The Bible attributes many characteristics to God—Savior, Healer, Friend—but perhaps the most personal is our heavenly Father. When we accept God’s gift of salvation, He adopts us into His family and makes us coheirs with His Divine Son, Jesus Christ. God treats us as His own, giving us full access to His riches and bestowing upon us a great inheritance, including eternal life with Him.
When we think of God, we should remember these fatherly qualities. Consider how He is our:
Counselor. Our heavenly Father helps us find our way in life. We can always come to Him for advice and wisdom [James 1:5]).
Encourager. When we feel alone, or are faced with hardships and discouraging circumstances, God reminds us to stand strong. His Word strengthens us and His grace sustains us in our struggles [2 Corinthians 12:9].
Provider. Our heavenly Father takes care of our every need—physical, emotional, and spiritual. God always supplies our needs at just the right time, in just the right way [Philippians 4:19].
Protector. No one can take us from the Father’s hand. When we join His family, He seals us with His Holy Spirit, guarantees our eternal life. As Paul reminds us, “nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God” [Romans 8:39].
When Jesus' disciples asked Him to teach them to pray, He instructed them, "In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven..." [Matthew 6:9]. Remember, as you go through your day today, God is your Father and you are His child. Wow!
Much love and care, Pastor Pat
GREECE ASSEMBLY OF GOD