Happy Father's Day to all you Dad's out there. Today is the day we take the time to reflect on the men in our lives. The dad's we celebrate today are our fathers, husbands, uncles, grandfathers, brothers, sons, nephews, cousins and friends. With all the BBQ cebrations today, I have to wonder how many of us stopped to thank our Heavenly Father for being such an AMAZING Dad.
So many times I think HE gets left out of the true meaning of Holidays here on earth......At Christmas time, we get so caught up in rushing around finding the best sales around, even if it means we get NO sleep because we're standing outside at 3 o'clock in the morning, in the freezing cold to get right in the door when the store opens with hopes to get the best possible deals. We make sure we play Santa and fill all the stockings before our kids wake up in the morning. We stress about getting the turkey in the oven at the perfect time on Thanksgiving morning to make sure that it's done in time, then spend hours cleaning the house to make sure it's just perfect for the dinner guests. At Easter you worry about rushing to the store at the last minute to grab the candy to fill the Easter eggs because you committed to purchasing and making them for school this year. Yet, we still find time to get that first picture with the Easter Bunny before the baby gets to cranky.
I think we just forget the true meaning of these precious Holidays. Father's Day is another one we forget. Our Heavenly Father is such an amazing Dad to me. He is my protector, my best friend, my deliver, my redeemer, my prince of peace. My God is so much more then somebody I pray to when I need him. He has been so incredibly patient and has NEVER given up on me. He has always believed in me, even through poor decision making when I didn't believe in myself anymore. My Heavenly Father has taken me in his arms and loved me no matter what. He has filled my heart with so much love and has used me right in the middle of my deepest brokenness. It is truly nothing short of a miracle for someone to tell you that you have touched their lives in the middle of your own depression.
I thank you today God for being such an amazing Dad and for giving me the hardships in my life. Because through those Lord, I have grown closer to you. I want everyday to be Fathers Day with you Lord. Everyday I should be thanking you and praising you....even through the storms.
Thank you for allowing me the privilege of waking up each morning and breathing in air. Because of your power......you have allowed me to live another day!
We all should treat God like it's Father's Day.......EVERYDAY! What did you get your Heavenly Father for Father's Day today?
Give him the BEST gift ever......YOUR HEART! ♡♡
Andrea (Andi), is an Author, musician, speaker and Founder of Transcended Ministries. She encourages women to rise above their circumstances and to trust in God's timing. She is involved in Celebrate Recovery and sings on the worship team at her church. Andi believes no hurt is ever wasted and she longs to bring a message of hope and healing as she shares her story of bold faith. Her story includes her struggle with control issues and co-dependency followed by a separation from her husband of twenty-five years. After a year of isolation and being on her own, she watched God bring transformation, healing, and reconciliation.