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I will get up and go to my father, and will say to him, “Father, I have sinned against heaven, and in your sight; I am no longer worthy to be called your son; make me as one of your hired men.”‘ (Luke 15:18, 19 NASB)
I once read that for every homecoming there was first a home leaving.
The bible says we all like sheep have gone astray. That means each of us have left home, that place that God has for us,
and have gone to a place led by our own desires.
All of us are prodigals.
We want God to give us things, then take what He gives us and go.
We get what we want, waste it, and when we are empty we come back to start over again. Until we leave.
Why? Why do we leave?
Just like the son in the story we have an alternative motive.
We have our plans.
Our agendas…
Our desires…until.
Until it’s all gone and we are down and out.
The problem is our situations change but not our hearts.
Being an urban minister I have learned one important lesson. You can run all the programs you want, pour as much money into education, food pantries, youth departments, and outreach, but people don’t change because you spend a lot on programs. People change because of the heart.
Yes, you got it. To change a man you need to change his heart.
How do you change your heart?
Change your attitude. Stop saying ” give me” and start asking God to “make me”
Say it with me: Father make me.
Father make me. Let it sink in.
Make me your servant.
Make my heart new
Make Father, just like you.
It is time to come home to the Father. He is waiting just for you.