Thursday, February 11, 2010

Lie No. 3 (An extension of Lie no. 2): God Is Just Like My Father

I won't spend a lot of time on this one, because it ties in so closely with lie number two, and ultimately comes down to simply remembering and understanding the depth of God's love for us. However, I didn't want to just skip this one, because for us gals, the relationship that we had with our fathers, as well as other men in our lives, greatly influences the way we perceive God the Father. If you had a strained or even painful relationship with your dad, chances are you have a very difficult time relating to God as your heavenly father. How could a father possibly be good?

DeMoss quotes Hannah Whitall Smith on page 53 of "Lies Women Believe" with this:

"Discomfort and unrest are impossible to souls who come to know that God is their Father... What a good earthly father would not do, God who is our Father would not do either; and what a good father ought to do, God who is our Father is absolutely sure to do. Christ has declared to us the name of the Father in order that we may discover that the Father loves us as He loves His Son. If we believed this, could we ever have an anxious or rebellious thought again? Would we not believe in every conceivable circumstance that the divine Father would care for us in the best possible way and meet our every need?"

And here is some more encouragement from Matthew 6:26 -

"Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?"

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