Explore God #7
Jesus praying to The Father
And this is the way to have eternal life—to know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, the one you sent to earth. John 17:3
I am in them and you are in me. May they experience such perfect unity that the world will know that you sent me and that you love them as much as you love me. John 17:23
Jesus said we are to relate to God as our Father.
LEAP – Listen – Engage – Apply – Produce
Pray like this: Our Father in heaven, may your name be kept holy. Matt 6:9
“This is your Father you are dealing with, and he knows better than you what you need. With a God like this loving you, you can pray very simply.” The Message
1) Heavenly Father is perfect love and you don’t have to earn His love.
We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16
But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. 13 They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God. John 1:12-13
2) He cares more for you than you care for yourself.
He has removed our sins as far from us as the east is from the west. 13 The LORD is like a father to his children, tender and compassionate to those who fear him. Ps 103:12-13
Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.
1 Peter 5:7
3) He is the Creator. He knows everything.
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Gen 1:1
(All you can see and all you can’t see)
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. James 1:5
4) He is always near and can be trusted.
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those who are crushed in spirit. Ps 34:18 NLT
“His purpose was for the nations to seek after God and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him—though he is not far from any one of us. Acts 17:27
Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow. James 1:17
5) He is all powerful and can fix anything.
For nothing is impossible with God.” Luke 1:37 NLT
Now all glory to God, who is able, through his mighty power at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think. Eph 3:20 NLT