Greetings, brothers and sisters. This is Dr. James Perry continuing with our series where we seek to
explore the deeper meanings of our relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the years, the heavenly
Father has revealed many revelations of spiritual truth to me, and I want to share them with you. This
morning we seek to understand the reason for the storage of the Father's love.
And now, sit back and listen to today's message.
The Storage of the Father's Love
Jesus said,"Ye shall seek me, and shall not find me: and where I am, thither ye cannot come."
John, Chapter 7, Verse 34.
Brothers and sisters, all summer long, ants store up food. Their days are filled with food gathering
activities. They gather food when it is plentiful against the dark days of winter when food will be
And we, the sons and daughters of the Father, likewise store up the food of love against the day when
we may need to draw upon it. "Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, all ye upon him while he
is near." The Father's love is real in our souls, but this love only becomes experienced when we
consciously draw upon it by revealing it to our brothers and sisters.
We should seek the Father's will at all times, not just in times of adversity. When we engage in
prayer and worship, we replenish our spiritual supply of love, patience, mercy and forgiveness. We
don't want to be like the grasshopper who never stores up anything during the summer of life and
thus is faced with a daunting winter of spiritual starvation. We should remember to always
communicate with our heavenly Father, even as we communicate with our material loved ones.
Communication with our heavenly Father generates hope, faith, and trust in his divine goodness so
that when the storms of life are released upon us from the clouds of adversity, we remain anchored
in his merciful love.
And when we run into the obstacles of evil and sin, we have a sufficient amount of spiritual power
to vanquish them. Evil and sin cannot stand unmoved in the face of divine goodness. The weapons
of evil and sin cannot penetrate to our souls when we are in constant communication with our
heavenly Father. Our dedication to doing the Father's will is an effective barrier against evil and sin.
Divine goodness offers eternal life to the violators of the Father's law of love if they will accept it.
Divine goodness provides the assurance that nothing of true value is ever lost. The soul receives an
assurance that all experiences with evil and sin--subject to the Father's will--only makes the soul
better, indeed that all things work together for good for those who love the Heavenly Father is
displayed in the character of the soul with the attitude of inexpressible hope, undying faith, and an
unshakable desire to continue to do the Father's will under any and all circumstances.
Contrast this attitude with the non-believer or the half-hearted believer, those souls who fail to
maintain communication with the heavenly Father. When they are confronted with the consequences
of not doing so in the face of trying experiences, they are filled with pain, sorrow, and
disappointment that penetrate to the very core of their souls. They are without hope and devoid of
that saving faith. Each day their lives grow darker. Without repentance, they seek for the Lord but
find him not. They lack the spiritual power of his active presence. The spiritual power of the
heavenly Father is only available to those souls who maintain an attitude of "not my will but your
will be done."
This concludes today's message on understanding the reason for the storage of the Father's love. We
hope you find something in this message to ponder and pray about as you go about your day. Until
next time, this is Dr. James