We often think of God and respond to Him as if He were something other than a loving Father. Sometimes we write Him off as a boring old man. Sometimes we fear Him as a strict principal. Sometimes we manipulate Him as a genie in a bottle. Sometimes we work for Him like a tough boss, and sometimes we mistrust Him like a distant, crooked politician. In reality, God is only asking us to respond to Him like a child would respond to a good and loving father.