1 John 2:13 (NKJV) I write to you, fathers, Because you have known Him who is from the beginning.I write to you, young men, Because you have overcome the wicked one. I write to you, little children, Because you have known the Father.
Yesterday, we saw that proper knowledge of God can only be experienced as we grow more and more into the fullness of the stature of His nature (see Eph 4:13-14).
A little child may not know much about his father, but he knows his father as “daddy”. His father may be a lot of great things like a king, a great inventor, or a great artist, but the child simply knows him as ‘daddy’.
There are so many aspects of God that we can only access as we know Him in those dimensions. Some have come to know the Lord as their healer, but have not come to know Him as their provider. So even though they have enjoyed divine health for years, they still owe their landlord house rent and cannot pay essential bills. This is not God’s will.
The first revelation of God every Christian must grasp is that God is Father. He is our source and provider. He takes responsibility for us.
As we grow in our walk with God, we discover that He has empowered us to overcome the wicked one. We no longer come crying to daddy every time the wicked one raises his ugly head, but we resist and overcome him. We know we have been given the power to take kingdom responsibility and increase our kingdom’s territory, overcoming the wicked one every step of the way.
Go into today knowing that God is your Father who empowers you to become like Him in this world.
Ask the Lord to help you continually grow in your walk with Him.
—Abraham Damilola Arigi
Bible In One Year: Psalms 42-44 (in today’s audio)
Audio Bible credit: Bible Experience, Zondervan
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