Week 23/Day 1: A Father’s Love

Memory Verse for A Father’s Love

“…As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments you will abide in my love, just as I have kept my Father’s commandments and abide in his love. …” —Jesus

John 15:9-10 ESV

Spiritual Discipline: Interview a Father

Men and women are different in many ways, therefore fathers love their children in a different manner than mothers. We, being women, have experienced receiving a father’s love, but did you ever ask your father about his love for you?

This week, interview a father you know about his love for his children. Ask him how he loves his children. What does it look like? How does it feel?

Some of us can’t interview our own fathers, because they are gone, so seek out another father you know. Your husband, if you have children, or your son if you have grandchildren, or a brother or brother-in-law who has children.

Take what you learn to your heavenly Father. Ask Him how His love is similar and different from the father’s love you heard about.

Ask Him how your own father loved you well and how he failed.

Ask Him to help you receive and know His perfect fatherly love for you.

Day 1

The Scriptures present the Father as the source of all creation, the giver of life, and God of all the universe…

Tyndale Bible Dictionary

As Creator, God is considered Father of all. He loves all He created, but He also made a way for us to become His children, part of His family, heirs to His Kingdom.

Read 1 John 3:1

How do you see the kind of love the Father has given to us that we should be called His children? Do you feel special knowing Him when others don’t?

Read 1 John 4:9-10

What kind of love do you find in these verses?

Fathers love their children from the beginning, even before their children are capable of love or know what love is.

How long did your heavenly Father pursue you before you were called His child?

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