I was in bed one night recently, finishing up a book my spiritual dad gave me called, "The Veil." All of the sudden just as I began to read the last chapter, I felt a presence fill the room. It made my heart ache and mind aware of a love so strong. Although my mind could not understand what was happening, my heart knew that my Father, God, was giving me a deeper understanding of what it meant to be His child. As I read the words leading up to the climax, I knew something was about to happen. I felt something coming I had longed for my entire life. Tears began to fall out of my eyes. "What is happening?" I thought. Then I heard in my 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." Romans 8:15
"Abba, Father." Everything in me was crying out to my Father in Heaven. I felt as if I had been invited in to the greatest secret of life. "Child of God," is a phrase I've heard so often in the church, on the radio. It is a truth so profound yet so easily taken for granted. What does it actually feel like? What does it look like? If we are as He is in this world, then we have access to the greatest treasure of all - Our Heavenly Father. The one who holds the whole world in His hands was suddenly in my bedroom. Showering me in His divine love, goodness and glory. God, my Father.
So many of us have had really painful experiences with our biological fathers. Death, abuse, abandonment. It's hard to understand what God is really like when these wounds have hold of our understanding. Forgiveness paves the way for deliverance. It's a choice. We may still have pain but when we give God our yes to walking through pain, He is so faithful to lead us through. It is a process so worth the pain it takes to walk through. God is nothing like our earthly fathers. His love is perfect. He never fails and never will.
I believe this simple yet profound truth is the cornerstone of the wave of glory that is coming. It is an understanding and encounter so strong that demolishes every fear, sends every wall crashing. It destroys performance, dismantles doubt and leaves a resounding acceptance in it's place. It is a call to rise as sons and daughters. All creation is groaning. What are you waiting for? Cry out to God, your Father. Ask Him for understanding and revelation of His great love that conquered death. You are so worth it.