On the discussion of fear — do you fear God?
For the majority of my life, I could only be a friend to Jesus. He taught me and I grew with him. Father God was an entirely different story. Terrified of the father I grew up with, I didn’t really want anything to do with an eternal Father in the sky.
Would he be cruel and distant like my earthy father. Did father God have a penis too, I’d question. I truly couldn’t see a Heavenly Father any different than I saw an earthy father. The two could not be separated in my mind.
Fear dominated my relationship with the father part of God. I liked his son, but him — not so much.
It’s only been the last few years that I have noticed a change in my heart. I’ve cried out to Abba — father God. It has been a distinct shift for me. While Jesus, my friend, taught me the very nature of God, he also aligned my heart with his father. I believe they are one and the same but the distinction I needed.
I need a father. I don’t have one on earth but I do have one in heaven. That matters!
Are you afraid of father God?