I will be honest when I say this is something that took me a while to get use to, especially considering I was raised in a single family home, like many children these days. Now my mom did marry a wonderful man when I was 15, but by then I had already established my own ideas about what a father was and was not.
But as my relationship matured with my step father I begin to realize there was a correlation between a good earthly father and our heavenly father.
I soon realized that if we were to really see Jesus the way he sees us, we would come to know and understand him more. God wants us to look at him like our father. We always here how we are his children and he is our father, than why not treat him as such? Talk with him the way you would to someone you love and respect.
Don’t Be Intimidated
You don’t have to be intimidated by God. God just wants you to be ‘real’. If you were upset with your dad or didn’t understand something, you wouldn’t be disrespectful. You might say, “Hey what’s going on, you hurt my feelings why did you do that?”
You might not get the answer you want, but isn’t that just like a parent? Sometimes he may just say, “Because father knows best,” or “because I said so!” But know that it is for your own good. Now you don’t have to say these, long perfect religious words to talk to him. It’s ok to be angry or hurt, he wants you to tell him how you feel in your own words. Not what you think he wants to hear, don’t pacify him.
Come Just As You Are
Just like a parent he has that sixth sense he knows when we are not being truthful. He wants you to come just as you are. He doesn’t care what you wear as long as it doesn’t disrespect yourself or your family. He doesn’t care what color your hair is this week or that you have a tattoo or piercing. He may not approve and he might even be disappointed. But just like a healthy parent, he loves you unconditionally.
And as a parent he wants to hear the, “I love you’s,” the “I’m sorry I hurt you, please forgive me, you’re an awesome dad thanks for everything.” All the things a parent wants to hear. Always remember, know matter what you’ve ever done to hurt him or disappoint him, there's nothing you could do that would make him stop loving you.
You are his flesh and blood. Don’t ever let the enemy convince you that your sin is to great, because it is not!! No matter what you’ve done or how many times, if you ask your Father with all your heart to forgive you, he will. He has already.
He might correct you but his correction is only to teach you and protect you. But that’s only because he loves you. But he does need you to trust him, so comes as you are and just be you.