Matthew chapter 6 repeats the phrase “your Father in heaven” 12 times.



in just this one chapter.

i think Jesus might have been making a point?  


in heaven.

He knows what we need, and He wants us to get that.  so He calls Himself our Father.  

sometimes our earthly fathers can give us a glimpse of Him.

sometimes they can’t even in the least way.

and when that’s the case?  

Sing to God, sing praises to His name;
Lift up a song for Him who rides through the deserts,
Whose name is the Lord, and exult before Him.
A father of the fatherless and a judge for the widows,
Is God in His holy habitation. psalm 68:4-5

 and when we’ve broken down?  this man shows us what our heavenly Father is like.  because whatever happens, we must finsih our race too. 


I am sure of this, that He who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.  Philippians 1:6

this is part of a 31 day series on Provision.  To see the first post in the series click here.  To read the entire series click here and read backwards (the first post is listed last, the latest post is listed first-i don’t know how to change that. thank you for grace.)