Listening to the Father's Heart - September 30
Son, affirmation from your earthly father is such a vital gift. When an earthly father fails to express words of love and validation, sons and daughters are left vulnerable to an identity crisis. Unsure of who they are, they become susceptible to allowing the world to define them through ungodly influences. I audibly affirmed my love for my own Son because He lived as a mortal human, subject to all the assaults that one can experience. His character was maligned. And although He knew the truth of His birth and calling, the questions surrounding His birth labeled him illegitimate. He had to choose to focus on His true identity. All my sons and daughters will at some point be attacked in the area of their identities. Whispers of doubt and doom, accusations and suspicions, coming both from outside and within, can all challenge your stability. Only by hearing and knowing that you are loved will you possess the security you need to break through the clutter of voices. Hear me speaking to you, my son: You are my beloved son in whom I am well pleased.
And suddenly a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17
For He received from God the Father honor and glory when such a voice came to Him from the Excellent Glory: “This is My beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.” 2 Peter 1:17