people feel like they don't really know God's love and
can't relate well to anyone called "Father." The term Father
is confusing because the "love of a Father" is all mixed up
with hurt, disappointment, fears, doubts or broken promises.
Now it is hard to picture "God's perfect love" because
father's love wasn't.
trauma in the past caused you to close your heart, even
to God, your heart may still be closed off today. Your heart
may be like an old screen door with a spring closure on it,
closed until purposely held open. Until you let Jesus in to
heal those hurts, He can’t take them upon Himself on the
Cross. Until you can trust Jesus to take your hurts to His
Cross, you won’t trust Him to train you in His love by
letting you bear a Cross. (If you need prayer, please
Restoration Prayer Ministry.)
you see God with a single mind, knowing His healing love
and power, bearing your Cross for others will make you feel
like you will be a victim instead of a victor.
Last time, we
talked about how you may pray to be a demonstration of God's
love and power, but not really expect anything huge to
happen. You know that your heart doesn't overflow with love
for others and in fact, you don't know what evils may be in
your own heart.
may try to love people but will expect them to love you back
and will be wounded again if they
don’t. Father wants you to come to Him, let Him fill you
with His love. The overflow of love comes from the
wellspring of Father God’s love, life and living water
inside you. (John 4:14) As you hold your heart open, Father
God will keep on filling it with His perfect love out of His
inexhaustible supply, a well-spring inside you.
We are like plain beige
melamine cups. We are just
RECEIVERS and RELEASERS, receiving Father God's
perfect love, being healed of all fears by His perfect love
and filled to overflowing with His love for ourselves and
others. He alone is our source of everything. The key is to
know that no human being is perfect in love like Father and
to believe Father God's love is perfect.