Monday, January 31

Daughters

I"m currently reading, "Lies Women Believe." v--e---r---y slowly.
There's 40 "lies" in the book, and I'm taking one per week.
These past few days I've been soaking in : "God is just like my father."

For women who didn't grow up with a great dad, (most of the ladies I know)...
Its heartbreaking to even conceive of the notion that God loves them the way that their earthly fathers did, just because we also see Him as a father figure.
The insecurities, fear, & worthlessness subconsciously manifest themselves into their relationship w/ God.
For example, if they always felt like they had to earn their father's approval by being absolutely perfect, they might feel they have to work their little heart out until God can love them.
Which is completely not the case :)
Its wrong to think of God as that way; although he is our father, our earthly dads can't even hold a candle to who God is & how he loves us.

Your dad gives you a dozen roses, and God brings to bloom a trillion different species, varieties, colors & shapes every springtime: for you. .

Your dad gives you a blanket to keep us warm at night, while the creator of the universe gives you a ginormous blazing star to keep you from freezing..some people call it the sun.

Your dad calls out: "drive safely," while the One who knows all may have (without our knowing) changed a stoplight from green to red, or diverted us another way to keep us from crashing in an accident.

Honestly, I kinda chuckled to myself when I read Lie #3: GOD IS JUST LIKE MY FATHER.
DUH! of course I knew that was a lie.
I kinda wondered how this would evidence itself in my life this week.

Well today, I didn't have the greatest morning.
It left me in such a foul mood.
For some reason, God was putting the song "You are for me" in my heart all week.
And after I crawled off my lofty pride throne,
This verse sung to me, "



"They disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, in order that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it."
-Hebrews 12:10-11


and I remembered this quote from the book,

"Discomfort and unrest are impossible to souls who come to know that God is their Father. christ has declared to us the name of the Father in order that we may discover that the Father loves us as He loves His Son. If we believed this, could we ever have an anxious or rebellious thought again? Would we not believe in every conceivable circumstance that the divine Father would care for us in the best possible way and meet every need?" -Hannah Whittall Smith 

Double whammy.

And then, and then I got it. You always do what's best for me, even if it takes crushing to rebuild me again.
 Thank You.

1 comments:

d0maneek said...

havent read this book, but I want to!

 

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