Sunday, June 21, 2009

Walking together

Today is Father's Day and I'm away from my dad on his day. I told him before I left town that I was sorry that I wouldn't be home, but that he knew how I felt about him, didn't he? I told him that he knew I believed with all my heart that I had the best dad ever and I was sorry that other people didn't get him for their dad...something along that line and you know I believe it! I hope most of you feel that way about your own dad....I was blessed with the best in the land and I try to let him know that I realize that it doesn't happen for everybody...

My dad encourages me, he loves me and it doesn't matter how I act and he will still pick up pieces of my life, if I goof up and I'm almost 50...My dad loves me and this I know...Thank you daddy for always loving me!

I think of many things today on Father's day one is a good friend that is going to go through the day without her dad on the first one without him and I know she is hurting, I hope she knows that she isn't alone her friends are thinking of her and lifting her in prayer. I hope she knows just how much her dad loved her and is smiling on her still today!!!

I also think about people that didn't have a great relationship with their dad and today is also difficult or what about men that are unable to have children today is difficult, but for all of us whatever our situation with our dads. REMEMBER, your heavenly Father will carry you through this day. Share your tears, your anger, your love whatever you feel lean on Him today. He has this huge lap for you to crawl up on and share your feelings and for you to feel His love!

Today's reading that I want to focus on is from Amos 3:3, "Can two people walk together without agreeing on the direction? Does a lion even roar in a thicket without first finding a victim? on and on....What is acceptable in your relationships of life? Is it okay to disagree or do you just want yes people around you???? think about it...I think I grow from others not agreeing with me and I love growing, even if it is sometimes difficult.

In this chapter the verses are actually dealing with the punishment of Israel and their fall to the Assyrians. The prophets warned Israel, but they didn't listen..look at verse 7, verses 13-15 ~ God tells us they will pay for their disobedience he specifically tells I will destroy the pagan altars. God warns us, do we listen?

Tell you dad you love him today ~ your earthly dad and your heavenly Father!!!



Linda said...

You're lucky to have a great dad and I'm lucky that mine is smiling down on me today!! With my mama, too! Thanks for thinking of me.

Frankie said...

Debbie, beautiful words about Father's Day and especially about our Heavenly Father.

Linda, thinking of you and the recent loss of your father.

Hope you all have a blessed day!