“O righteous Father, even though the world does not know you, I know you...” John 17:25
“Just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us." John 17: 21
Jesus, without a doubt, knew He belonged to the Father. Jesus knew His Father’s name, voice, will, direction, promptings, leadership, and comfort. Above all, He knew His love.
At the hour of His baptism, Jesus heard his Father say, “I love you. I am pleased by you, Son.”
We like to say the Father’s love is the Super Pillar of our church.
When we know who our Father is and who we are in our Father, the rest of our life flows with streams of living water.
To be called a Son or a Daughter is what we all desire. To belong to our Father and have a home in Him. A relationship where God is a safe place for us to be vulnerable. To be accepted and wanted. To make our heart His dwelling place.
“..Because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, 'Abba! Father!'" - Galatians 4:6
Press onward with your relationship with the Father. As Jesus says, get to know the Father. Press in with prayer, worship, and the Word. Listen for His loving voice.
Doing this often involves a journey of past wounds being healed or voidance of the image and ideals of a Father-Son or Father-Daughter relationship. If you would like to set up an appointment for prayer or counseling, submit the form at rccjax.com/prayer.
Here are just a few books I recommend for this journey.