40 Days of Prayer – Prayer Focus: Spirit of Adoption – Uprooting The Spirit of Rejection
“For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God. For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, “Abba,Father.”
Today, we are going to UP-ROOT the Spirit of Rejection! God loves you very much! Great is God’s affections towards you. Today, God wants to reveal Himself to you as a gentle, forgiving Father, who is intimately involved in every detail of your life.
Embracing The Father Heart of God
One of the most wonderful revelations we can ever experience is the Father Heart of God. What do you think of when you hear the word “father”? Do you think of love, protection, provision, warmth, mercy, and parental tenderness? Or does the word “father” paint a picture of someone distant, absent, harsh, and withholding love?
Every person has their own expression of what God is like, based on the feelings, impressions, and experiences that we encountered with our earthly father. Our experiences with our earthly father, usually impacts how we relate to our heavenly Father. Good experiences bring us closer to knowing and understanding the Father Heart of God. Bad experiences create distorted images of our Father’s love towards us.
As a child you may have experienced the absence of a father because of death or divorce. Maybe you were orphaned. Perhaps your childhood memory of a father is full of broken promises or neglect. Many have suffered hurt and rejection by our natural parents. This makes it hard for us to comprehend the love of God.
As a child, I often whimpered behind locked doors, neglected, rejected, forgotten, and alone. When I gave my heart to Yehsua as a young adult, the greatest deliverance I ever received was to receive the revelation of the Father’s Heart towards me. I have been walking with the Lord for nearly thirty years, my biggest breakthrough was to receive God’s love and learn to be a Daddy’s Girl. I am His Girl!
When God approaches man, our past experiences often dictate our response when God reaches out to us. If our parents were wounded, they stumbled through life only to project the same hurts onto their children. We see the pattern of brokenness occur generation after generation.
However, God desires to comfort us. God desires to Father the children of men. God’s arms are big enough for all the lonely, broken, rejected people of the world. The Bible says, “God makes a home for the lonely.” (Psalm 68:6). Worship – “The Spirit of Adoption” by Jason Upton
Revealing The Father Heart of God
God is consistently loving. God is always affirming. God keeps all His promises. God never changes. We are God’s children and He calls us by name. God loves you relentlessly. God loves you short. God loves you tall. God loves you thin. God loves you chunky. God loves your curves, your rolls, and your love handles.
God loves your kinky hair – your straight – your curly. God loves you with long hair. God loves you with short hair. God loves you with no hair at all.
God loves you through your pain – your bruises – your stumbling – your shortcomings. God loves you when you just can’t seem to get things right.
God loves you. God loves those little idiosyncrasies that make you unique. God understands you so well. You are and always will be a child of God – made in His image. Do you realize how attractive you are? You are wonderfully and beautifully made.
If you need love today, come to the Father. Far too many of us allow our broken hearts to lead us into dark places. However, the Father will send His Spirit to those dark places to RESCUE you! Father God pursues us with His love from the moment of our first breath until the day He calls us home to be with Him.
Help For The Hurting
God is constantly thinking an uninterrupted stream of loving thoughts toward you. You say, “Where was God when I was hurting? Beloveds, our Heavenly Father was there when we took our first step. God has been there through every hurt and disappointment. God never intended life to be this hard. God weeps when we weep. God hurts when people are not good to us We have forgotten most of our pains, but God has not forgotten. God has perfect recall of every moment of our lives. God remembers our tears (Psalms 56:8). God is present with you at this moment. God wants us to experience the kind of love that erases the pain. God wants to make up the difference in our lives.
God is a good-good Father. God is extravagant with His love. God is not stingy, possessive, or selfish. Our Father is immensely generous. Even creation boasts an extravagance of complexity and design in its beauty. God is attentive to the details of His creation. God is practical with His blessings, yet He often surprises us with those little pleasures and treasures that only a father would know we yearn for.
The Spirit of Adoption
In worship and prayer let us pull up the roots of rejection from the very tap-root. Receive the Spirit of Adoption. Recieve God’s love for you daughter. Recieve God’s love for you son. In an atmosphere of worship, find rest in the presence of God. A person with an orphan spirit will struggles in their walk with God, because the orphan does not know the heart of the Father. However, a son walks in confidence, because a son knows that he is loved by the Father.
The great Corrie ten Boom had some simple advice to offer this generation. Corrie ten Boom experienced much suffering at the hands of the Nazis as a Christian who hid Jewish families in her home during the holocaust. Yet, she went on to great spiritual victory as an evangelist. Corrie ten Boom would often conclude her sermons with a statement: “Don’t wrestle – nestle.”
So, I say to you beloveds, “Don’t wrestle – nestle.” Nestle in the arms of our heavenly Father. Receive God’s love and affection for you today. Amen.
Prayer: Healing – Traumatic Experiences – This is a powerful prayer program that has aided me in embracing the Father Heart of God.
Worship Experiences: Praise and worship invites God’s presence. Stay in an atmosphere of worship during the remainder of the 40 Days of Prayer. Please click links BELOW:
Inheritance – God’s Love – Graham Cooke
Broken Pieces – Bethel Worship
No Longer Slaves – Tasha Cobbs
The Spirit of Adoption – Jason Upton
Let There Be Life!
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