hilarious? My children wake up knowing there will be food on the table, they only have to choose between cereal and French toast, and they know they will get new coats for winter without asking!

I don’t think God was called ‘Father’ before Jesus came and I believe that’s the greatest name I can call Him. God knows all your needs even before you ever ask Him, He owns the gold and the silver, all that is in the earth belongs to Him. He won’t hold anything back from you.

We have all of this because of His love.

It is this message of love (not damnation) that is able to transform and bring you (us) to Him.

Take time today to reflect and thank God for this love, take advantage of God’s love and speak His word/love boldly to everyone.

His love is so rich, so pure and so complete! I leave you with the peace of God!

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See him first as father., the one who will do anything for you.
Thank you ronke..ine

Aderonke Oshungbohun

Thank you for taking your time to read! He is Father indeed!

Seun Popoola

This is a very good read, your description is spot on. Some days ago, it struck me that my kids don’t worry about what to wear or eat, they just always know that their needs will be met without even asking. It’s indeed how we should see God, HE will always be there for us.

Aderonke Oshungbohun



Letting go of our anxiety and just trusting is the real work

Aderonke Oshungbohun

Real work! May God help us

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