Characteristics I’ve learned to be true of God: he is attentive— he hears and responds to the needs of his children. He is loving and delights in seeing us delighted. He’s interested more in our obedience than anything we have to offer; more in our redemption than how often we get it right. He’s a good dad and a safe place to land.
Characteristics I’ve learned to be true of myself: I’m a child of God and an heir to the riches of heaven. I’m needy of him telling me who I am and how to love and life works out best when I listen to what he says.