He Is Your Lord, but is He Your Father?
Today I want to ask you a personal question: Is God your Father? We all start out this race by making Him our Lord and Saviour, but sadly some never advance on this journey in making Him your Father. Many may pray: Father, Father, but in their hearts they don’t think about Him as a Dad.
The number one reason for that is the way that you might have viewed your earthly dad. Was he too strict? Was he absent? Or present, but absent-minded when it came to you? Was he not much of a leader, didn’t seem to care to protect you or made you feel like you were never quite good enough? Well, off course our Father in heaven is not like that at all. He is loving, caring, protective, jealous over you and wants only the best for you.
Luke 11:11-13 If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? 12 Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? 13 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him? KJV
This passage tells us that even earthly fathers know how to give good gifts to their children, then how much more our heavenly Father! What is more: He created the good, not the evil! He created us and that not for punishment! So I ask you, why do some blaspheme by saying: “I asked God good health, but He saw it fit to give me cancer instead to teach me a lesson.” That is blasphemous!
At MEC Community Services we call these issues: daddy issues. Why? Because the relationship you have with your earthly father will greatly determine your ability to relate to God as your Dad. You might ask: Is there any hope for me then? Yes! Restoration is Jesus’ Middle Name.
Galatians 4:6 And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of his Son into your hearts, crying, Abba, Father.
Abba means Daddy. The Holy Spirit in you literally cries out to God saying: Daddy, Daddy!