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God as Father
God the Father.
The fallen human heart sees God as an adversary. Even though we are grown, we sometimes act like teenagers, thinking that our Father is out of touch, no fun, and makes rules for rules sake.
At the core of this problem (and the solution) is our view of God as Father. We’re told numerous times in Scripture that we possess a Father-child relationship to God: “You received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, ‘Abba, Father!’ The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God.” (Romans 8:15-16)
What a tremendous gift! “See what love the Father has bestowed on us that we may be called the children of God.” (1 John 3:1)
Furthermore, this special relationship should stir in us a desire to live close to God as a loving and devoted child. We should aim to please him always, and in our trials, we should turn to Him and His infinite goodness to bolster and shelter us in our own littleness.
The question is, do we take this knowledge to heart? Do we live and love as children of God? Is your prayer a prayer of a child who is devoted to his Father?