I never tire of talking about or receiving the Father heart of God.

We have a crisis of fathering in this country. A hundred years ago Teddy Roosevelt said,

What we need in our public officials is not genius, not even brilliancy, so much as the exercise of the ordinary, rather commonplace qualities of honesty, courage, and common sense — the qualities that make a man a good husband, a good father, a good neighbor.”

Our crisis in good fathering is ultimately more serious than any economic or political crisis. Very few people have been fathered in their spirit and soul. We need to receive from Father God his re-parenting us as true sons and daughters. The good news is that God wants to be our Father. Jesus came to show us His Father and ours.

Receiving the perfect Father nature of God is essential if we are to love Him and be assured of His love, trust Him, be secure in Him, pray to Him, yield to Him, live holy before Him, receive His guidance, serve Him, be like Him, and much more.

Spend time with your Father in His Word, His love letter to you. Receive His Father love for you. He is our Father by right of the blood of Jesus (John 1:12).

Our basis of eternal security is being in the Father’s hand (John 10:28-29). We pray to the Father in Jesus’ name (Matthew 6:9).

God’s Father love for us is our highest motivation to holiness (1 John 3:1-3). His Fatherhood is the basis of understanding His guiding hand (John 5:20, 10:3-4, 27).

Every family derives its name from the Father, so God the Father is the model for headship in our families (Ephesians 3:14-15, Psalm 68:5-6).

Our Father wants us to yield to His gentle parental authority (Hosea 11:1, 3-4, Ephesians 6:4).

The basis of trusting Him is seeing Him as our totally able and faithful Father (Matthew 18:19-20, Hebrews 13:5, 2 Timothy 2:13).

When we know Him as Father, we will trust His generosity (Matthew 6:32-33, James 1:17, Psalm 37:3-5).

Knowing Him as Father is the basis of receiving His affection (John 17:23, Hosea 11:4, Jeremiah 31:3, Deuteronomy 33:12).

His Father-heart is the basis for His parental attentiveness (Matthew 6:25-26, 31; 1 Peter 5:7).

When we rightly knowing Him as Father, we are secure in his acceptance and rest securely in Him (Galatians 4:5-7, Romans 8:15-16, 32-33; Zephaniah 3:17).

His relationship to us as Father is the legal basis of receiving all our inheritance in Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14, Colossians 1:12, 1 Peter 1:3-4).

The Father is seeking worshippers. When we understand His Father heart, we will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).

Knowing our loving Father is the foundation for intimate relationship with Him.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 is a picture of our Father’s love. Personalize it, and receive it for yourself.

My Father who loves me is patient with me, kind to me….
My Father’s love is not rude, nor self-seeking, not easily angered, and keeps no record of my wrongs.
My Father’s love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
My Father’s love always protects me, always trusts me, always believes the best about me, always perseveres and never gives up on me.

My Father’s love for me never fails.
That’s shouting ground!

If you don’t know Jesus and would like to start the special father – child love relationship you can do that right now by talking to him (Praying).  You can submit to him with a simple but powerful prayer. This is a sample.

“Lord Jesus, I want to know you and be loved by you and know your heart. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”

Remember the words I spoke to you: ‘No servant is greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will persecute you also John 15:20

I have been asking myself, the Lord, and friends why God’s children are at times maligned and falsely accused, shunned, or ignored. Recently God gave me insights that are worth sharing with you.

Consider our Master, Jesus Christ. He is totally perfect. He loved the world so much that He gave up His life to die for our sins. Even now He waits to show us compassion and wants to be our friend, our protector, our wisdom, our strength, and our song.

Despite all He has done and is doing for the world, He is still constantly hated and maligned. People curse Him, ignore Him, and shun Him. Even we, His followers, ignore Him at times.

Isn’t it reasonable (and scriptural) then that we, His followers, shouldn’t feel that we are being treated unfairly when we are maligned? After all, we are being treated like our Master. Should we, His servants, expect to be treated better than our Lord?

In his book The Attributes of God, Dr. Bright  wrote, “Because God is just . . . . He will treat me fairly.”

Be encouraged — when we are mistreated, He has promised to be there with us and always give us the strength and love we need to be able to walk through it and respond with a Godly attitude.

How then should we respond? We should, “Be joyful always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus
(1 Thessalonians 5:16–18).

Lord Jesus, as Your followers, we commit ourselves to keep from whining when we are shunned, maligned, ignored, or mistreated. You are perfect and You are subject to this treatment all the time, yet You keep loving everyone. Produce in us supernatural love. Amen.