Session 3 - Jussy McLean and Allison Nish - The Mother Heart of God - The Fathers Heart Conference - - Sat 2nd March 2013

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  • Song Name: Session 3 - Jussy McLean and Allison Nish - The Mother Heart of God
  • Artist: Elijah Anointing for Northamptonshire
  • Album: Fathers Heart Conference
  • Year: 2013

The ‘Mother’ Heart of God

God is a Father and always considered male.

Gen 1:26-27 ‘God said “let us make man in our own image, according to our likeness” – so God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him, male and female he created them’ If God made man and woman ‘In His image’, He must have feminine characteristics as well as masculine ones.

God is fully complete – He is a father with paternal characteristics but has a mother heart with maternal characteristics too.

When a mother’s love is missing

A mother’s love is critical to the development of a child.

Psalm 22:9 ‘You are he who took me out of the womb, you made me trust while on my mother’s breast. I was cast upon you from birth and from my mother’s womb you have been my God.’ The mother’s love imparts faith in the child to trust and to give and receive love.

Is 66:13 ‘As a mother comforts her child so I will comfort you.’

Parental/family love = ‘storge’ love. Lack of ‘storge’ love, particularly from a mother, can lead to difficulties:

• We will find it hard to give and receive love from others and from God.
• We may fall for addictions
• We may experience emotional problems
• We may have a distorted view of femininity
• We will often have issues with our identity

We are God’s children, adopted into His family, made for love, created for intimacy, destined for greatness. We are powerful when we know who we are.

Psalm 49:15-16 “Can a mother forget her nursing child? Even if these forget
you, I will not forget you – I have inscribed you on the palm of my hand.”

God is a good Father and ‘mother’ to us. It is only in receiving the completeness of His love that we can be who we were made to be, regardless how perfect or how lacking our natural parentage has been.