It’s Father’s Day!!!
I’m very much reminded of my earthly father today
He was the perfect dad for me…and I was truly a daddy’s girl!
He prayed seriously and went all out for his children.
He was discipline personified yet he managed to let me see love through it.
I smile as I remember how he made me report myself to the school authorities for borrowing money and going for an excursion he told me clearly not to go for. I was beaten by him and also the ‘cane master’ in school and it was only primary school. LOL
Dad was a health freak-he just didn’t joke with his diet or exercise.
I tried to follow in his steps-so imagine my excitement when he told me my feet looked like I’ll be a good swimmer just like him. So yes, I learnt to swim and I still do (pinches self because it really has been a while).
I tried my feet too with long distance running since our parlour was decorated with trophies he won in university. This one didn’t work but I think my secondary school decided to compensate me by making me ‘Assistant house leader’ and oh yes! I lifted a trophy because were overall best that year. UP team yellow!
I cannot do without mentioning how honey and I were ‘besties’-to the shame of sugar…thanks to dad’s influence!
He was a doting dad. I did not stick to my dad. He stuck to me! How can your dad take up the responsibility of bodyguard? My classmates would continue to wonder at this one!
Dad defended me. I was to resume boarding school in A-levels and then whilst checking my luggage, the house mistress thought I was trying to sneak in something (I don’t even remember what it was) and she made the mistake of voicing it out. When dad raised his own voice, he let her know-“how dare her”. They were friends afterwards.
These are sweet memories but then there are many more as you can imagine.
BUT I clearly remember this one time when he told me- “If there’s anything you don’t like about me, don’t take it!”
You see, dad knew his limitations and let me know he wasn’t perfect. I think I knew this already but it was touching that he admitted it.
I miss him! That’s us together.
SO really this post is about my HEAVENLY FATHER.
I’m sorry I don’t have a picture of us together but I do hope that if you know Him, you see Him in me because I’m really supposed to look like Him!
THIS matter that Father’s Day has brought…
Can we settle all the emotions and epistles on display?
All I just wanted to address was the “orphan spirit”
That feeling of abandonment that a lot of people experience even in the physical presence of father figures. It is quite depressing and prevents people from giving their best.
(Thank you Beulah Ladies of ACFM for your immense contributions as we continue to review “Rules of Engagement for Overcoming Your Past” by Cindy Trimm. Much love Dr. Cindy Trimm!)
Even the prodigal son was assured of the waiting open arms of a father ready to receive a child lost in his ways.
SO DO YOU!!!
The Father is always there, never ever abandoning you. Ever ready to squeeze you in a warm embrace and never let go. To be clear in Hebrews 13:5, he says “I will never leave you nor forsake you”.
Would you let Him in today or are you still going to count your losses?
Happy Father’s Day to all the XY chromosome bearers who are constantly trying their best to look like Him. Abba loves you and would constantly help you as you run to Him. Amen!
Shout out to everyone else. May you experience true fatherhood in the wonderful personalities the Lord has placed in our lives and ultimately in Abba Father.
May we all remain splitting images of Him everywhere we go. Amen!