My mother brought this idea to me and I was a bit skeptical at first. However, a calling has been felt lately to somehow share my insight and journey as a soldier for Christ. It has been prayed about and I don’t want to risk missing His answer.
God blessed me with the gifts of discernment and counsel. He has blessed me with the ability to lead, to write and to encourage. There is also a gift of boldness, which can be used for both good and evil.
I desire with all my heart to use these gifts for His Glory and maybe this Blog will be an avenue in which they can. My goal is to be faithful to write, even if no one reads them in order to answer His call over all else. If He blesses you through this, Praise Him! If He blesses me through this, Praise Him! What truly matters is that He gets the Glory through all of this. I do not want to make you feel good, but make you think and ultimately act.by Becky
1 Corinthians 3:10, Paul is squashing any misconceptions by the Church in Corinth, that He or Apollos are anything other than servants of Christ. For Christ alone is their foundation and ours. You see the church was starting to divide on meaningless issues like who started their church. Paul was stressing the importance of unity. Not unlike the church today. We are divided by everything from denominations to man made religious rules and traditions that have nothing to do with our salvation. We argue over politics, music, spiritual gifts and even how to dress. God is concerned about the condition of our hearts and when arguing and division is coming from our hearts, there is a problem. Satan has placed all this division within the Church. Division and arguing should stand out like a wolf among sheep, because that’s what it is. These issues should not separate us from the rest of the body of Christ. We all together make up His bride. How can we be preparing for our groom when we are fighting among ourselves? Imagine arriving at a wedding all dressed up, anxious to see the beautiful bride, as she walks down the aisle to meet the man of her dreams. You have your tissue near by of course, and you grab one as you see the anticipation on the grooms face as he awaits his love. The back door fly’s open and instead of the flower girl making her way down the aisle sprinkling red roses, you see the all the brides maids and the bride, fighting. I mean full blown rolling around on floor, pulling hair, fighting. How loved and important would the groom feel at that moment? Satan does not want us (the bride of Christ) to be prepared for our groom. Paul warns that we are to be careful how we build on that foundation. If we think that treasures of this world are going to impress Christ on the Day of Judgment, Paul assures us that they will not.
Many of us may look Holy. We can dress up real nice and talk the Christian lingo. We may be blessed with wealth, health and prosperity. We may have everyone fooled, including ourselves but the “day” will declare it. And it will be declared by fire.
If what we have built on Christ endures, we will receive our reward. However, if our “work” is burned up- we will suffer loss. Paul says that “you yourself will be saved, but as one barely escaping the flames.”
Now I can’t wait to look up and see Christ, coming in the clouds, to get us, His bride. That is our day! But if my work is burned up by fire- and I crawl out of the ashes-barely escaping the flames myself, how quickly would that become a sad & shameful day, filled with regret.
What are you building? Will it survive the flames when it is tested? I am not just talking about the Church. It is not the Church that will be tested by fire. Is the Church His temple? No the Church is His bride, you are His temple, and I am His temple. Chapter 3 verse 17 says” if anyone destroys the temple of God, God will destroy him. For God’s temple is sacred. And you are that temple.”
Doesn’t that kind of make you feel good? No one should destroy this temple. But guess who is included in no one, me and you. For these bodies are not ours, they are His, these lives are not ours to do as we please, they are His, and this Church is not ours, it is His. We will be held accountable to God for what we have built on Christ, our foundation.
I pray that we all open our hearts and then honesty examine what we have built and what we are building now, before it is tested by the fire. If what you have built on Christ is honoring to God will survive the flames, then praise God. But if your life, has been a tribute you and your body has been a temple to you, then take a moment and repent. Ask The Lord for forgiveness, for making yourself –a god. God will transform your heart to desire His will and His glory but He can’t do that, unless you surrender it to Him. That is what free will is all about. This is not something to put off. Let’s not be arrogant and assume that we will have tomorrow, for the groom will come like a thief in the night. And we will stand before Him without excuse.by Becky
“Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not cast your pearls to swine. If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and turn and tear you to pieces.”
Hey young lady, what if the Pearl I am referring to is you? I know this passage is actually talking about throwing away Gods message but stay with me for a moment. As I think about all these young ladies around me who are being so reckless with their love and their bodies, I thought about this verse. Everyone in the world belongs to one master or the other. You are either God’s child or you are a child of the Devil. That may sound extreme; fanatical even but this is scripture.
“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.”
I hear people say “we are all God’s children” often but that is not what this scripture says. Reality is that the daughters of God are getting into bed with sons of the devil. God made women to be the very thing that made creation complete. The world was not right without her and He wanted to be sure Adam understood how lonely and incomplete he was without her. So who does Satan come after first, the gem (or pearl) of the creation.
Pearls are magnificently precious. When an oyster gets an irritant (usually sand), its natural reaction is to cover up that irritant to protect itself. This eventually forms a pearl. So the pearl was created from something that was unwanted, that did not belong. Ultimately it forms something beautiful. So many young ladies feel unwanted, like they just don’t belong. They have heard that God loves them and that is good and all but they still feel emptiness and are just longing to belong to someone. Satan, prowling around like a lion seeking someone to devour, sends in that someone.
Many excuses are made on behalf of the sons of Satan but then swine ultimately do what they do. Whether the young lady is a pearl or not will not change the nature of the swine. Now this pearl is more dirty and alone then every before. So what now? When will enough be enough? Do we blame the swine for trampling on the pearl, after all that is his nature? At what point do we (daughters of God) decide to take responsibility for our choice to get in bed with the enemy? I know I was full of excuses when I was casting my pearl to swine. I made excuses for my actions and theirs but that didn’t change reality. Reality is my disobedience and lack of faith led me down a path that God did not choose for me. In fact, my Father warned me against this path, as loving Fathers often do.
Our circumstances are usually directly related to our choices. There are consequences for every action both good and bad. It is time to stop blaming others for our lives and our choices. God plans for us can fulfill every need and emptiness beyond our dreams but we must choose His will. If we live for the temporary highs that this world throws our way, then we cannot blame God when our lives fall apart.
If this is you right now, I want you to know you are still a pearl. Pearls are just as valuable dirty as they are clean. You just need a good spit shine. You really are more valuable then you know. You are loved, wanted and pursued by the almighty God Himself. He already made the ultimate sacrifice for you. There is nothing this world can give you that could ever compare to what God has in store for you. Bottom line, if you want a better life, make better choices.
Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, what do all of these people have in common? Each one were great people who took a stand when many around them were to afraid. They stood for their rights and for the rights of those around them; not just with words but with actions. They are all celebrated and studied today as civil rights activists and hero’s.
I know it has been awhile since I have written a blog. Not because I am short on things to say, I assure you. I have thought many times about writing on many things. However words somehow overwhelm me and then escape me all at once. Has that ever happened to you? It is no wonder my husband refers to me as his little goldfish.
As I get older the channels of my mind change without notice and my thoughts have thoughts of their own. Within that whirlwind of ideas and memories there is one thing that haunts me the most, my past addiction to pornography. Once those types of images are burned into your brain, they are a like a recurring rash. I can be in church or in quiet time with God and flashes of filth and debauchery hit me like lighting in an electrical storm. It happened to me last week as I sat in my car at the park trying to have some one-on-one with my Heavenly Father. I was so upset and once again asked God to take these memories from me. The old Sunday school song instantly came to mine. “Oh, be careful little eyes what you see”. I was not careful about what I saw. Granted my first exposure was at a very young age and at no fault of my own, but the years of addiction that followed, those were because of my own free will.
I now realize how many areas of my life and many lives around me have been greatly damaged because our eyes were exposed to such horrible images. The more I experience the repercussions of my past choices I realize more and more that God really knows what He is talking about. So my natural reaction is to warn my children and others. “Hey, God warns you about the danger of sin because He loves you. He knows what He is talking about! He is right, please listen”. The rolling of the eyes, the deep sighs followed with accusations of being “judgmental” have become very familiar. Yet, I cannot stop warning people who are swimming in shark infested waters that they will at some point be attacked and possibly killed.
I can’t wait to crawl into my Fathers lap one day and have a mind free of pollution and horrible memories. For now, I realize that the consequences of my past actions motivate me to make better choices and encourage others to do the same. I want to strongly encourage you as well. “Be careful little eyes what you see, for the Father up above is looking down in love, so be careful little eyes what you see.”by Becky
Anyone who knows me has heard my pitch about sponsoring a child by now. I know I have written about it as well, but since this is my blog.. I guess I can write about it as often as God puts it on my heart.
World Vision is currently working on an ADP (Area Development Project) in the Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the worst place in the world to be a mother as 9 out of 10 mothers will lose a child to death before they turn 5 years old. As a mother I hear those statistics and my heart breaks. I can’t even begin to imagine.
Less than six percent of the people in Ledia, Gemena have access to clean water. The country is basically forgotten and greatly lacks resources. This country has been torn apart by wars and the dangerous rebels are fighting all around them. On the United Nations Human Development Index which is a rating system for the least developed nations, they are the worst at 187 out of 187.
World Vision is there trying to bring clean water, food, medical and other resources to all of these families. But without your help our work is literally on the line along with the lives of all of these children. Today 1 out of 6 of their children will die before they reach the age of 5. And the ones who survive are at extremely high risk of being sold into human trafficking.
I know I said I can’t imagine but I am asking you to try and imagine with me. Imagine your child starving, asking for food and water. Imagine your baby laying there so sick that death is lurking and you’re absolutely helpless to do anything about it. You work all day in the field but you can’t help your children or yourself. It seems you have been forgotten and not just by the people of the world but by God himself. But now hope has come by way of a people called World Vision. You feel that maybe God heard your cries and has sent His people to answer your prayers.
Now how is this story going to end? Are God’s people going to join together to help or will World Vision have to leave and allow these people to remain forgotten?
For only $35 a month you can sponsor a child. You cannot only save a life but change the entire world of this family and their village. Your love and generosity would improve the generations to come and send a message loud and clear, God loves the people of the Congo!
My very first sponsor was a single mother of two children. She had just downsized into a one bedroom apartment because she could not afford the two bedroom they lived in. Yet in her poverty, she sponsored a little girl in India without hesitation. Then there’s my 12 year old daughter who sacrificed her cell phone to sponsor a girl her same age in Mozambique. These are just two stories of people stepping out in faith and realizing how important it is to put others’ needs above our own.
If you can’t afford to sponsor at $35 a month, you can always split the sponsorship with another person or family. If that is not an option, you can even make it one time donation of any amount. You can also forward this blog to others and raise awareness that way. You never know who can sponsor. We can’t underestimate the power of our influence . You may have friends and family who want to help and don’t know how. I pray you don’t read this and think they are some sad statistics and then go on about your business. Our hearts should break for the things that break God’s heart. Amen?
James 2:15-17 New International Version (NIV)
15 Suppose a brother or a sister is without clothes and daily food. 16 If one of you says to them, “Go in peace; keep warm and well fed,” but does nothing about their physical needs, what good is it? 17 In the same way, faith by itself, if it is not accompanied by action, is dead.
We are the hands and feet of Jesus! We have been given the privilege of freedom and wealth. With that privilege comes great responsibility. God did not bless us because He loves us and our families more than He loves the Congo, no! He is trusting us to be faithful to care for the poor, to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves and to not store up for ourselves treasures here on Earth where moths and vermin destroy. (Proverbs 29:7,Proverbs 31:8,Matthew 6:19) Won’t you Cry Out for Congo with us? Won’t you make the commitment to try and help in whatever way you can? Thank you and May God Bless your faithfulness.by Becky
The new reality show “Preachers of L.A.” upsets me on so many levels that I could probably write a book. I won’t though. I have so much to say about this that I almost don’t know where to start. How about I start with scripture? After all, my opinion outside of scripture is just that.
Ezekiel 34 “The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “Son of man, prophesy against the shepherds of Israel; prophesy and say to them: ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Woe to you shepherds of Israel who only take care of yourselves! Should not shepherds take care of the flock? 3 You eat the curds, clothe yourselves with the wool and slaughter the choice animals, but you do not take care of the flock.”
Preachers are shepherds who are to take care of their flock. So if there are members of their congregation struggling with poverty, single mothers who need help, families suffering from the recession, etc. then shepherds should not be rich or what they call “prospering” from their tithes. After all Malachi 3:10 says “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house…..” God said He wanted food in HIS house. The tithes are for God’s house to be blessed and prosper in order to bless others. When God blesses us, it is so we can bless others, not have more stuff. But since the show “Preachers of L.A.” and those like them, repeatedly quote verses about how God wants us to prosper, here is another verse about prospering-
Malachi 3:15 “But now we call the arrogant blessed. Certainly evildoers prosper, and even when they put God to the test, they get away with it.’”
So let us be clear that prosperity does not mean God is blessing someone or their ministry. If you want to know if someone is a man of God, if someone is holy, look at their lives. God says we are to be humble, consider others better than ourselves, gentle and self-controlled. I personally know a Pastor who was offered a brand new car as a gift from a wealthy member of the flock. His answer was simple but beautiful. “Use that money to buy two cars for struggling single mothers in the church who need them”. His car at that time was an old beat up bucket, by choice. When a struggling single mom, (who didn’t even go to his church) needed a car, he simply handed her the keys. When he bought a new truck, he ultimately donated it to the church for their needs. He has washed the feet of the men in his church. He washed the dishes after he presided over a wedding. This is what a humble man of God looks like.
Yet, these prosperity preachers insist that God’s desire is for them to prosper while members of their flock struggle and go without. Arrogant, self-seeking, self-edifying, proud, greedy and materialistic are the words I would use to describe these preachers. “They are human” you say, “we all struggle with sin” you say. Pastors, elders and leaders are held to higher standards. How can a shepherd keep a flock from straying while they still stray themselves?
Titus 1 6-8 “ 6 An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.”
As Christians we are “Called to suffer, like good soldiers of Christ” -2 Timothy 2:3. So, how do cars that cost $500,000.00 fit into suffering, humility or God’s glory? They don’t. There are 20,000 children dying every single day from starvation and preventable diseases, does God want us to spend half a million dollars of HIS peoples’ hard-earned money on a preachers vehicle? Of course not! To argue the point comes from a place of one’s own desire to have such power, wealth and riches for the purpose of gaining this worlds’ treasures.
Why are the sheep so gullible when it comes to wolves in shepherds clothing? That is what I want to know. I think it’s because- that same power and money is seducing them. After all, the promise of suffering (which Jesus did promise us) is not as appealing. The idea of Jesus being our all-powerful genie, well, that sounds good. So, let’s look at the words of Christ since we are CHRISTians.
Matthew 6 19-21 19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”
The Bible warns us about false preachers so we will know what to look for.
1 Timothy 6 4-9 “ 4 they are conceited and understand nothing. They have an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions 5 and constant friction between people of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain.6 But godliness with contentment is great gain. 7 For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it. 8 But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with that. 9 Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10 For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil. Some people, eager for money, have wandered from the faith and pierced themselves with many griefs.”
What does God say about these types of Shepherds/Preachers/Pastors? Let’s end where we began, in Ezekiel 34.
Ezekiel 34 “10 This is what the Sovereign Lord says: I am against the shepherds and will hold them accountable for my flock. I will remove them from tending the flock so that the shepherds can no longer feed themselves. I will rescue my flock from their mouths, and it will no longer be food for them.”
God will hold each one of us accountable for our actions, especially preachers that use Him for their own selfish financial gain. Let us be wise and knowledgeable of God’s word so we will see the wolves among us and warn others.
Turn off what you ask? Well, we can start with the television, then the computer, dare I say the cell phone and how about any other distractions that keep us from truly embracing life. I don’t mean permanently, so calm down. I realize these things have all become a vital part of our everyday lives.
But can you imagine a world where families once again sat around the dinner table and discussed their days without the distraction of television or cell phones? For many of us I think this is more of a concept or commercial then reality. Unfortunately television and computers have become routine and even babysitters. They are often given the charge of instilling morals in us and our children.
My youngest daughter and I were recently watching a popular show on Disney together. This particular episode was encouraging kids to follow their feelings without thinking about it. I am glad I was sitting there with her so we can discuss how wrong this message really was. In fact it kind of embodied much of what is wrong with the world today. We all desire to give into our feelings in the moment without thinking about the consequences. Let’s not think of who it hurts or how it affects others. For many people today, life is about self-indulgence, self-fulfillment and being true to oneself. This is the exact opposite of everything God has called us to.
Titus 1:7-8 7 Since an overseer manages God’s household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. 8 Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined.
I once lived a life led by emotions and self-fulfillment. Allow me to testify about what a horrible roller coaster that was. Let’s think about some normal emotions: happiness, sadness, anger, pride, fear, rage, excitement and euphoria. The list can go on but I used to experience a lot of these emotions in one day. Maybe it was because I had a traumatic past, maybe it was hormonal or maybe chemical but I talk to enough people to know I am not the only one. My life was as out of control as my emotions because I didn’t rule them, they ruled me. This led me into a life of violence, partying, affairs and suicide attempts just to name a few. I was basically chasing euphoric moments. It was a life of bondage, all about seeking the next thing that could bring me pleasure. Yet Disney encourages our children to follow this type of life.
I am not saying pleasure is bad; God created pleasure. This is about Satan corrupting pleasure and us allowing pleasure to become our god. Now this may all seem extreme to some of you since I started off just talking about electronics. But all those things I listed above began because of things I was exposed to at a young age. Many of them were on T.V. and the computer. Computers are easy access to cyber-sex, bullying and addicting role-play games which many of our children have already been subjected to and perhaps entrapped by. I am not saying all media is bad but everything in moderation.
Maybe it isn’t that serious for you. Perhaps T.V., Facebook, computer games and such have become a source of pleasure that may be replacing time that should belong to God. Or maybe they are replacing time that could be spent with your families and your friends. At the end of the day, it couldn’t hurt to fast from media perhaps once a week. If the thought of that scares you or upsets you, than you probably need it more than you know. Remember, the Enemy is clever and will get in our lives where he can. If we don’t think he is in the middle of media today, we are just where he wants us to be.by Becky
I often hear self-righteous people passing judgment on the salvation of other Christians with the phrase “if he/she was really a Christian..” followed by whatever that looks like to them. I have found myself struggling with this and looking at my past, at times questioning my own salvation. If my salvation is based on my actions then I only became a true believer about 10 years ago. However I accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior as a very young child. I was baptized as a teen and I know that the Holy Spirit was with me. I still lived a life in bondage to sin. Not my whole life, but most of it was kind of a roller coaster. And I am sure that many Christians around me said, “if she was really a Christian, she wouldn’t do these things.
So I found myself questioning “Was I really a Christian?” I had fits of rage, I had sex outside of marriage, and I was violent and could be a drunkard, just to name a few. Those don’t sound like the qualities of a Christian. I was also remorseful and tried to change my life constantly. It was a real struggle and a long battle. The question is “Would I have been struggling with my sin if I were not saved? “ It is the Holy Spirit who convicts and compels us to do what is right. There are so many Christians in bondage right now. They are the topic of others’ conversations and judgments. And if that is you, I have some questions for you to help you work out your own salvation.
Question#1: Do you believe in your heart that Jesus is the Son of God who died for your sins and rose from the dead?
Question #2: Have you acknowledged your sin before the Holy and one true God, asked for forgiveness and surrendered your life to him through the acceptance of Christ’s death?
If you answered yes to both of those questions you are saved. (Romans 10)
True salvation is life changing. When you accepted the Holy Spirit into your heart, your heart had to change. After all, you were dead and now are alive. So why do you still do the things you don’t want to do? Because many of us refuse to surrender every area of our lives thinking we can still control certain sins. The only way to get sin under control is to flee from it. If you have areas of unrepentant sin in your life that you think you have under control, you are fooling yourself and the truth is you are a slave to that sin. That’s why you can’t give it up.
Now if you say you believe, have prayed the prayer but your heart and life have not changed in anyway, I would be worried. There must be some level of transformation when you go from complete darkness to the light. If your life looks the same, you talk the same and you think the same, where was your transformation? If your response is, ‘God knows my heart’, you are right and He says our hearts are evil. (Romans 3:10-18) If you say ‘God is OK with my sin because (fill in the blank) ‘, you are calling God a liar. These are signs that you don’t truly believe with your heart.
Scripture says that each one of us must work out our own salvation with fear and trembling. (Philippians 2:12) We are to hold one another accountable for our actions but we are not told to sit around talking about each other. Nor are we instructed to judge one another’s Salvation. If each one of us could focus more on being who God called us to be, and fulfilling the purpose He has for us, then we would probably be more willing to help carry one another’s burdens. We would desire to lift each other up instead of tear one another down. Make no mistake about it; I am no more deserving of my salvation now as a leader in the church, than I was 12 years ago when I was swinging on a stripper pole. The closer I get to God, the more I am humbled by how much grace I need from Him daily. I praise God for basing my salvation on who Christ is, not who I am or was.by Becky
Ever wonder how you got in the mess you are in? I know I have. There have been times in my life when I have cried out, “God, why me?” It is pretty easy to point the finger at all the people and circumstances that have made life harder than it should be. So let me share this amazing wisdom that God has bestowed upon me about my messy life. Are you ready for it? I don”t know if you’re ready but here it is. If you are miserable or your life is a mess and you want to know why, take a look in the mirror.
I hope you are still with me, even if you are upset. If we are going to keep it real we must own up to our choices. We all make choices every day that add to or take away from our quality of life one way or the other. Each decision made has a consequence. For example, I have been in two abusive marriages. Both of those marriages happened because I said “I do”. I knew they both had a violent history and there were plenty of warning signs but I chose to make excuses for them. I also knew what the Bible said a godly man was and I chose to settle for less than that.
I used to complain about being a single mom but I was not widowed. I chose to be a single mom. I chose to have two kids out of wedlock. I chose to marry violent men so even when I had children in marriage, they were exposed to chaos and instability. My sinful choices affected my children which is not their fault, of course. However, as they become old enough to know right from wrong, they are making their own choices which have consequences.
I used to blame my bad choices with men on my past. After all, I have been sexual abused and I did not have a good relationship with my father or step-father. I could go on and on about all the bad things that happened to me but do those things really excuse my bad choices? If so, at what point do I have to take responsibility for my own actions? Do you take responsibility for your choices and how they have affected your life and others? Do you want to spend more time feeling sorry for yourself or do you want to learn from your mistakes and start making better choices?
I realize that there are situations where we cannot help our circumstance, like the loss of a loved one. If you are truly following God, and making godly choices, things can still go wrong because we are in a fallen world. In that case, take heart because this world is temporary and you will have rest in Heaven where your Father awaits you and your treasures are stored.
Back to my original point, many of the people I counsel are where they are because they chose to be there. If you don’t like where you are, change it. If you are unhappy, that is a choice. Yes, you read that right. Happiness is a choice. Want a different life? Choose one.by Becky
Being a Father is so much more than just lending your genes to somebody. In many cases it actually has nothing to do with whether or not that person’s blood is running through your veins at all. It’s about a man who sacrifices. It’s about a man who loves someone else more than he loves himself. It’s attending school meetings and sitting down at the dinner table to discuss your day. It’s about saying no when you need to hear it and discipling you when you’re most deserving of it . It’s also about forgiveness and grace. It’s about someone seeing the best in you when no one else sees it , including yourself.
Now, no father is perfect; but being a father is about staying around when things aren’t perfect and seeing your commitment through no matter what . Sometimes, fathers fail at the first attempt and come back later in life to try again. But that brings us back to forgiveness and grace.
I am so grateful that my husband is the kind of father that my daughters and I can admire. Sure he’s made some mistakes, but haven’t we all? 10 years later he’s still here and he’s trying with everything he is. Who could ask for anything more than that?
For those who have known what it is like not to have an earthly father, rejoice that we have the perfect Father in Heaven. He will not leave our forsake us. He is our protector, our provider and He is jealous for us. Do you understand what I’m saying? The God of the universe is jealous for you. He will not share you with any other gods. He desires to have your heart as completely devoted to Him as he is devoted to you. His devotion lead to the death of His only begotten Som. I hope that makes you realize how special you truly are.
To all the men out there being the best father that they can be, you have my complete and total respect. You are the very definition of what being a man means. Happy fathers day.by Becky