How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him. — 1 John 3:1
The most important thing I have learned from writing this blog is that I got to know truly about WHAT I AM – The Child of God, who is fearfully and wonderfully made, dearly loved by my heavenly father. I have started to call God, Daddy or Papa. My relationship with the heavenly Father is getting closer and closer which enables me to feel the true happiness and fulfilment. Never being happier.
In today’s verse John has pointed out that the same truth: The Father has lavished his love upon us. What kind of love is this? God adopted us as his children through sacrificing his own son Jesus. But the world does not recognise his sons and daughters by adoption because the world didn’t recognise his Son, Jesus. Nevertheless, how wonderful it is be to loved by God, the world’s greatest Father!
Paul Baloche – How great is the love
“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” — 2 Corinthians 6:18
Looking at today’s verse, I don’t how much this promise means to you, but I know how deeply it means to me – a girl who hardly experienced a father’s love.
We all have earthly parents, I believe our parents’ love for us is always there and true though they may not be perfect. Today, I would like to show you two videos, one is about our earthly parents’ love, the other is about the heavenly father’s love for us. Both of them are amazing. Compare and find the differences, and you will know how perfect is the love our father in heaven have for us.
The earthly parents’ Love:
The heavenly father’s love:
God longs to be a perfect father for us, he wants an affectionate relationship with us. God loves us!
“This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name… — Matthew 6:9
Have you ever wondered how to talk to God if he really exists? Do you know you can have a close relationship with God just through simple prayer daily? Today’s verse is about the most famous Prayer in the history – The Lord’s Prayer. It teaches you how to communicate with God, the father who loves you dearly. This is what Jesus teaches his disciples about how to pray:
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
The Lord’s Prayer begins with “Our Father”, in Aramaic word “Abba”, means “Daddy”. Aramaic was the language Jesus spoke. Jesus taught his disciples to begin their prayers by addressing God in the most intimate, relational, and affectionate terms. He wants them to remember that God is a heavenly Father.
God, is the creator of all things, the king of all kings, the lord of all lords. He is also a God of impossible. How amazing is that we can call him “Daddy”? The heavenly Daddy, powerful and perfect, yet full of compassion and love, wants a close relationship with you and me! How good is that?
This is the Lord’s prayer in Aramaic words, it is so beautiful!