Good Good Father
“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.”
— Romans 8:15(NIV)
The Bible is clear about what our relationship with God is. He is our Father; we are His children. In fact, God is identified as our Father 265 times in scripture. Most of those are found in the New Testament because through Christ, we have a new identity as an adopted child of God
Romans 8:15; 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 “father” conjures up different images for people. For some, “father” is associated with warm memories and laughter. For others, absence or rejection.
This is why it’s so important to understand that God is not only our Father, but He is a good Father.
In scripture, we see a Father who embraces the prodigal son as well as the older brother (Luke 15).
We see a Father who provides for us and cares about our needs, even more than the sparrows’(Matthew 10:29-31 – Two sparrows cost only a penny, but not even one of them can die without your Father’s knowing it. God even knows how many hairs are on your head. So don’t be afraid. You are worth much more than many sparrows. (NCV) ).
And we see a Father who goes after every one of His children, pursuing a relationship with them, just as a shepherd tirelessly searches for a lost sheep
Luke 15:28-31 – …Therefore his father came out and pleaded with him. …’ “And he said to him, ‘Son, you are always with me, and all that I have is yours… (paraphrased).
The two truths that have the most transformative power in your life are that you are God’s child and God is a good Father.
Choose to focus, meditate and live with this everyday.
In Jesus Name I declare the word of God will grow mightily in my heart and life. The word will prevail in my heart, life, and circumstances. The word of God will grow in influence in my community and nation today and always. Amen.