So good to be able to call Him our Father...........even though He is the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe.........God in Heaven! And yet, I admit that when I'm in prayer I have to 'consciously' place myself in my mind as His cherished child. God's word tells me that 'unless I become as a little child, I cannot see the Kingdom of God'. MATTHEW 18:13
As a young believer, I found it difficult to experience God as my Father and to feel close to Him. It did not come natural to me, as my dear dad, whom I loved dearly and who is now with Our Father in Heaven, was unable to model God's love to me in my childhood. What I have learned about a loving, giving, protecting, providing, father-type came from years of study in God's Word and in relationship with Him. As well, there have been a few Christian men who have been 'Father God' to me 'with skin on' so to speak as they have modeled godly fatherly characteristics in my relationship with them.
WOW! Hope that wasn't too 'out there' for you all but maybe it will help you if you struggle with the 'Father' side of your relationship with God as well.
I've shared with you, now maybe you would like to share your experience of God as 'Father'. with me. While you are thinking listen to this beautiful rendition of 'The Lord's Prayer' in Hebrew. Maybe you will get inspired!