1 John 3:1 New International Version (NIV)
3 See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know him.
Have you truly every though about your freedom with the Father? Freedom with God is true freedom. The word love here means something deeper where God lavishes his love on us. God expends love profusely. He holds nothing back.
He lavished us so much that He sent his Son, Jesus. John 3:16 tells us how much He loves us. When we get a glimpse of this, we will find freedom with God the Father. He is not a God who gets us when we do something wrong, nor is He out to discredit who we are. There are consequences to sin, but God still loves us.
I am fortunate to have 4 sons. One is born from me, one is a son-in-law, and two are step-sons. I love these 4 men. My love is deep for them. They know that I would hold nothing back in order to help them.
As an earthly father, I get the small glimpse of what my Heavenly Father’s love is. God is for us, not against us. He calls us his sons. As a matter of fact, if you read Romans 8:17, we are also called heirs to His Kingdom.
Because of that love, we can enjoy freedom with the Father because of His Son. God truly loves us. I hope that you can sit in that freedom and enjoy it. He calls us to believe in His Son, the Savior of the world. Jesus is the Forgiver of sins. That is freedom!
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