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Only a Father's Love

The Fathers Love

This month we celebrate Fathers Day and when it comes to Father's Day, there are lots of special, unique ways to show Dad just how much you love him. You might choose to start the day with a delicious Fathers Day breakfast, a card or a nice Fathers Day present. I always looked forward to showing my Dad how much we loved and appreciated him- My Father was the greatest! Me and my sister would usually buy him a new shirt, wallet or tie. It’s been 5 years since my Father went home to glory and to be with Lord. It was hard losing him because I was a Daddy’s Girl, but there is no love like our Heavenly Father. God is a Father to the Fatherless and this Fathers Day I wanted to share with you 7 Bible verses about the Father’s love.

The Father’s Love

1. John 3:16 – His Love Is Sacrificial

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16. Our Heavenly Father loves us so much that He gave His only begotten son as a sacrifice for our sins. He did this to give us new life and so that we could spend eternity with Him.

This is true, sacrificial, and unconditional love.

2. 1 John 3:1 – We Are Called His Children

“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!..“ 1 John 3:1. Not only does God love us but He has adopted us into His family calling us sons and daughters. As Christians, we have to step into the full understanding of this, living our lives as though we believe this to be true.

3. Matthew 18:12-14 – He Leaves The 99

“What do you think? If a man owns a hundred sheep, and one of them wanders away, will he not leave the ninety-nine on the hills and go to look for the one that wandered off? And if he finds it, truly I tell you, he is happier about that one sheep than about the ninety-nine that did not wander off. In the same way, your Father in heaven is not willing that any of these little ones should perish.” Matthew 18:12-14. Our Heavenly Father loves each of us like there is only one of us. This is probably the hardest concept to grasp when we first come to Christ. It’s hard to believe that with so many Christians in the world, God could have so much love for just one of us.

4. Matthew 7:9-11 – He Gives Us Good Gifts

“Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11-12. Our Heavenly Father is so good to us. He loves us, is for us, and will give us the desires of our heart as we delight in Him.


5. Matthew 6:8 – He Knows Before We Ask

“And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.” Matthew 6:8. One common thing I always see in new Christians is this fear or uncertainty of how they should pray. Like there is some special way to do it in order to be heard.

Our Father loves us more than we will ever understand or imagine in this lifetime and He knows what we need even before we ask. As children of God, we need to stand in this truth and allow what is on our hearts to pour out to Him in thanksgiving, prayer, and trust that our prayers are heard no matter how long or how “well” we pray because He already knows what we need before we even ask!

6. John 14:15-17 – He Gives Us His Spirit

“If you love me, keep my commands. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— the Spirit of truth.” John 14:15-17

The first and greatest gift we receive as we become children of our Heavenly Father through faith in Jesus Christ is the Holy Spirit. This is the greatest example of the truth of number 4 and 5 on our list. The Holy Spirit guides us through the scriptures and into all the truth. This great gift of God is the gift of God Himself and His spirit is what empowers us to become true children of God and followers of Christ!

7. Romans 8:15-16 – His Spirit Testifies To Our Spirit

“The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.” The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are God’s children.” Romans 8:15-16. The spirit not only empowers us to walk like Jesus did but the Spirit of God testifies with our spirit that we are God’s Children! How great is the love of our God!


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