Steve Long a pastor at Catch the Fire Toronto was our first speaker and he taught on the Father Heart of God, how if we do not have the right perception of God our father, our Abba, then we can't live fully. Our perception of God the Father is distorted by lies that we have come to believe. Mine was the distance I placed between me and my dad for the lie of disapointment.
We did this exercise of having the Holy Spirit point out a lie that we have believed.
- First we identified the lie: I had thought that my dad was disapointed in me because of my choice to attend Harvest School.
- Memory where this lie first appeared: when I sat down with my parents for the first time to tell them about my new dream to go to Harvest school in the fall. My parents did not agree.
- Ask Jesus where he was in the picture: I saw Jesus sitting next to me on the couch with the plane ticket to Mozambique.(yay!!!)
- What is the the truth that God substitutes for your lie:The Lord showed me that I have actually exceded my parents expectations.
I dare you and myself to challenge the lies that dull our perception of our Heavenly Father love for us.