• Erik Frederickson - Life Coach and Recovery Coach

What Would God Want For Father's Day?

Updated: Sep 3, 2020

“Our Father”

What if the greatest gift we could give back to God this Father’s Day would be to love each other as brothers and sisters?

Imagine being an unbeliever and trying to gauge who God is based upon how the average Christian conducts themselves. Would that unbeliever get a good representation by observing your life?

At one point Saul of Tarsus was on a mission to destroy Christ. We know that mission didn’t last. We also know that God had a different purpose for Saul’s life, and when Jesus came and encountered him in Acts 9 Saul’s life was changed forever.

God saw Saul according to his potential in Christ, not his deficit without Christ. We know that God transformed Saul’s life and he became the Apostle Paul as God loved him into his true identity and purpose as a son of God.

It was shortly thereafter in Acts 9 that the believers in Damascus were having a hard time believing that Saul had become a “new creation'' and now went by Paul. Acts 9: 21 All those who heard him were astonished and asked, “Isn’t he the man who raised havoc in Jerusalem among those who call on this name? And hasn’t he come here to take them as prisoners to the chief priests?” (NIV)

The fruit of Paul’s life reveals his conversion was absolutely legit as he went on to arguably bear more fruit then the rest of the apostles combined.

After years of ministry Paul later wrote a letter to the believers in Ephesus from a prison cell. He wrote this in Chapter 1 of that letter, “I keep asking that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the glorious Father, may give you the Spirit of wisdom and revelation, so that you may know him better.”

He addressed our amazing God as, “the glorious father.”

In Matthew 6 Jesus gave his first teaching on how to pray while being a follower of Him. He said, ““This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”