Are there any amoung you who really like to disappoint yiour parents? Don’t we try do almost anything to avoid disappointing them? From personal experience and observation, most of us spend the majority of our lives trying to make our parents proud of us. So why do we not do all we canto make our heavenly Father proud of us? Why do we not work just as hard not to disappoint Him? “12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name; 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of man, but of God.” John 1: 12 – 13 (NKJV) “20 At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.” John14:20 (NKJV) “22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them, that they may be one just as We are one: 23 I inthem,and You in Me; that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me.” John 17: 22 – 23 (NKJV) Each passage above tells us that we are children of the living, true God – our heavenly Father. As our heavenly Father, He is our ultimate Father. There is no better parent in heaven or on earth! He supplies our every need. He loves us unconditionally. He aches when we hurt, or when we turn our backs on Him, but His love never fails. When we do wrong, and come to Him and confess and repent of those wrongs, He not only foregives, He forgets they ever happened! WHAT EARTHLY PARENT DOES THAT? So why do we not spend as much time trying to make Him proud of all we say and do, as we do our earthly parents? Why do we not do all we can to keep from disappointing Him as we would our earthly parents? We can do this by doing all He asks of us. We do this by obeying His wishes and surrendering to His will. He knows what is best, and will do nothing which will not be in our best interest. Unlike our earthly parents, He really does know what is best for us. We can make Him proud by letting all who see and hear us, know without a doubt, that His Son, Christ Jesus,lives in and through us in our lives. We will never be the perfect child, only Christ can be that. Yet, we can do all we can to not disappoint our Father, and do all in our power to make Him proud. OUR LIVES ARE HIS – WE NEED TO DO ALL WE CAN TO MAKE HIM PROUD TO CALL US HIS CHILDREN!