FATHER'S DAY 2019 ~
It shows me the difference between a father, a dad and the importance of not comparing my dad to another dad. My dad did his best and I believe that. He came to know the Lord about 50 years old. He would die only a few years later, but I remember his attitude of praise. He believed God and knew his experience with God was real. He told something changed inside of him. He began to talk to me about God and how important it was to go to church. It was 1973 and I didn't want any part of church. It scared me and I didn't understand how my dad could change so much. He changed into a man of faith but wanted to do everything the Bible said to do. He even took the TV out of house for a short period of time. He felt the TV shows so many bad things to young people. I often wonder what he would think of the year 2019 now with TV? WOW, it's so much worse.
Psalm 34 Living Bible (TLB)
I will praise the Lord no matter what happens. I will constantly speak of his glories and grace. 2 I will boast of all his kindness to me. Let all who are discouraged take heart. 3 Let us praise the Lord together and exalt his name. 4 For I cried to him and he answered me! He freed me from all my fears. 5 Others too were radiant at what he did for them. Theirs was no downcast look of rejection! 6 This poor man cried to the Lord—and the Lord heard him and saved him out of his troubles. 7 For the Angel of the Lord guards and rescues all who reverence him.
Although, I didn't understand in 1973 about my dad's love to God, I do now in 2019. I get it and I will forever be grateful that God brought his heart to him. That his faith taught me to watch and wait. To know he did his best and what he thought God wanted him to do. He loved his family and friends more than words. His example remains strong inside my head and heart forever. A man who walked by faith and not site at 50 years old to 53 years old before he died. A short time of knowing God, but left such a big example to me.
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY ~ TO ALL
I can relate father's day to our heavenly father too
I can also cry that my dad is resting in Heaven and others are missing loved one's on this day too. Maybe you didn't know your dad or even have time with a male figure in your life. I get that and I can't imagine the depth of your pain or disappointment in a father. Many have no positive role model of a dad. I know that a day with title is often hard for many. Even for the man that desires to be a dad and it's not going to happen. I know that a day with a title brings many to mixed emotions of life. The childhood we had, the father here or not, the want of life and more. I alway say to purpose it a good day no matter what. It's our choice to live in freedom of yesterdays and the power of today.
I want to give a shout out to all the great dads, grandpas and those who carry a standing role of leadership is a person's life. Dad's you are making a difference and never doubt that. Keep us the good work and keep guiding by the word of God (Bible). Happy Father's Day to my husband, my son, my son in law and the step father of my granddaughters.
My thoughts and prayers are with you, your family and friends. Purpose this a good day.