The Kindness of A Father.

We’ve been studying/discussing the fruit of the Spirit in my most awesome Bible Study.  Today, I think we all wept over this one:  Kindness. 

Specifically – the kindness of our Heavenly Father.  I may share more on this later.  But, one quote by Beth Moore grabbed my attention in a big way:

“We will never be successful as parents to our children until we are successful at being children to our Heavenly Father.”

Every single thing we could ever want or need from our earthly father, our Heavenly Father provides.  We want time with our father.  God says “draw near to me, and I’ll draw near to you.”  We long to be special to our father.  God tells us we are “wonderfully and fearfully made.”  We want to know our father will always be there.  God says he will “never leave you nor forsake you.” 

I could go on and on.  He loves us.  His kindness amazes me.  Even though, He may correct or reprove us, His kindness is like no other.  I want that kind of kindness. 

I want that kind of kindness when I parent my own children. 

If I want to learn to be a good mother to my children, I think I need to pay closer attention to how my Heavenly Father loves me.

How do you respond to Christ as your Father?  Do you even know Him as a Father?

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3 responses to “The Kindness of A Father.

  1. I lean back in His comfy arms and rest. Tears and sadness may be present with me, but at least there’s peace.

    Must. Have. Peace. Of. God.

  2. Jason hoard

    Great post. I thik I blow over the fact he’s my father to often. My mind gets blown by how huge and powerful He is. And I tend to go to Him for the “Big” request. When in fact He cares so much about the little things in our hearts as well. As we do for our babies. So I will slow down and listen today for His fatherly voice in my life.

  3. You said…Even though, He may correct or reprove us, His kindness is like no other…..I read this in Proverbs 3 yesterday…

    But don’t, dear friend, resent God’s discipline;
    don’t sulk under his loving correction.
    It’s the child he loves that God corrects;
    a father’s delight is behind all this.

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