Introduction To Your Heavenly Father.
Your Heavenly Father
God is not distant and angry as many of the renaissance
paintings portrayed Him, but is loving, kind and gentle.
In fact, He is the nicest person in the universe.
Has Been Misrepresented To Us
Over the centuries there have been many misconceptions
about God and His true nature. He has been misrepresented
to us by legalistic religious leaders and angry earthly
fathers who have, by their lifestyles, distorted His
The bible says that God is love. Pure love. And He
wants to lavish His love on you. He is not looking
for more servants to add to His Kingdom but more children
to fill His house. He wants to be in relationship
with you, not because you deserve it but just because
He made you, and is "head over heels" in love with
you. It is our hope that after visiting this website,
you might have a better understanding of His heart
It was God's original plan in the Garden of Eden that
Adam and Eve would live all the days of their lives
in the presence of a loving Father, and would in turn
reflect His love to their children. It was the Father's
hope that each generation would grow up in the light
of His love never knowing a day of rejection or pain.
Cannot Be Forced
However, love is not something that can be forced
so God gave Adam and Eve the privilege of a free will.
They had the freedom to trust God and stay in the
garden or disobey Him and leave. In Genesis we read
that the latter happened and as a result of their
choice to become independent, they became separated
As a result of Adam and Eve's actions, a new deadly
disease called 'sin' infected humanity. The world
that God originally intended to be perfect and full
was now wrought with pain and suffering because of
the consequences of sin. Hurting people tend to hurt
others, which is a legacy that has been passed on
from generation to generation.
Our Need For Love
God created us for love, we are born with a great
expectation to be loved and accepted. It is a scientific
fact that babies who are not shown loving touch in
the first few months of their lives can be physically
and emotionally affected for the rest of their lives.
All Have A Love Deficit
Unfortunately our parents could only express the love
that they had first received from their parents. As
a result, many of us have grown up with love deficits
in our hearts. While we may know we are missing something,
we might not be able to identify the emptiness that
resides in the deepest part of our being.
we know is that we need to try and fill the emptiness
somehow. Some try to fill this void in relationships,
others in performance and success. And others seek
to dull the emptiness with addictions. No matter what
we do, if we do not encounter the real thing, we will
always be left with a feeling of emptiness and unfulfillment.
A Personal Relationship With God
is only one place where we will find the true love
and acceptance that we are looking for and that is
in a personal relationship with God. We were all born
with a God sized "hole in our soul" that can only
be filled by God Himself. Many of us have tried to
fill this void with other things, but it is like putting
a square peg in a round hole...it just doesn't fit.
The good news is that God wants to be in a relationship
with us more than we want to be in a relationship
with Him. The One who knew us before we were conceived
(Jeremiah 1:4) and knit us together in our mother's
womb (Psalm 139:13) wants to be our Father. While
we are His offspring by creation, His desire is that
we might become His children through redemption.
Our Way Home
we were still estranged, God the Father made a way
for us to come home by sending His only son, Jesus
Christ, to earth two thousand years ago to take care
of the "sin" issue that had kept us separated. In
obedience to His Father, Jesus bore upon Himself the
weight of our sin, nailing it to the cross so that
we could be born into His wonderful family.
Is The Way To The Father
His resurrection from the dead signalled the victory
that would allow many sons and daughters to come into
glory! In John 14:6, Jesus says, "I am the way, the
truth and the life, no man comes to the Father except
through me". Our access to the Father is through Jesus
alone. His sacrifice was the one and only price that
could be paid for our redemption and restoration into
the family of His wonderful Father. If we receive
God's gift of His Son Jesus Christ, we receive the
right to become children of God!
You Like To Receive This Gift?
you would like to accept this gift (eternal life in
relationship with God), Jesus Christ has secured it
for you. All you need to do is to tell God that you
want to be saved. You are saved by believing, and
the words below might help you express your thoughts
to God. It's not these exact words that will save
you, but the attitude of your heart towards God.
prayer to accept or reaffirm your
relationship with Jesus Christ:
I'm coming home. Please make me your child. I turn
from my sin. I accept your forgiveness made possible
through Jesus Christ by his death and resurrection.
I place my faith and trust in Jesus alone. I receive
him as my Savior and Lord. I want to follow and serve
you. Let today be the beginning of my new journey
as your child and a member of your family. Thank you
for making a way for me to come home. In Jesus name
I pray Amen.
New Relationship With God
you begin your new life as God's child, you will
have the privilege of getting to know Him as your
Father. You are now part of His incredible family!
By faith in Jesus Christ, you can be assured of
the following truths...
1.You Are God's Child - John 1:12-13
"Yet to all who received him, to those who
believed in his name, he gave the right to become
children of God - children born not of natural descent,
nor of human decision or a husband's will, but born
of God. (NIV Bible)
2. God Loves You - 1 John 3:1
How great is the love the Father has lavished on
us, that we should be called the children of God!
And that is what we are! (NIV Bible)
3. You Have The Assurance Of Eternal Life - John
For God so loved the world, that he gave his one
and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall
not perish but have eternal life. (NIV Bible)
4. He Put His Holy Spirit In You - 2 Corinthians
"Now it is God who makes both us and you stand
firm in Christ. He anointed us, set his seal of
ownership on us, and put his Spirit in our hearts
as a deposit guaranteeing what is to come.
5. You Can Talk Directly To God - Matthew
"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and
you will find; knock and the door will be opened
to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks
finds, and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.
Which of you, if his son asks for bread, will give
him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give
him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil,
know how to give good gifts to your children, how
much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts
to those who ask him!" (NIV Bible)
6. Nothing Will Ever Separate You From His Love
- Romans 8:38
"For I am convinced that neither death nor
life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present
nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor
depth, nor anything in all creation, will be able
to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ
Jesus our Lord.
Steps To Help You In Your Walk With God
1. Get a Bible and read it each day.
2. Begin to cultivate "talking to God" in prayer
3. Go to a church that believes and teaches the
4. Share your decision with a close friend