Language a precious gift from the Father, is a vital part of our lives that we use to express the content of our hearts. It helps us articulate our feelings, our dreams, and our deepest desires. Depending on how we use them, our words can either build people up or tear them down; strengthen relationships or cause separation. Out of the thousands of human languages and dialects in the world, English has emerged as the most commonly used. Yet, no human language, regardless the size of its vocabulary, can do any more than barely scratch the surface in trying to adequately describe our amazing Father. He, on the other hand, can use any medium of language to communicate with us and make Himself perfectly clear. His capacity is unlimited; He far exceeds any and every language. As we begin to understand our Father, we begin to take on the tongue of the Holy Spirit. I’m not talking about the gift of speaking in tongues. I’m talking about abiding in Him, becoming an expression of everything that’s within Him.
Whenever we ignore our relationship with the Father and no longer look to Him as our leader and Lord, He doesn’t press the issue. The Father is the ultimate gentleman; He never forces Himself in where He is longer welcome. But this does not mean that He gives up on us. After all, He created us, and continually reminds us, with admonition and correction, that He is our Father. Remember Jesus’ words on the cross: “Father forgive them…” These are not the normal or expected words from someone regarding those who are persecuting, hurting, or even murdering Him. These are words of love, affirmation, hope, kindness, generosity, and humility. The death of the sinless Son of God on our behalf demonstrates conclusively that the Father loves and cares immensely for each of us.
Everything we need or could ever want is available in abundance in the Father’s presence. Living outside of His presence is not really life; it is futility. Abandoning the Father’s guidance and authority in our lives leads to negative consequences in every area. The environment we live in was created by the Father, and the only expression of the Father it can recognize is man. Separated from the Father, man lives in a state of complete disorder. When our lives are in disorder and disarray, everything we touch and everything we do will be the same way. Disorder leads to chaos. We see chaos everywhere we look: injustice, wickedness, perversion, disobedience, all kinds of evil. It is a gut-wrenching reality. The farther away from the Father we walk, the deeper our troubles become. Why? Because building life outside of the Father’s embrace provides no satisfaction.
Whenever the Father speaks, His voice completely transforms everyone who hears, recognizes, and embraces it. His language is not of this world and He does not compete with it. His speech is filled with order, abundance, love, justice, righteousness, joy, grace, mercy, and peace. Those who know and listen to His voice find the environment of their hearts radically changed. They choose to be set apart as influencers of the Father’s purposes. Obedience to Him is their aroma, and they accept nothing less. As the Father’s light shines through them, it drives out every bit of darkness and, once again, His voice becomes the object of mankind’s greatest craving. When we have the Father’s speech, we have the Father, and when we have the Father, we have life as we have never known it; life in all its fullness!