Sunday, June 23, 2013

Knowing God As Father

Father's Day for many is another reminder of a relationship they lack in their life.  Whether it is one that they never had or one that was taken away too soon, being without a dad leaves a void that nothing else can quite fill.

Every girl wants to feel adored as "daddy's little girl" and treated like a real life princess.  Those who are not seem to spend their entire lives looking for a man to step in and be what he cannot.  There is only One that can fill that void.  Father God.  When you grip the reality of who God our Father wants to be in your life, it is then and only then that you can discover your true identity and live in the freedom that His love provides.

Romans 8:15 says, "The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”

The word Abba is an Aramaic word that would most closely be translated as “Daddy.” It was a common term that young children would use to address their fathers. It signifies the close, intimate relationship of a father to his child, as well as the childlike trust that a young child puts in his “daddy.”  (Read more:

God has chosen us.  We are not an accident or the product of someone's bad choice.  Once we have accepted Christ as Savior we have become children of God - to whom we can cry out, "Daddy!  Daddy!"

Psalm 27:10 tells us, "Though my father and mother forsake me,
    the Lord will receive me."

and in Psalm 68:5 we are told, "A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows,
    is God in his holy dwelling."

God desires a relationship with each of us.  We are given earthly relationships to identify with who God is in our lives.  He is our Daddy!  At any given moment we have the privilege to approach Him - to climb up and sit in His lap and tell Him the details of our day.  

Regardless of the state of your relationship with your earthly father, your Heavenly Father has accepted you.  He has called you by name.  He has said, "You are mine!"  

Let the knowledge of who God the Father is give you peace and freedom as you find your identity in Him.

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