Menu


People have
visited my website!

hit counter

_________________

Search Amazon

 

Labelled with ICRA

  

CoffeeCup Web Design Software

[ Get CoffeeCup Web Design Software ]

Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional

Valid CSS!

.:. Father Heart of God

Fran Woods

We need to experience God’s father heart towards us. What we know of a father’s heart is pretty pitiful. For some it’s as a tyrant who demands unquestioning obedience and who uses physical force or verbal abuse to achieve that obedience. For some it’s as a slave driver who requires “work” to pay one’s way. For some it’s like a school teacher requiring perfect scores. For others though there may be a physical presence, the father is emotionally absent. For many there is no father because of death, divorce, or other circumstance causing separation of the family.

Our experience of our own fathers’ hearts becomes our view of God’s father heart so that our sense his heart may be one or more of the following:

He’s a tyrant waiting for me to put one foot out of place

He’s violent and vengeful

He’s distant and disinterested

He’s unapproachable

He doesn’t listen

He only pays attention if I get all my ducks in a row

He doesn’t care about me or what I feel

He won’t help me, I have to figure it out myself

He doesn’t like me (because I’m ugly, stupid, slow, lazy, fat, careless, a girl, a boy, not like him, whatever)

Psalm 103:13, 14 says, “The Lord is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. For he understands how weak we are; he knows we are only dust.”

God is emotionally present, kind, loving, gentle, and understanding of our limitations. Our minds may know this but our hearts don’t.

Isaiah 9:6 “Mighty God, everlasting father …”

Matthew 6:9 “Our Father in heaven may your name be honored …”

*John 10:30 “The Father and I are one …” Look at Jesus to get a view of the father heart of God.

Romans 8:15 “Father dear Father …”

Hebrews 1:5 “Today I have become your Father …”

Ephesians 4:6 “Only one God and Father …”

Copyright 2003 Fran Woods

line

Return to Musings Index

Home