You can probably live with the idea that God tolerates you after you have sinned. Only though if you say sorry.... But what about a Father who celebrates you? A Father who is lavish and way beyond what we would call generous? Our Abba is like that - You may think that your mess means God will not bless you and that all you can expect is the bare minimum. Stop that kind of thinking. In this talk we see how your heavenly Father only ever gives you the best no matter what you have done. Religious thinking will exclude you (the older brother in this story) but grace will free you to enjoy the best that God has.
November 3, 2015