Through the New Birth, we come to know Jesus personally as Savior and the Holy Spirit as the indwelling presence of God who makes His abode in our hearts.
But we must also get to know God the Father in a deeper, and more intimate way. And the best way to do so is through His Word!
Jesus answered and said unto him, If a man loves me, he will keep my words: and MY
FATHER will love him, and we will come and make our abode with him. - John 14:23
Praise the Lord precious Saints of God; today is a good day. We are gathered here today in the presence of the Lord to honor and praise Him. I am sharing with you on the important subject of “Getting to Know Your Heavenly Father Through His Word!”
When I closed last week’s segment, I was highlighting the fact that God the Father didn’t love Jesus more than He loves us. That is hard for some folks to believe, but I can prove it by Scripture. Notice in John 17: 23 what Jesus said to the Father when He was praying for His disciples just before He was betrayed.
JOHN 17: 23
23 I in them (believers), and thou (God the Father) in me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that thou hast sent me, AND HAST LOVED THEM, AS THOU HAST LOVED ME.
Because I know my Heavenly Father loves me as He loves Jesus, I am not afraid to face life’s problems. And I have nothing to fear, because my Father not only loves me as He loves Jesus; He is with me just as He was with Jesus.
JOHN 16: 32
32 Behold, the hour cometh, yea, is now come, that ye shall be scattered, every man to his own, and shall leave me alone: and yet I AM NOT ALONE, BECAUSE THE FATHER IS WITH ME.
What a difference it can make in your life when you realize that you are not alone because your Heavenly Father is with you even as He was with Jesus on the earth. Some people start feeling sorry for themselves because a few of their friends may have forsaken them. So they have a pity party, thinking that nobody loves them!
When you get acquainted with your Heavenly Father through the Word and start walking in the light of the Word, you won’t have any more pity parties. Your pity parties and your “blue Mondays” will be over – because you’ll know that God the Father loves you! You’ll feel safe and secure, even in the midst of adversity, because you know that you are not alone; God is with you! Look at what else Jesus said in John 16: 27.
JOHN 16: 27
27 For the Father Himself loveth you, because you have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God.
Do you love Jesus? Do you believe that He came from God? (The answer would have to be yes if you are a Christian), Well, then, the Father himself loves you! So you can take courage today and be buoyed up in faith and confidence no matter what you are facing because nothing could be stronger or more comforting than knowing that the father Himself loves you, and He longs to bless you.
Because of time I would stop here, but next week we will go a little further talking about our Heavenly Father.
Word for Today: "Better Communicator"
Your skill as a communicator has a profound impact on your success in life. It greatly affects your marriage, your family and your vocation. Today we will look at the other side of the communication equation – talking. Good communication is the key to making all your Relationships more fulfilling and productive. The Book of Proverbs offer some practical steps you can take that will make you a better communicator. I would like to encourage you to start reading the Book of Proverbs today.