May 3, 2017 – Our Father’s Name

Daily Challenges

The definition of the word Father is ‘a man in relation to his natural child or children’.

Some in this world have never had a father,
and have not ever known a father figure.

Others have more than one father; known as blended families.

Some of us have known only one man as our father, whether we call him dad, daddy, pops, or papa.

To think of God as a father is not always an easy concept.

To call someone you’ve never seen father, at first, can be a bit unsettling, especially if we have a good relationship with our earthly father.

What Else Can We Do?

Accepting that God is the creator of all, means He is our creator.
And as our creator, that would qualify Him as our Father.

To know God as a father takes a very close and real relationship with Him.

Papa is an informal word used for father.

Informal means having a relaxed, friendly manner or nature.

Do we fell close enough or relaxed and friendly enough towards God to call him Papa?

Let’s try to spend some time in prayer ask our Father for a closer relationship with Him and just once today, see if we can actually call Him Papa.

The Bible Says

Matthew 6:9
After this manner therefore pray ye:
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name.

Isaiah 9:6
For unto us a Child is born, unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

John 8:41. …”We were not born of fornication;” we have one Father – God.

2 Corinthians 6:18
“I will be a Father to you, and you shall be My sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”


Bible Trivia: In whose image did God create man? (See Genesis 1:27)  So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.

Bible Verse: If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him! Luke 11:13

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