Why Know the Father’s Heart

by Sylvia Gunter

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 worshipers. 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!

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5 Responses to Why Know the Father’s Heart

  1. Stephen Bernard says:

    Thank you for this devotional and the subject you dealt with is really apt to the occasion-Father’s Day.
    I love this devotional and I prefer to use it as a daily worship guide, as it is so inspiring and insightful. We should accept the amazing gracefulness of our ever loving Father in heaven with all our heart and soul and strength first then only we can really love our Father, on earth. When we are particular in giving loving gifts to our biological Father, many might fail in their priority in giving ourselves fully as a gift to our Real Father, who is always by our side to lift us up from any situation. God bless you and keep you.

  2. sobhi malas says:

    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.

  3. sobhi malas says:

    “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

  4. sobhi malas says:

    My Father’s love for me never fails.

    That’s shouting ground!

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