A Father [‘AB] of the fatherless and a judge for the widows, Is God in His holy habitation…Psalms 68:5
I am very blessed! I had the pleasure of knowing Albert, my dad’s grand-dad; Ray, my dad’s dad; Herman, my mom’s dad; Turner, my dad; Mike, my son’s dad and Michale, my son (who now at 24 years old…thinks he is my dad.) All of these relationship’s have added value to my life in one way, shape, form or fashion…I Am Just BLESSED!!
I want to take a moment and celebrate and honor each of these men…on earth as it is in Heaven…I thank GOD for each of you, the legacy you left behind, the memories you created with & for me, the love you taught me, the courage you instilled in me and the gift of life that you showered me with!! Thank you! I love you! I am grateful for you!
I realize not everyone has had the benefit of knowing their dad…some may even feel blessed that they don’t know him or have a relationship with him. I get that! I can tell you not all of my experiences were GREAT, WARM & FUZZY with the dad’s of my life. But there is a FATHER that you can HEAL, LOVE, GUIDE and PROTECT you, right now.
‘AB [ABBA], a father to the fatherless and a defender of those in need. Sometimes our earthly fathers abandon us or don’t know how to be there when we need them, but ‘AB will rise up as our true Father. He will fill the gap and bring comfort and guidance to each of us who seeks His face as FATHER!
‘AB [ABBA], God, Creator, Holy, thank you for not leaving me as an orphan. I release my earthly dad of the prison I have been holding him in and I run to you Lord. I accept that he could not be everything I needed in a father because he is human and no human being is perfect, except Your son Jesus. I receive that You are perfect, and only you can provide me with all the loving, gentle care a daddy can give.
‘AB [ABBA], as I go into this Father’s Day weekend, help me to understand what it means to live my life in the fullness of joy, hope, love, peace and abundance which come from trusting in YOU as my FATHER. I seek your wisdom in my choices instead of rushing to a dead-end. Guide my every step, fill me with your power to be an example to a dying world, to my community, to my own child/children, to my church family and to my friends.
You may be a dad…read this again – release yourself of the pains of life, your choices you made, your disappointments in what you did or didn’t do and receive the love of Jesus, right now! God’s mercies are new everyday…if you are reading this…it’s NOT TO LATE to become the dad God created you to be…Just ask God to come into your heart and allow Him to lead you…He is just one sentence away…YES, Lord – I want you and I need to be LORD over my life…
Written by: The “Butterfly”
Pray this prayer with me:
God our Father, in your wisdom and love you made all things. Bless those fathers, who have taken upon themselves the responsibility of parenting. Bless those who have lost a spouse to death … or divorce who are parenting their children alone. Strengthen them by your love that they may become the loving, caring persons that YOU intended for them to be. Grant this through Jesus, Christ our Lord and Savior. ~Amen!