“Lord, What does ‘Father’ mean?” – David Chawngthu

Posted: August 1, 2015 in Emotional Healing, Family/ kids and environments

Around 10yrs ago, that was probably around 2005 or either early 2006, one of my best friend and I went to church while nobody were there, we bow flat on the floor praying, “Lord, What does ‘Father’ mean?”. We both got no Father as we grew up even though we’ve got a normal family, so we were desperate to know what a “Father” mean.

What’s amazing here is that, few months later and years later, after going to Discipleship Training Schools (DTS) as well as while working in DTS’s, God revealed to me about the Father God in so many different ways, in countless of ways, from DTS , as well as from outside DTS and outside YWAM, and through countless of personal experiences.

These are some of the topics where I started experiencing about the Father God and who He is, they are Highly related topics about the Father God –

– “Characters and Natures of God”, (Around 4 or 5 weeks altogether)
– “Destiny by design”, (Around 2 weeks altogether)
– “Holy Spirit”, (Around 2 weeks)
– “Submission and Authority” (Godly Authority), (Around 3 or 4 weeks altogether)
– “Father Heart of God”, (2 or 3 weeks altogether)
– “Identity in Christ”,
– “Divine Plumbline”, (1 whole week)
– “Family”, (1 whole week)
– “Counsellings – Church planting and leadership”, (1 whole week)
– “DTS leaders and staff trainings”, (Around 2 whole weeks, additional around 2+5 more weeks)
– “Experiencing God” (Around 3 weeks altogether)

These topics are highly related to the Father God, His characters and natures. They are full of good teachings and experiences, there are many extraordinary experiences that my wife and I had experience from these topics, that we learn and experience many things about God and the Father God.

Besides all these, God has also led us into many different experiences where He showed His Fatherhood to us, sometimes sending angels to heal our wounds, there were many times that God has sent His angels to bring healing to my life, sometimes while worship, personal worships, dreams at night, sometimes God showed me many angels who were to minister to people while I preached on the topic of “The Father Heart of God, and other times God showed His Fatherhood through several good books, through hearing the voice of the Lord, through prophetic pictures, prophetic experiences, through conversations with the Lord, through signs, wonders and miracles, through meditating on the word of the Lord, through our own children, through life experiences, through His blessings upon us and through experiencing Him. The Lord has surely answered my prayers and my cry in countless of unimaginable ways, more than expected. Today, if I am to write a book about “Father” or “Fatherhood of God”, I believe I can write a great book, God is good.

Lord, what does father mean


The word of God said,

How precious are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
(Psalm 139:17-18)

His thoughts toward us are much more than all the sands of the earth combined together.
Psalm 139:13-18 is a great part of the Bible where we can know about the Father heart of God. You can think, chew and meditate on them, God will surely bless you through these verses and will reveal to you about the Father God.

From all these experiences, countless of teachings and experiences that are highly related to the Father God, and from countless of personal experiences, we can conclude that the Father God is a good Father, He is good to us, He is a forgiving God, slow to anger, abounding in love, compassionate, His desire is to provide all our needs, we are secure in His presence, we can boldly approach Him, we can be who we are in His presence. He give His full attention toward us, He concern for us in every single things, we are greatly precious in His sight, we are highly important and significant in His sight, we are highly valuable in His sight.

The word of God said,

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted. (Isaiah 61:1; Luke 4:18 – Jesus Christ)

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds (Psalm 147:3). This is the Father heart of God.

How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! (1 John 3:1)

While Jesus was on this earth, He said, “Whoever sees me sees the Father”, He was reflecting the Father God, He was carrying the Father Heart of God on this earth.

It is briefed that 15 times in the Old Testament Bible about Father, and 254 times in the New Testament Bible.

– David Chawngthu

– KNet


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