Yesterday, as we continued going through the book of Galatians.  I was captured by Paul’s new strategy of appealing to the Galatian believers.  Paul being as perplexed as he was at their departure from a simple life of faith and dependence on Jesus’ life in them, appeals to them emotionally if you will.

In verse 9 Paul says “But now that you have come to know God, or rather to be known by God, how is it that you turn back again to the weak and worthless elemental things, to which you desire to be enslaved all over again?”

Now, first of all, in vv 6-7 he just got through encouraging them that we are all “sons” of God by the same faith of Abraham.  Therefore, we can cry out “Abba, Father” or Daddy/Father! God is our Father!

The Greek word “know” and “known” in the above verse is “gnosis” and is often a Jewish idiom for sexual relations.  He’s telling them basically, “SincABBAe you already are in an intimate Father/son relationship with the Creator God why would you settle for such an empty, worthless and weak substitute like religion again?”

I truly believe that when you truly KNOW who your Daddy really is, it will radically effective how you live.  If you don’t, you can only respond to life according to what your feelings or circumstances dictate to you.

If you have come in to an intimate knowledge of Jesus, let me ask you, do you KNOW your Father? If not, let me introduce you to Him below…….

>He is the Godhead = 3 in One! >Harmonious & orderly
>He is Love >Tenderhearted
>Always does the right thing at the right time for the right reasons with    or for the right person(s) >He longs to share His glory with His Bride & allows her to partner with Him in the building of His body
>Caring >Full of grace – gracious
>Compassionate >Rich in mercy
>He’s passionate to display His glory >He has matchless, incomprehensible power!!!
>He is Just >He is Holy
>Perfect >Omniscient
>Righteous >Omnipresent
>Forgiving heart >Creative
>Sense of humor > He IS Wisdom
>He’s my Lord, my Husband, my Master and friend!!! >Generous = He loves to bless His kids & give to them
>I take His breath away at just the           sight of me! >His mind spins wildly at the thought of me!
>Single-minded & Intentional to      fulfill His will >He loves watching His kids enjoy HIS life in them.
>Kind >Giving heart
>The Healer >Faithful & True!
>Very patient or long suffering >He is truthful (for He is Truth)
>Easy to get along with >Always positive & confident
>Slow to anger >Always judges righteously

In Daddy's Hands-jpeg May we today begin to add to this list and get to  know who are Daddy really is through Jesus.  As we “grow in the grace and in the KNOWLEDGE of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ” our lives and “church” experience will radically change.  May you be blessed on this wonderful journey!