Wednesday, February 18, 2009

What does the Father look like to you?

Brennan Manning once said that if you heal your image of God inner healing usually follows. There are many folks who have stayed away from God simply because they didn't trust His character.

Jesus may have seemed kind and compassionate but the Father was seen as angry, vengeful, perhaps even psychotic at times. Nothing could be further from the truth.

What images of the Father come from these scriptures?

Romans 1:7
To all in Rome who are loved by God and called to be saints.

Ephesians 5:1
Be imitators of God therefore, as dearly loved children.

Colossians 3:12
Therefore as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, cloth yourselves with ......

1 Thessalonians 1:4,6
For we know brothers & sisters, loved by God, that he has chosen you ... you became imitators of us and of the Lord.

2 Thessalonians 2:13
Brothers & sisters loved by the Lord, because from the beginning He chose you to be saved through the sanctifying work of the Spirit and through belief in the truth.

Jude 1
To those who are called, who are loved by God the Father and kept by Christ.


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