Experiencing The Father’s Love

by Mary Chalhoub on November 4, 2013

 

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God the Father predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will (Ephesians 1:5)

Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that he gave His only Son to die for the remission of our sins. Now that’s passion! I think most of us have an understanding of this love in our heads, but have we really experienced the Father’s love in our hearts?  I believe the key to receiving His transforming love in our hearts is to become like children in our faith.

Children completely believe their parents at their word. Children don’t need a logical explanation for things that they don’t understand. Children simply depend on their parents for everything!

I don’t know about you, but I’ve struggled with doubt and unbelief. I wanted a logical explanation for the things that I didn’t understand in His Word.  I’ve been independent, doing things on my own without Him leading me.

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Many of us profess to know God as Father while acting like an orphan. This behavior is known as an ” Orphan Spirit,” which we experience or have experienced to some degree in our lives.

Our belief in God the Father tends to be based on our experiences with our natural father. None of us had perfect fathers, whether the relationship with him was good or bad.

Because of past hurtful experiences that have not healed, you may at times feel rejection, abandonment, fear, shame, or unworthiness. You may struggle to accept that God the Father really does love you and He is for you. 

Signs of an Orphan Spirit include:

-A need to stand out or compete with others.

-A need to prove your worth because you do not feel accepted.

-Putting others down so that you look better.

-Needing and seeking attention.

-Isolating yourself because you feel like you don’t belong.

-An attitude of independence

-Withdrawing from others

-A need to prove your worth because you do not feel accepted.

-A sense of feeling uncovered or unprotected

-A constant need of reassurance by leaders

-Easily offended.

-Lack of confidence in your gifts and/or positions given.

-The need to prove yourself.

-A constant drive to perform well.

– Judging the weaknesses or performance of others.

-Mistrust of others.

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)

If you identified with the signs above and you want a deeper revelation of God the Father:

1.  Forgive your father if  he may have been absent, controlling, abusive or indifferent.

2. Ask God to heal your heart where you may have wounds from your natural father, mother, or other authority figures.

3. Ask God to reveal the areas of your heart where you do not trust Him as Father. He is ready to replace those fears with a revelation of His love.

4. Renew your mind by meditating on the Word of God. Write some key scriptures down and focus on them daily.

5. Listen to music and teachings that are about God the Father as much as you can.

6. Journal daily by writing everything you want to say to the Father on paper or in a notebook, then focus on Him and write down any response you may sense from the Father. He is a God who is alive and eager to talk to His children!

Consistently pursue this relationship and you will see it grow daily! Knowing the Father is truly the best love experience ever!

With Love,
Mary

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