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Under His Wing

Posted in Under His Wing with tags , , , , , on June 5, 2009 by greatvictories

chicks under wing

Before I can have a genuine relationship with others where I allow myself to be honest, open and vulnerable, it is helpful to first experience the healing comfort of my Heavenly Father in the areas of hurt and rejection in my soul (mind, will, emotion and personality).

Allow PaPa God to wrap His loving arms around you in the areas you have never felt comfort before.

He loves me with an everlasting love. (Jeremiah 31:3) He longs to gather me to Himself as a mother hen gathers her chicks under her wings. (Matthew 23:37)

Don’t allow the excuses of past hurts or abuse to cause me to miss out on the joy of deep intimate communion in my relationships.

Allow PaPa God to touch deep places in my soul and to fill my heart so full of His love that it overflows on to everyone around me.

When I have failed, I picture PaPa pointing His finger at me in disapproval, rather than envisioning Him running toward me with wide open arms, eager to welcome me back into His presence. (Luke 15:20)

Yes, God does discipline…He’s a daddy…but not in a way that imparts shame, fear, or accusation. His motivation is His vast and eternal love for me. (Hebrews 12:6-10) He wants the very best for me!

“There is no fear in love, perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment.” (1 John 4:18)

When I believe God is angry with me, it is hard to accept His love or draw near to Him. My image of God directly contrasts with the image I have of myself. When I feel ashamed or guilty, I often run and hide like Adam and eve did.

I am PaPa God’s “happy thought.” His loving thoughts toward me out number the sand. He considers me His precious child. (Psalm 139)

When I come to truly believe that I am God’s happy thought, I’ll be able to run freely to Him when I sin or when I experience times of distress.

His unconditional love displaces my fears of intimacy!

Religion ~ often focuses on the deeds of the sinner rather than on what God has done to restore the relationship between Himself and His children.

In Luke 15 the parable is more about a father’s love and cry for intimacy than it is a son’s rebellion.

Jesus wanted to teach a lesson about the restoration of a relationship with God that had already existed, a homecoming to Father’s love after the bond of intimacy was broken by my immaturity. Immaturity thinks only of its own desires, not the heart and needs of others.

DON’T value PaPa only for what He can do for me, I will miss out on an intimate relationship with Him. Sometimes I seek the blessings of my relationship with Him rather than hungering for Daddy Himself. Forgive me Father God, forgive me.