By faith in Jesus Christ, you are adopted into God our Father's family. When you believe in Christ, the Holy Spirit comes into your life. "The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God" (Romans 8:16). Welcome to God's family forever. It's the best family of all, with God our loving Father.
Some people are afraid to let go and really believe that God loves them unconditionally and forever. The heart of God is the heart of Father. Yet, many of God's children allow fear to hinder them from receiving the fullness of His love.
Fear may come from hurt and rejection from the past. There is a way to overcome all the hurt of the past, and the fears that hinder us now. "There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. But he who fears is not made perfect in love" (1 John 4:18). Perfect love is God our Father's love.
Knowing God as our loving Father is the real key to a wonderful prayer life. Jesus taught us to pray, "Our Father in heaven . . ." That's it. When you know that God really does love you and wants to help you, prayer becomes a relationship with God our loving Father.