Fathers Love Coming Home
“If you’re not at home in love you’re going to need drugs, or alcohol, or porn or food…” – Jack & Trisha Frost.
In Father’s love circles we talk about being “at home in love“. It’s a place of feeling:
- Connected to God’s love that casts out all your fears.
- Safe and valued.
- A heart response back to God that cries out, “Abba Father!”
We all feel our heart drift away from the Fathers love sometimes. We are triggered for some reason and we need to find our way back home.
This is a great concept that really hits home where we live, however, how do we work it out? In today’s post I will show you a very useful prayer ministry tool for coming home to the Father’s love.
Step 1– Identify a negative experience you have had recently (please take a moment and do this).
Here’s an example, I’m driving along and a person zooms around me just in time to stop at a red light. However, I was going to turn right. I now have to wait for the light to change because “speedracer” felt the need to zip in front of me and stop. This event brings negative feelings to me. I feel angry, slighted, not considered.
What Do I Want Instead?
Step 2– In the negative situation you identified, what would you have wanted to happen instead?
I would have wanted to be more considered by that other driver. This question roots out my wrong belief. So in my case, I don’t fully believe I’m loved just for who I am, a son of God, made in His image. I believe I have to be considered by others to be loved and have worth.
I believe I am worthwhile if…?
Step 3– Identify your belief by adding what you wanted instead of what happened to the sentence stem: “I believe I am worthwhile if…”
In my case this is, “I believe I am worthwhile if I am considered.” As I do this exercise, I realize that when I have negative feelings it is because of an underlying shame belief. A belief that tears down who I am as a person, as a child of God.
Receive God’s Truth
The final step is to simply receive God’s truth in the place of the lie I have discovered. Truth — I have value simply because I am a child of God. My worth does not depend on other people properly considering me. What is God’s truth in your case? Ask Him for it.
Drifting away from being at home in the Father’s love is something we all experience from time to time. This is a good tool to help you “come home.”
PS. – There are times we are triggered beyond what an exercise can address. At these times we need to take the step of getting some prayer ministry. If this is your case, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org This exercise is based off of Tony D’Souza’s Discovering Awareness series.
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