Monday, April 7, 2014

Jesus and the Father


Throughout Jesus’ time on earth He made many references to his connection to His father.  There were times when He would go away to pray and spend time with the father.  Jesus said that what He did and all He said was what the father told him to do. 

This connection was one of the greatest things we can learn in the Bible and for the Christian life.  Jesus went to and died on the cross because His father, our heavenly father, had a plan to save those who would follow Him.  The cross and His connection to the father allowed the changes our lives and the forgiveness of our sin. 

I have been blessed with a great dad, but some of you are not so fortunate.  Our understanding of the father allows us to see and connect to God.

John 8:28  NLT
So Jesus said, “When you have lifted up the Son of Man on the cross, then you will understand that I Am he. I do nothing on my own but say only what the Father taught me.

John 14:7  NLT
If you had really known me, you would know who my Father is. From now on, you do know him and have seen him!”

Having a great relationship with your father will make your life sweeter.  We must allow God is be our father and allow Him to work in and through our lives.  To believe what God says about us changes us in every way we can imagine.

Some time ago I have shared the following, and I close with this awesome truth…

FATHER’S LOVE LETTER

My Child,



You may not know me, 
but I know everything about you. 
Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up. 
Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways. 
Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. 
Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image. 
Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being.
Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring. 
Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived. 
Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation. 
Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, 
for all your days are written in my book. 
Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth 
and where you would live. 
Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb. 
Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born. 
Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented 
by those who don't know me.
John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, 
but am the complete expression of love. 
1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 
1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child 
and I am your Father. 
1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. 
Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father. 
Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand. 
James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. 
Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope. 
Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love. 
Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless 
as the sand on the seashore.
Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing. 
Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you. 
Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession. 
Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you
with all my heart and all my soul. 
Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things. 
Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart, 
you will find me. 
Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you 
the desires of your heart. 
Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires. 
Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you 
than you could possibly imagine. 
Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager. 
2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you 
in all your troubles. 
2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, 
I am close to you. 
Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, 
I have carried you close to my heart. 
Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away 
every tear from your eyes. 
Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain 
you have suffered on this earth.
Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you 
even as I love my son, Jesus.
John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed. 
John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being. 
Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, 
not against you. 
Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins.
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 
2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression 
of my love for you. 
1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved
that I might gain your love. 
Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, 
you receive me. 
1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you 
from my love again.
Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party 
heaven has ever seen.
Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, 
and will always be Father.
Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is…
Will you be my child? 
John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. 
Luke 15:11-32


Love, Your Dad
Almighty God

Father's Love Letter used by permission Father Heart Communications  © 1999-2013 www.FathersLoveLetter.com

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