God the Father: Believer
Another core characteristic of the Father’s Heart is the fact that He is a believer. The Believer. Who do you think invented faith? Again, allow me to prove my point with one Scripture verse: You are my Son, whom I love; with You I am well pleased (Mark 1:11). Notice the timing of this audible declaration. Jesus is getting baptized—He hasn’t done anything yet! He hasn’t defeated the devil in the wilderness, hasn’t healed anyone or cast out any demons, he doesn’t have any disciples, he hasn’t passed the massive test of Gethsemane yet, not to mention the Cross or the Resurrection. And yet His Daddy is so bursting with pride He can’t resist and just has to tell the whole world (or at least a few Jews) that this is His Boy! The kid can’t even bat yet, much less hit home runs, and yet Dad is already bragging. And if God the Father has every faith in His Son, if God believes so much in His Son, then He also believes in you and me. Chew on that for a second. God has every faith in your ability to pass His tests and accomplish the good works He prepared in advance for you to do. God believes in you like no one else does. He can’t help but believe in you; it’s the nature of His Heart!
We all know the power of belief, either by experience or by the absence of experience. All it takes is that special person at the right moment—a father, a teacher, a coach, a boss, a pastor, a mentor—and suddenly the sky is the limit. This person believes in you, they know you can do it (even when you are full of fear and doubt), they encourage you and build you up, and help you achieve your dreams. Some of you have never known such belief, and certainly not from your father, perhaps the one human being above all others whose belief you need. God the Father, however, has never once stopped believing in you—He is the coach and the cheerleaders and the roaring crowd at the finish line all rolled into one. Your Abba Father believes in you!