Psalm 89:26 – He shall cry to Me, ‘You are my Father, My God, and the rock of my salvation.’
Father’s Day around here was a joyful event. My daughters insisted on us going out to lunch with their dad on Saturday, and then I had to cook dinner on Sunday for him. They bought his favorite pie: banana cream pie, purchased him some gifts and lavished the love on him. He’s a good daddy!! Although our daughters are all in their twenties, they are still daddy’s girls. It’s a joy to watch their relationship, to see their love.
As they were growing up, he was very involved in their lives. He took them to the park, helped with homework, took them to movies, sat on their bedsides to chat with them, and counseled them through life. A girl couldn’t ask for a better earthly father,
But the most important thing he did for them was to let them know that he relied not on his strength and wisdom but on the strength and wisdom of his Heavenly Father. He lived and continue to live a life that says, “Father God, I’m trusting you with this!” Again, he’s a good father!! Each of them have accepted Jesus as Savior and also know Him as Father!
As I have thought about writing my post this week, all I wanted to write about was two things: the father my husband has been to our daughters, and the Father God has been to me!
Over the years, I can say that God is truly, ABBA Father to me! I can’t imagine where my life would be today if I had not given it to Him so many years ago. Just like my girls, I love my Father! Our relationship is special to both of us!
We go for a lot of walks together! He listens to my quirky conversations, and my heart’s cry! He’s always there for me when no one else is. I depend on Him to counsel me, to console me, to straighten me out. Just whatever!!
I can be myself with Him!! I don’t have to talk religious talk to Him or pretend to be what I am not. He loves me as I am while gently molding me into what He wants me to be. Who wouldn’t love Him? He is my Father, my God, and the rock of my salvation!”
Chris Tomlin and Housefire sings a song, “Good, Good Father!” I love singing that to Him because He is so good to me, and has been all of my life.
There was a time I thought I had to serve Him so He wouldn’t zap me, but I have learned over the years that His love is tender and always available to me. Although I fear Him still, it is a fear of reverence, not a fear that says I am scared of Him.
I feel like I am rambling. But the bottom line is that God my Father loves me passionately and I am delighted that I woke up to that truth! So I thank God for the wonderful father that He gave our girls and for being such a loving Father to all of us! Wonderful Jesus!