The Need For A Father
According to the Hebrew Word Picture Language the word Father means, “strength or leader of the house.” Anger means “where is the father?”, and Love means, “The father revealed.” With one of these definitions you see what a father does, with the other you see what happens when there is no father, and with the last, you see why the need for a father is so paramount to an individual.
For some, Father’s Day can be a dreadful reminder of their absent, or less-than- perfect, father.. From these Hebrew meanings and scripture in the bible, we see how serious God takes being fathered and why we were all created to be fathered. God wants a family and within every family is a father. He loves to bring our hearts back to looking to a father and most of all back to himself. Malachi 4:6 says, “And he will turn the hearts of fathers to their children and the hearts of children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the land with a decree of utter destruction.” We also see something similar in Luke 1:17,” and he will go before him in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready for the Lord a people prepared.”
God is a perfect father. Click HERE to read on the Six Characteristics of God, The Father.
God is our heavenly father, but yet we still need a father figure to guide us in our lives in order for us to really be healed. If you don’t have your own biological father to guide you, don’t be discouraged. Any male figure who you look up to can be a father to you. For example, when God made Abram into Abraham he said, “This is my covenant with you: I will make you the father of a multitude of nations!” God made Abraham into a father essentially to lead and guide people. Although God is our father in heaven, even he saw the need for humans to have a father figure on earth to look up to.
If you have a pastor or someone with godly principles who you can trust, I would suggest making a relationship with that person. Spiritual fathers are so important to our lives and our walks with Christ. If you don’t know of anyone, start to believe God for a father figure to enter your life. Someone who can lead you, impart into you, be consistent, and love you. No matter how much we think we can do this life on our own or without the guidance of others, we just can’t. In the bible, we see the relationship Timothy had with Paul as his spiritual father and how it helped him grow into his own identity. We also see Elijah and Elisha, and many more.
Proverbs 11:14 says, “For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.” Don’t let the enemy destroy your view of male figures because of your past. He does this because he knows how powerful it can be when someone is aligned with a healthy male figure in their lives. As the Hebrew meaning of father states above, we need to be fathered by someone who can be our strength and lead us. We need someone to step into the spot where maybe there was an absent father, and we need someone who will show us love and reveal God’s love to us.
I believe when we embrace a father’s love here on this earth, we will begin to have more of an understanding of God’s love. When we understand God’s love and our place as his child, we begin to walk in our full inheritance. “And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,” leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,” enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!” For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as he whispers into our innermost being, “You are God’s beloved child!” And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God himself. And since we are joined to Christ, we also inherit all that he is and all that he has.” Romans 8:15-17 TPT
The number one thing to take away is that You are God’s child first and foremost. Believe that in your heart, mind, and soul. Regardless of who was absent in your life, or who walked away from the relationship with you, God is your ultimate caregiver who will never leave you. Secondly, recognize the importance of having a relationship with a male adviser, pastor, or leader who can help you in this thing called life. Ask God to bring one to you and reveal who that person may be. The relationship paired together with the Holy Spirit will cause you to grow, be healed, and become all who God has created you to be.
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