A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in pictures of silver. Proverbs 25:11
Embraced by the Father:
Finding Grace in the Names of God
Have you ever longed to know God as your Heavenly Father? I wonder how many of us have found it difficult to view Him AS our Heavenly Father? What concept do we truly have of Him? Is it easy to recognize God as the Creator of the universe, and of course as our Savior, but difficult to view God as the Abba Father He truly is? If so, maybe it's because we tend to view God the Father in light of the relationship (or lack thereof) that we had with our earthly fathers.
Susanne Scheppmann's Embraced by the Father was a blessing to me over the summer, especially in my journey of seeking His will for my life. Susanne speaks to the reader in such a candid way, sharing personal, sometimes painful circumstances from her past to illustrate the transformation of her relationship with our Heavenly Father. No matter our past circumstances--or "baggage" that we carry--Susanne encourages us to run to our Father, dig deeper into His Word and discover just Who He tells us He is. Realizing Who He is compels us to DROP the baggage from our past, and reach up to our Abba Father for that warm embrace that can be compared to none other! At the end of each chapter is a place to journal, with inspiring questions that invite you to dig deeper into the Word, and explore the many wonderful names of our Abba Father.
Thanks, Susanne, for allowing the Lord to tie your circumstances together and wrap them all up in this book! We can truly "find grace in the names of our God, and BE embraced by our Father!"