A quick blog to day – I think I said that yesterday didn’t I? Hmmmn. Anyway today I would like to tip my hat and shout hoorah to Fathers as mine taught me something a long time ago which yet again came in handy this morning…I had a flat tyre…
Dad’s are great. They were created to be that way, fathering us, leading us, bring us up in the right way and in doing so reflecting the very father-heart of God to us. That is what my dad is to me. The bible says in Proverbs 22:6:
“Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.”
Now I believe that has many applications and none more important that our spiritual guidance. I’m not a Christian because my Dad is but I am grateful to my Dad because he set an example for me that opened my eyes to a spiritual truth, that Jesus came, died and rose for me. After that my dad (not forgetting my mum too) looked after my brother and I and kept pointing us in the right direction – and now that I’m old(er) I will not depart from it.
But thanks to my dad I can change a tyre (something not everyone I know can do) and that’s the inspiration behind the post today. Listen now with your spiritual ears to hear what I’m writing about the father-heart of God to you and I in any situation we should find ourselves in.
When I saw the flat tyre I didn’t need to panic, I didn’t need to worry – I just needed to apply what my dad had shown me and do what he had taught me. When I did that, I fixed the tyre in no time at all and went on my way happy and confident. Whilst I was driving I didn’t need to keep on worrying – was the tyre on tight enough? was the pressure in the tyre going to be okay? I remembered what he had done, I remembered what he had shown me and spoken to me – and when I put that into practice, everything became clear and as it should be. Sure, it was hard work to put it into practice, but I knew what to do and I knew that if I could persevere that I would get through the trial because my father had spoken out before me and had spoken over me.
Today’s encouragement – if you’re facing a problem, a difficulty and you’re not sure what to do or what to say, ask yourself this: what have I seen my heavenly Father do? what have I heard my Heavenly Father say? And here is the real key – do what your Father tells you.
Have a great day!