Seek The Father

Seek The Father

The issue of “self” is a hindrance when it comes to relating to the Father. The serpent’s deception in the Garden of Eden was to trick Adam and Eve into trying to function by self-effort alone, thus separating them from their source of life—God. There is one “self,” however, that is vital to our being, and that is self-control. To seek the Father is to exercise self-control by relinquishing our self-reliance and moving toward Him in humble recognition that apart from Him we can find no true and lasting satisfaction or peace. Such a capacity is beyond ourselves alone.

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The Father's Hand Is Not Shortened

The Father's Hand Is Not Shortened

The Father is Spirit, and so has no physical structure such as hands, legs, and feet. However, the Bible often uses these and similar words as anthropomorphisms—assigning human attributes to God—for the sake of our understanding. One of the most insidious and widespread false teaching s about the Father is that He is far away, out in the heavens somewhere, out of our reach. But this is not so. The only thing that separates us from the Father is our disobedience. Our pride overtakes us and drives us to try to function apart from Him.

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