Thursday, November 4, 2010
As I sit here tonight listening to the rain tap against my windows I am pondering the awesomeness of our daddy, God.
Many in our community have had a bad relationship with their dads.
Some people were even thrown out of their house when they came out.
Others have a history of abuse with their fathers.
Many LGBTQ folks were ostracized by their dads just for admitting who they are.
I am so blessed that my dad is not that way.
He is understanding and patient with me.
I am thankful to know that he loves me and I love him very much.
For so many who might not be as fortunate, it can be crushing to have a broken relationship with your dad.
Despite whatever type of relationship you have with your dad, one thing remains true:
Your Heavenly Father loves you, created you, and is proud of you!
In Psalms 68:5 David refers to God as the "Father of the Fatherless." (King James)
Whether you have a good relationship with your dad or a damaged one; whether your dad is still alive or has passed away, God is your Father. You are His child.
Who's Your Daddy?
Your daddy, God, created this entire universe.
He knows how many stars shine in the night sky.
He gave us the sun and the moon, the rivers, oceans, and mountains.
He took dust and breathed life into it to create man.
Then, He saw that we couldn't live a perfect and righteous life so He sent His Son as a sacrifice for Our sins.
Your Daddy God created YOU!
Just as YOU are.
He knows how many hairs are on YOUR head.
He knows every thought that YOU have, every motive, every secret, and He loves YOU unconditionally.
He would have still sent His Son Jesus to die for YOU and YOUR sins even if YOU were the only person on earth.
He gives YOU the promises that are in His word.
These promises include:
His Unconditional Love for You
His Mercy for You
His Grace for You
His Salvation for You
His Joy for You
His Strength for You
His Healing for You
His Life for You
His Son for You
All Good Gifts Around Us Come From Our Father Above!
They are all for YOU!
The next time someone tries to tell you that you cannot be a Christian, for any reason, or you see protesters holding up signs that God hates you, remember the Truth.
Our Daddy God knows YOU, loves YOU, accepts YOU, and is proud of YOU!
YOU belong to HIM and nothing can change that!
In Romans 8 the apostle Paul puts it this way: 38For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. (King James)
Now that you have seen a glimpse of who your daddy is, get to know Him even better.
Talk to Him.
Share with Him what is on your mind and in your heart.
Our Heavenly Father wants nothing more then to be close with you and love on you.
I lost my mom to a battle with cancer earlier this year.
It was without a doubt the worst experience I have ever gone through.
During the time that she was sick I learned to completely lean on God.
After she passed away I found myself longing to feel her hugs again.
I still do as I type this through tears tonight.
One night I laid in my bed and talked to God.
I asked my Daddy God to hold me.
And, He did.
I could feel His love envelope me like a giant bear hug.
His presence was so real to me and I felt His peace flow through me as my breathless tears started to subside.
Everything was going to be alright.
It was in that moment that I knew He was right there with me and would be the strength, the joy, and the mom that I needed.
He still is all of that and much more for me today.
If you don't know God on that personal level I beg you to talk to Him.
He's waiting patiently for you.
He's got a big bear hug with your name on it.
Who's Your Daddy?
He's the lover of your soul.
Until Next Time,
God Loves and Accepts You,