God is Omnipotent, Omniscient, Omnipresent, Creator, Lord, Master, Provider, Sustainer, Strong Tower………
He is our Heavenly Father.
I have been saved (fully) for about 11 months now……but honestly, I have known God and went to church ALL MY LIFE.
Yet today is the first time that I finally understood what it means for God to be my Father.
You see…….when you grow up without a Father (an earthly one that is) it affects your ability to accept God as your Father. Because you don’t fully understand what His role is supposed to be in your life.
But I guess that in the situation where someone grows up with a Father it is assumed that they will easily accept God as their Heavenly Father and understand His love.
That is NOT my case.
I grew up with a Father. All my life. I grew up in what would be considered as a loving home. We were well provided for. And my siblings and I all did well at academics and grew to be ‘successful’.
But you know what?
I still grew up with a warped idea of LOVE.
I didn’t know what love was! And I loved God the same way I loved everybody else…….from a distance. At arm’s length.
All. My. Life.
He stepped in and changed my whole life!!!! In a way that only He could. And so I have been learning bit by bit what it really means to love 😊❤.
And TODAY!!!!! He dropped another bomb on me! (That is becoming customary now 😄)
Have you ever had the Holy Spirit give you a revelation while doing something really simple?
Wellll……..while watching a Christian Rap music video I realized the importance of wanting to be just like my Heavenly Father. 🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯
I had never truly understood it!
I mean……I knew we had to seek to be more like Him. But……clearly I didn’t actually understand it. Until the Holy Spirit opened my eyes today!
Now I want to be just like my Heavenly Daddy!!
My earthly daddy was a good daddy……but our relationship was……disjointed. Everything was earned. He pushed us to do well at school but nothing I did ever seemed to be good enough! I worked hard to please my dad. But I always felt as if he would compare me to someone else who was doing it better. His words always broke me down and on the inside I held alot of pain and rejection because of things he would say to me. (God has been helping me deal with this too!)
I don’t want to be like him. And I don’t want a husband like him either!
So I guess……….. this formed the wrong mindsets for me toward God. I felt as if I always had to do everything perfect to please Him.
And that is exactly what I tried to do. Be Perfect. (I will talk a little more about this in my next post!)
Don’t ever assume that when you get saved, all of your past issues are immediately resolved. The sooner you accept that Christianity is a daily death of the old and learning to hold on to the truth……the better.
It is just so amazing how God can use anything to reach us!!! And to heal us.
He knows our issues and He has a plan for fixing each one.
Every day He is working on bringing His great plan for your life…..to fruition.
So that you can grow to be just like Him.