Father’s Love 4 – Receive the Heart of the Son
Friday, 18th August 2023
Pastor Jing Cheng
In Malachi 4:6 says, ‘And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,
And the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.’ How to receive this heart if the son? Do we need to wait for our earthly fathers to turn their hearts to us in order to receive the heart of the son?
We don’t have the heart of the son may be because we reject being the sons and daughters. We may still call our parents mother and father, but inside our heart we already reject being the sons and daughters, we want to be independent and we want to leave our home.
Also we may be judging our parents. Especially when we feel being treated unfairly. When we judge our parents, when we use the tree of knowledge of good and evil to look at our parents, then we cannot have the heart of the son. Furthermore, our despise and betrayal will also make us losing the heart of the son. Especially in the family of perfectionism, when the parents are treating their children with perfectionism, the children will also begin to despise their parents and grow betrayal.
When parents and children don’t have trust for each other, the heart of the son will not come in, and we will continue to live a life of an orphan. Our Father in Heaven wants to restore us, He wants us to have the heart to heart relationship with Him. He wants to cleanse us, unplug all the bitterness, un-forgiveness, despise, and accusations within us.
So what are the influences when we don’t have the heart of the son? We will also not know how to be a father. Without being a true son, we cannot be a grit father, and we will only bring to ourselves and to others the heart of an orphan. How to bring back the heart of the son? To think back and to feel, the times we are loved by our parents, they are not perfect, they may not know how to express love in an obvious way, but they’ve tried hard to love us. When we really understand our parents’ love them we can understand and then we can receive this love.
We must see that our parents are also the sons and daughters of the Heavenly Father, they are also God’s beloved children. Can we see their values in God’s eyes? If we want to receive the heart of the son, we must root out our bitterness within us, then we can embrace the abundant love of the Father. The heart of the Father is the Kingdom of the Father. We will not be the same again when we receive this heart of the son. We can live on earth as it is in Heaven.