The greatest gift my Father gave me, and my siblings was to introduce us to our Heavenly Father. I will forever be grateful to my Dad (and Mom) for such a priceless inheritance.
On this Father’s Day weekend as we celebrate Fatherhood, it’s important to remember God The Father. The statement, “We’re all children of God” is foundational in popular spirituality. In a sense, it’s true. We’re all made in God’s image and created by Him. He is in some ways a Father to all.
But the New Testament is more specific about the Fatherhood of God, applying it not to all who have been born naturally but to those of us who have been born of His Spirit, who have been given the divine nature by virtue of faith in Him. We are children of an entirely different realm who have God’s own DNA planted within us. We were once only part of His creation, but now we are adopted into The Eternal Royal Family.
“To all who did receive Him, to those who believed in His name, He gave the right to become children of God.” (John 1:12)
That means the Kingdom of God is not an impersonal government, a spiritual movement, or a world religion. It’s a family partnership. There’s work to be done, but it’s done in the context of special and intimate relationships. We may be corrected at times, but there’s no possibility of being fired. We don’t have to worry about being exploited or abused, nor do we have to settle for mediocre pay or unfavorable policies. All decisions from the top are made with our best interests in mind.
Think of what it means to carry The Divine Nature within us. It means there is a light in us that can’t be extinguished, a purity in us that can’t be corrupted, a source in us that will never run out of energy, and a drive in us that never gives up. You and I were shaped for relentless love, hope, peace, grace, and joy. We have access to Divine Wisdom and Power. In a world of darkness, we are made to shine – Just Like Our Father. Right? So, let’s shine and make Him proud.
Have a special weekend celebrating the Dads in your life. Make it better by worshiping The Father above with those who are living with His nature and wouldn’t have it any other way.
All For Jesus – Nothing More, Nothing Less, Nothing Else.
“He who is the blessed and only Sovereign, The King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, who dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see, to Him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen.” (1 Timothy 6:15b-16)