Week 3 Look! How Magnificent is Your Father!
Where did you come from? What is your origin? But more, who is your Father? You must know the answer if you wish to experience your true identity on earth.*
God, in the fullness of the trinity, created the visible and the invisible. And then as His crowning achievement, he made mankind in His own likeness and image by lovingly handling His own creation, molding it and kissing His life into this clay. Male and female, He created them, Adam. Then He presented the earth to His firstborn and gave them authority over it.
He is a magnificent Father. We, his children are made in His likeness. But what do you believe about your Father? Is He complete? Is He powerful? Can something be added to Him to make Him better, more complete, more powerful? Can anything make Him less complete or powerful? Is He afraid?
As you ponder these answers, think about what the Word says concerning Him. Make no mistake, He is not as your earthly father. When you begin to understand the awesomeness of your Heavenly Father, you will start the journey of understanding who you are through Christ.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them. God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and over every living creature that moves on the ground.”…Then the Lord God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being. Genesis 1:27-28; 2:7 NIV
God is infinitely good, far more loving and gentle and kind to his children than any earthly mother or father imaginable. God is infinitely complete; nothing can threaten or disturb him. Nothing can be taken away from him, making him less than complete, or added to him who is already complete.*
*Dekker, Ted. “One.” The Forgotten Way, pp. 57, 36.