God the Father is pleased with you regardless of your performance just as He is pleased with Jesus Christ.
The Father Is Pleased With You
Mark Driscoll shares to us a message about what it’s like to experience God as a Father. He started his message by emphasizing that Jesus Christ was the very first person to address God as a Father. In fact, the Scripture recorded 165 times that Jesus addressed Him as His Father. It was Jesus who revealed to us who the Father is.
“Jesus alters human history, He reframes our destiny, He reveals to us the Father,” Mark said. “He opens up historically a brand new unprecedented, unparalleled understanding of God as Father.”
And because it was Jesus who revealed to us who the Father is, it is also Him who molded to us how to become a son. He showed us how to live from the Father’s identity.
“Your relationship with God the Father should be patterned after the relationship of God the Son. Firstly, Jesus lived from the Father’s identity,” he added.
Even before Jesus performed any miracles and even taught anything, God already called Him as His son whom He is well pleased with. So the Son lived from the identity that the Father has given Him and not for it. As sons and daughters of the living God, we don’t have to strive to earn His attention, identity, and love, it is freely given to us.
“Jesus worked from His identity, not for His identity. You need to know this, you achievers, God didn’t create you to be achievers, He created you to be receivers. Your identity is not something you achieve, it’s something you receive.”
Even before you were born on this earth, God is already pleased with you. So walk according to your identity as a son of God because that is who you truly are.
“If you are a son of the Father, He is pleased with you regardless of your performance. And your identity will transform your activity. Who you are changes what you do. When you know who you are, then you know what to do.”
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