Let the Father Love You
Have you really let the Father love you? Have you really experienced His unconditional love for you? Are you convinced in your heart (as opposed to only a head knowledge) that He loves you no matter what, just the way you are?
You Are Not Alone
If not, you are not alone. It isn’t always an automatic thing, to experience this love, even after coming to a saving knowledge of Christ. It is usually a process or a deliberate encounter initiated by God to have the truth of His love for you go deep into your heart.
We can seek God for this and other encounters but we can’t make them happen. They are all ultimately initiated by God. This does not lessen the importance of seeking after God. On the contrary, He wants you to seek Him!
One Way to Start Seeking Father God’s Love
You can simply start out by asking Him to show you His love for you. A good way to do this is by journaling. Write out the question, something like, Father God, show me how much you love me, OR, Father God, how much do you love me? Be still and listen and start writing.
Do not censor as you are writing. You can always check it against scripture or ask a mentor about it after you’re done but while you are writing do not censor! The hardest part will be in you believing that you actually heard from God. Make a decision to believe it, that is faith.
Another thing to ask God for
Another easy thing to do is to ask the Lord to give you an extra measure of awareness for the little things throughout the day that point to the Father’s love towards you. You can pray for this every day for as long as you need.
Please take some time to explore the resources below. They will bless you!
Helpful Videos (link to youtube videos):
Do You Really Know the Father’s Love? by J. Lee Grady (Charisma Magazine site)
Your Father Loves You by George Pearsons (Kenneth Copeland ministry site)
God’s Love Letter to You by Bill Gaultiere (Soul Shepherding site)
Experiencing Father God’s Love (The Father’s Heart site)
My blog post on the love of God (verses to meditate on and praise God to) http://www.cherylcope.com/god-is-love
My blog post on Affirmations on the love of God towards us http://www.cherylcope.com/affirmations-on-the-love-of-god
Books to help you in your quest for further experience of the Father’s love:
Check out my book review of The Father’s Love by Dave Moore
Fathers Blessing: A refreshing move of God that is shaking Toronto-and the world by John Arnott
Experiencing the Father’s Embrace: Finding Acceptance in the Arms of a Loving God by Jack Frost
The Father Heart of God: Experiencing the Depths of His Love for You by Floyd McClung
The Return of the Prodigal Son: A Story of Homecoming by Henri Nouwen
Helpful Music Albums:
These two albums may be hard to locate but they are WELL worth the effort. They are FANTASTIC!!! They have soooo ministered to me!
Father’s House by Brian Doerksen
You Will Always Be Father to Me by Robert Critchley
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