“Because you are sons, God has sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, ‘Abba! Father!’ Therefore you are no longer a slave, but a son; and if a son, then an heir through God” (Galatians 4:6-7, NASB).
Men learn from their fathers. In my own life, I learned many things from my father—how to mask fear with anger, how to hide and run from problems, the meaning of pain as a result of physical abuse along with emotional and verbal assault in the heat of alcoholic outbursts. I learned to carry a deep sense of emptiness and need for love and acceptance. I felt like an orphan for many years before my father actually died. Out of pain and hurt from my earthly father, I even ran from God for several decades and lived the life of the Prodigal Son. Finally, I too, came to my right mind and came home to my Father’s house—to His love and compassion, His welcoming embrace, His joy upon my return, His protection, and His promises of inheritance. Mighty children of God, turn to the Lord today and cry out, “Father, help me.” God’s love is all you need. God, the Father will never leave you or forsake you. I encourage you to sit at His knee and learn about life.
Lord, thank you for your Son and for calling me to be a son of the living God. Father, I need the things only a Father can give. I need your love and tender embrace. I need your instruction, teaching and correction. I need your wisdom and guidance. I long to sit and talk with you and experience the joy of being a son. Father, I am coming home. Lead my steps. Through the blood of Jesus and in the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.