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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Happy Father's Day to Our Father Who Art in Heaven

By Avis Ward

There are no illegitimate children. Another truth is none of us are fatherless if we believe in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Our earthly fathers may be unknown, deceased, at war, imprisoned or absent from our lives but we have a Father who is ever-present, or Omni-present.

You may have learned in your studies, Omni is an attribute wherein, presence is sense-driven. We experience His Omni-presence; it means He is everywhere all the time at the same time. He is with all of us whether we accept or reject Him is our choice. Experiencing His presence is being aware of Him being there at a conscious level. This is why He said He would never leave nor forsake us. He is simply unable to do it because of His Omni-presence! We have a Father who is always there for us!

One would never take lightly the pain, longing for or the sadness endured when a parent is no longer in our lives. It is our desire for everyone with an open mind and a soft heart to know we are not alone when a loved one was never there or is no longer there for us.

Because of Father's Day, we have written and read numerous articles about the love we have for our fathers. Having a sincere desire for everyone to know joy and live eternally, you as a reader may come to know Our Father Who Art in Heaven as you read more about Him.

This Father is awesome! The natural things in life do not remain natural but become the Supernatural because of His presence. He has given sight to the blind, caused the lame to walk and restored hearing to the deaf. He does not reserve supernatural works for Himself alone. No, we have been charged with greater works than He. How can this be, you may ask? There is strength in numbers. When we come together in His name, He is able to work through us, thus multiplying what one can do alone.

Many of us have painted a portrait of our earthly fathers on the canvas of our minds with word descriptions. The word descriptions below were taken from the Word of God and are a self-portrait of Our Father Who Art in Heaven. These Word descriptions will reflect His unfailing love for His children, whether we believe in Him or not.

Our Father heals our wounds -past, present and future! (Isaiah 53:5)

Our Father wanted us, we were not an accident! (Jeremiah 1:4-5 and Psalm 139:13-14)

Our Father waits for us if we are lost! (Luke 15:20-24, most notably known as the Parable of the Prodigal Son)

Our Father knows what we need and comforts us! (Isaiah 51:12)

Our Father has glorious plans for us! He loves to bless us! (Jeremiah 29:11 and Romans 8:29)

Our Father wants to spoil us! (John 15:5-7)

Our Father wants us to be in good health! (Matthew 9:12)

Our Father does not want us to ever quit! (2 Corinthians 4:16-18)

Our Father's love for us cannot be changed! (I John 4:10)

Our Father will meet us at our personal level of faith. (Psalm 5:1-3 and Romans 8:26)

Our Father is always, always there for us! (Psalm 139:7-12)

Our Father delights in giving us gifts! (I Corinthians 4:7 and Romans 1:21-22, 25)

Our Father equipped us fully and completely to be successful! (Jeremiah 1:6-8)

Our Father does not have favorites among His children! (Acts 10:34-35)

Our Father feels every pain that we feel! (Matthew 11:25-30)

Our Father wants first place in our lives and has earned it! (Philippians 3:7-8 and Exodus 20:1-3)

With our Father, the News is good! (Ephesians 1:3-10)

Our Father wants us to love one another. (John 13:34, 15:12, 17)

Our Father died for us! (John 19)

Our Father loves us! (John 3:16)

Yes, our Father loves us so much that death, a borrowed tomb nor Satan could keep Him from us. He came back as the Executor of His estate. He wants each of His children to inherit the blessings He desires for us. The enemy desires to rob us of our inheritance but He is Omni-potent! He has fought every one of our battles and won! Thank you, Father!

This Father's Day, honor is given to Our Father Who Art in Heaven. Will you join us, please?

© Avis Ward of UCHM

Avis E. Ward is a visionary called to unite the personal, spiritual and political through Love. She is an Ambassador of Love, Inspirational Speaker, Certified Seminar Leader and Action Coach. Avis is also a Marketing Consultant. Avis has started a Relationship Service catering to Baby Boomers who are Unattached Christians for Holy Matrimony (UCHM.info). Avis invites you to view her blog and participate in her forum. http://myfavoriteministries.com/ or Avis Ward

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