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Series: Luis Palau | God the Father

Luis Palau himself knows what it is like to be fatherless, so the fact that God promises to be a Father to us is very special to him.  On "Reaching Your World with Luis Palau" he unfolds some biblical truths about our heavenly Father.

The Blind Mother Wednesday, May 24, 2017

When I was a young boy, my family and I were always impressed by a friend of our family named Catalina. She was an amazing woman in Argentina who had five children. She was totally blind and yet, whenever her children came up to hug her, she greeted each of them by name. She could tell who was who by how they walked, shut the door, or the sound of their voices.

This image has stuck with me as a metaphor for us and God. The mother never saw her children, but she knew them all by name. We have never seen God. And yet, we know God is there because of His Word, and His truth, and the Holy Spirit in our lives. The Bible compares the Spirit of God to the wind.  You can’t see the wind, but you can certainly see or feel its effect.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 1:8-9, “Though you have not seen Him, you love Him. Though you do not now see Him, you believe in Him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” I encourage you to press onward in following God. And show others in your life the love, mercy, and grace of God by how you live, as well as how you talk.
This is Luis Palau.

Come Back to God Tuesday, May 23, 2017

I once heard a quote that said, “If you feel that God is far away from you, guess who moved?” It’s a simple concept: God hasn’t moved, you have. The truth is, Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. If you’re feeling far from Him, it’s likely because of your own choices. You may be asking, “What can I do to get back to God?” And the answer is simple: just open your heart. Talk to Him. Tell Him you miss Him, that you love Him. And make the decision to walk with Him – to trust and obey Him.

The very first step is, admit you’ve wronged God your Creator.  Confess and renounce your offenses toward God.  That’s what’s called repentance. You don’t have to have your life in order, or get things all neat and tidy to allow God in your life. You simply have to open up your heart and invite Him in.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 3:18 that “Christ suffered once for all, the righteous in place of the unrighteous, to bring you to God”. So open your heart and walk towards Him. He’ll never leave you or forsake you, but it’s up to you to let Him come in. And if you have walked away from God, then there is no better time than right now to run back to Him through Jesus Christ, His one and only Son.
This is Luis Palau.

A Father to the Fatherless Monday, May 22, 2017

In my years as an evangelist, I have traveled all over the world talking to many people about their understanding of God. Some of the stories that stand out the most are from orphans—people who either lost a parent or were abandoned at an early age. These stories resonate with me because when I was a young boy, my dad died. I felt completely helpless. My dad was gone. My mom was sweet, and a godly Christian, but she couldn’t fill the role of a father.

Whether you were an actual orphan, a member of the foster care system, or someone whose parents just weren’t around all that much, you can understand the loneliness of a child with no biological, real parent. God understands this pain, too. God wants to be a Father to us – an Eternal Father who will never leave or abandon us. That is why in Psalm 146:9 God is referred to as the “father to the fatherless”.

I invite you to take a survey of your heart. Have you truly accepted Jesus as your Heavenly Lord? Have you allowed Him to fill the void you may have in your heart? Where our earthly fathers fall short, God our Father will never fail us. He will never leave us or forsake us. We are His precious children. He is our Father, and we love Him.

This is Luis Palau.

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