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READ  Luke 15:20, NKJV
"But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.”        

The younger son wanted provision. The father wanted nothing less than full relationship, both with the younger son as well as the older. We might be coming to God because we want a problem solved, a healing need met or because we need provision. God runs to us with open arms and says: “I don’t want to give you just these things. I want to have full relationship with you. I want you in my home as my child”!

Whether we are like the younger son (rebellious, law-breaking sinners) or whether we are like the older son (self-righteous, ‘law-keeping’ sinners), God wants us home with Him, close to His own heart, living as His precious child.

Father, You love me so much that You want to settle for nothing less than the fullest of relationships with your children. I know that many times I’ve come to You because I wanted You to do something for me. Thank You that You want so much more! Help me to also want and pursue that depth of relationship that You long for.