Growing up in the USA is different. Did you know it’s still a foreign idea to be raised in a single parent home?
That was the norm to me, most of my friends grew up in a single parent home, with either their Mom/Dad/Grandmom/Big Sibling being the primary or only care giver. It’s a different world that you experience when being raised in a single parent home.
A few things that I’ve notice is that mostly men teach by doing and letting their child experience life by being adventures and exploring on their own. Woman (for the most part) give ALOT of warnings and explanations to why they give warnings. “Don’t touch that because it’s hot and it will burn you,” a mom might say to a child who has a desire to a touch a stove top. A father might just watch his child touch it and wait for their reaction. A lot of men and women teach differently.
Well my Dad taught by leading by example. My Dad to my knowledge and what I saw is that he did his very best to lead me in the right direction. I grew up in a very diverse neighborhood in Irving, Texas, USA. I mean it’s a huge melting pot here so many different nationalities it’s such a beautiful thing to witness and experience so many cultures in one city! I was not taught anything negative about a different person because of their belief or skin color by my Dad. #Awesome
I watched my Dad make friends with anyone he came into contact with. My Dad does NOT meet strangers and that’s one of the many things I love about him. Growing up in our home, I never went hungry, I always had clothes, shoes on my feet, and food on the table. My Dad gave me exactly what I needed when it came to shelter and material things. Despite me being ungrateful and crazy disrespectful (I was definitely worse than the prodigal son but thank the Lord for His blood) growing up my Dad never abandoned me.
When I offered my life to the Lord for the second time at the age of 21 it was easy for me to see God as a Father-figure because that’s something I did not lack growing up. Because I actually had a great Dad, it made it easier to know that God, “would never leave me nor forsake me” like His word says in Hebrews 13:5.
When the Bible says, “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” – Matt 6:25 I trust the Lord enough to not worry and plus a witness of God in the Bible states that “I have never seen the righteous of his children begging for bread” – Psalm 37:25
It was easy for me to trust the Lord in a lot of areas of my life because my Dad showed me a father’s love in a superb way. So if God is Father of my father (My Dad is a believer too) wouldn’t He do exceedingly, above anything that we could ever imagine?- Ephesians 3:20
Now maybe you didn’t grow up the way I did. Maybe you had a lot of suffering or little suffering. Maybe you didn’t have a Dad growing up so you don’t know what a good Dad looks like. You can have a good Dad today (sorry my Dad is taken and I’m not sharing lol) But God our Father has his arms wide open ready to start or rekindle His relationship with you. He is waiting for you. He wants you to be His. He wants you to call Him Daddy, Father, and ABBA!
God is not like a human, His words are truth and He is 100 percent faithful. He never breaks His promises. This is my experience! 7 years saved and the Lord has never left me and BELIEVE ME I’m not perfect. No demon in hell can separate you from our Father’s love! Romans 8:38-39
I hope and pray that you open yourself to God and experience His magnificent love in an extraordinary way.
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How have you experienced God as your Father?
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