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  • Writer's pictureShannon Bryant

Knowing God as Father

Updated: Feb 18, 2022

And because we are his children, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, prompting us to call out, “Abba, Father.” Galatians 4:6

Over the years God or as I love to call Him Abba Father has drawn and revealed Himself to me in so many powerful loving Fatherly God ways. He's poured out His love when and where I needed it most. He's poured out His abounding grace in times past when I felt I was a lost cause. He's blessed me with personal glimpses of His love and faithfulness at just the right time. He's protected me from dangers that I've seen coming and the ones I knew nothing about. He's given me rest and a peace that surpasses all understanding amidst torrential storms in my life. His Fatherly touches in my life have filled deep voids and have drawn me closer to Him by way of His Spirit, grace, and lovingkindness.

No words can exude His healing touch, comforting embrace, His confirming and affirming me as His daughter. I'm often in awe of Father's mindfulness and unquestionable personal ways that He communicates His love, care, and Fatherly guidance towards us His children. And because we are His children, He has sent the Spirit of His Son into our hearts whereby we cry out Abba, Father. Abba meaning, God as Father, and for me a deeper intimacy, dependency, connection, and outcry from a child to their Heavenly Father.

For the next few weeks, I invite you to join us as we join hearts and cry out to our Heavenly Father believing Him to establish us deeper in His love, sovereignty, attributes, and faithfulness as Father in our Knowing God as Father series.

I believe that it is imperative especially in these precarious times that we seek to know and experience God as Father and garner a more accurate understanding of Who He really is and who we are as heirs, thus equipping us to stand in faith with secure trust and confidence for such a time as this.

When we know Who our Father IS, we can be strong. Courageous! Because our Father is with us. He sustains us. Fights for us and holds our hand.

For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,

Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ Isaiah 41:13

Our need for Him is so deep in this hour and it is my prayer that we experience and discover greater revelations of our Father's heart and be drawn to deeper wells in Him.

Deep calls unto deep at the noise of Your waterfalls; Psalm 42:7a

I close with a cry of my heart to our Faithful Father. I know it's a very popular song and it may sound cliche or maybe even a nice ringtone but I mean it with all my heart and I'll shout it from the mountain top, "You're a GOOD, GOOD FATHER!! It's who YOU ARE!! You're perfect in ALL of Your ways to us!!!

Oh, I could go on and on telling of His goodness yet I'm fully aware that I only tread the surface of Father's vast flowing rivers of love, mercy, faithfulness, and Fatherhood.

My outcry to Father,

"Father, I thank You for being a Father who always shows up. A Father that keeps His promises. A Father that loves without conditions. A Father that never leaves. A Father whose love never gives out. A Father whose all His children are His favorites.

A Father that stands up for His children. Provides for His children. Protects His children.

A Father whose goodness is overwhelming and faithfulness beyond compare.

A Father whose arms are always wide open. A Father full of compassion. A Father I can always talk to. A Father who so patiently listens. A Father who always answers.

A Father whose always available. A Father whose mercy is everlasting. A Father whose timing is so purposeful. Whose correction is so timely.

A Father whose greatness is so immeasurable. A Father that comes to my rescue . . . . .

A Father who so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall never perish but have everlasting life.

Father, today I thank You for choosing me. Adopting me. Accepting me when knowing all about me.

Father thank You for saving me. Loving me.

Providing for me. Teaching me. Healing me. Being there for me . . . . . . . .

Drawing me . . . . . .

You alone are forever consistent. Infinitely faithful.

I’m so thankful for the indescribable gift of YOU. From the deepest depths of my heart, I thank You for the divine and massive privilege to call, to receive, to know, to experience, and adore You as my Father."

Your daughter in everlasting love,


In Jesus’ name. Amen.

While we journey might you consider jotting down your outcry to Father? Expressing your heart towards Him, and how He has shown up in your life in the past as Father, and note the fresh new ways that you experience Him as Father!

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