The family of God… a wonderful expression! But what does it mean? Is there really a place where you can be accepted and loved unconditionally? Can you really know that there is a place you belong… and that the place you belong is with God?
Discovering that the reason that Jesus taught us to address God in our prayers as “our Father” is tremendous! It can transform our sense of identity and purpose in the great big adventure that we call life!
In this collection of 35 devotional thoughts, author Thom Mollohan, a husband and father of four, shares the often amusing and poignant lessons learned at the hand of a patient and loving Heavenly Father in the course of just living life!
Sweet, but powerful, encounters with God in the context of family life are gently illuminated by the faithful words of the Holy Scriptures and told in such a way that you will find yourself touched and challenged to draw close to God Who desires to draw near to you! (James 4:8)
These devotional-style readings are perfect for anyone wanting to grow in intimacy with God!
Thom Mollohan is an author, speaker, writer, teacher, pastor (of a wonderful family of Believers in Pathway Community Church!), former campus minister, previous church planter… blah, blah, blah. What he is especially proud of being, however, is a father to four awesome kids and a husband to an amazing woman! What he is most unworthy of being called is that of child and servant of God (Ephesians 3:8). Thom is the author of THE FAIRY TALE PARABLES (Classic Fairy Tales Pointing to God's Love and Truth), CRIMSON HARVEST (a Christian thriller novel on the power of God’s grace to overcome darkness), and A HEART AT HOME WITH GOD (a collection of "kingdom of God lessons" learned in the context of family life.
"Lostness" (the state of not being where one should be) characterizes the majority of those who are around us. In fact, many in the church are not in a genuine relationship with God through faith in His Son!
A Heart At Home With God
Now keep in mind that to a preschool child, beloved dolls and stuffed animals are like friends or even family members. When they lose such a “friend”, it can seem to them as painful as actually losing a real, live person (until maturity and wisdom begin to help them differentiate between “real” and pretend). But all of this brings me to the question, “What do we who are ‘grownup’ do with our loved ones who are lost?” By “lost” we could certainly mean those who are wandering through life without any direction, vulnerable to the hazards that beset them, straying through emotional and spiritual minefields by which they may be wounded if not entirely destroyed. But we also must remember that even if they feel that their lives are all that they could want them to be, if Jesus isn’t truly Lord and Savior, then all the ways that they may feel they’re succeeding are an illusion: they are still “lost”, doomed to an endless parting from the One Who loves them best.