It’s been an amazing journey really.
If you had told me how fascinating this adventure would become, I would have started it sooner.
My trek through my Bible concordance has actually been one of the best things I’ve done in a long time.
You see, each morning I turn to the back of the Bible and focus on just one word.
I started in the A’s with words like abandon, abound, and abundance. I’ve slowly moved through the alphabet. I now find myself in the F’s looking at words like faith, faithfulness, and Father.
Why do this type of study?
After spending time being instructed by Dr. Kirk Kilpatrick in Hebrew class, I began to appreciate the incredible truth and meaning found in just one Bible word.
Rather than rush across huge passages of scripture, it’s been sweet to focus on one word at a time. I look up that word as it appears throughout the Bible, I read the context, I look up meanings using some of my Bible tools, and I apply that one word to daily life. It’s been a refreshing way to study the Bible.
Over the past few days, I’ve been looking at the word, “Father.” The verses I’ve studied all discuss and portray God as Father.
From my study time, I’ve discovered some sweet encouragement. I pray that you will also be encouraged by these promises and principles!
Here are 6 Bible Verses Describing YOUR Father God:
God, the Father, is MY FATHER!
This first verse I looked up about God as Father comes from Psalm 89:26,
“And he will call out to me, ‘You are my Father,
my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’”
Although this passage is talking about King David and God’s promises to him as the king, I believe we can also claim this promise and call out to our great God as Father, as God, and as the Rock of our salvation.Think about it: He's your God. He's your Father. He's the Rock of your salvation. Click To Tweet
This is a great and an encouraging reminder.
My friend Christi Gee has a wonderful article about God the Father as our Rock. You might want to check it out. Just click on the title, “Standing on the Rock of Ages when the world is sinking sand.”
God, the Father, is the One to whom we can pray!
In Matthew 6, Jesus is teaching His followers about prayer. He’s instructing them on how to pray in Matthew 6:9,
He’s instructing them on how to pray in Matthew 6:9,
“In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.”
He’s our Father. He’s in heaven. And, He’s the One to whom we can pray.
We don’t have to go through a priest, a mediator, or anyone else. We have direct access to God the Father through our Lord Jesus Christ.
Anytime. Anywhere. In any condition. I love this about our God!
My friend Valerie Murray has a wonderful article called, “8 Life Changing Prayers to Deepen Your Faith.” You can link to it HERE.
God, the Father, is our Abba – our Daddy!
This perspective of God comes from Romans 8:15.
Check out the way it reads,
So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children. Now we call him, “Abba, Father.”
According to the Life Application Bible, “In Roman culture, the adopted person lost all rights in his old family and gained the rights of a legitimate child in his new family. He became a full heir to his new father’s estate. Likewise, when a person becomes a Christian, he or she gains all the privileges and responsibilities of a child in God’s family.”
We have been adopted by our kind and gracious Abba Father.Our Abba Father is a precious Father. And, this precious Father has adopted you! Click To Tweet
I am blessed to be a child with a kind earthly father, but many of you cannot relate. Can I assure you that, as a believer in Christ, you have been adopted into a family with the most amazing, compassionate, and kindest Father of all?
God, our Father, Loves us so much!
Pieces of evidence of God’s love are sprinkled throughout the scriptures, however, I’ve chosen 1 John 3:1 to illustrate His love.
1 John 3:1 says,
“See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!”
We are His children, and He loves us! What a gift! What a privilege!
John 3:16 tells us that He loved us so much that He sent His only son to die for us. “For this is how God loved the world: He gave his one and only Son so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.”
God, our Father, Welcomes us into His presence!
This is another wonderful promise about God the Father from the pages of the Bible.
This promise comes from Ephesians 3:12,
“Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence.”
We can boldly and confidently enter the presence of Almighty God! This is amazing news and a promise to hold onto today!
God our Father is a Good, Good Father!
From the pages of the Sermon on the Mount, we find this next wonderful promise. The Lord Jesus is talking about asking, looking, and knocking.
In Mathew 7:9-11, Jesus says,
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him.”
Our heavenly Father is a good Father who gives good gifts. He is the ultimate perfect parent.
One extra: God, the Father, Cares for us!
Why not add one more promise for good measure. I just love this verse from 1 Peter 5:7,
“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”It's pretty simple, God the Father cares about you! Click To Tweet
He cares about you. He knows where you live. He knows what you need. He knows about your loftiest dreams and hopes. He’s aware of what is breaking your heart right now.
God loves you and cares about you!
Need a little more?
Here’s a great song from Chris Tomlin:
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