This week, I kicked us off with teachings on the Father heart of God. We talked about the fact that many of the boys have horrible examples of fathers here on earth - fathers who've abandoned them, or abused or neglected them. For many of the boys, their fathers are the reason they live on the street. We prayed for God to help them forget the negative aspects they've learned from their earthly fathers about what it means to be a father. We prayed for God to teach them who He is...a good, good Father. We learned that Father God is always loving. He educates and disciplines us in love. He gives us freedom to make our own decisions. And He is patient and forgiving when we mess up. He is a good, good father!!!
The boys also memorized 1 John 3:1 which declares: "How great is the love the Father has lavished on us that we should be called children of God! And that is who we are!"
I pray that we all may walk in the truth that the Father lavishes His love on us.
He is a good, good Father!!!