America's foundation restored through our children.
WHO'S YOUR DADDY?
The fact is that we did not get to choose our parents. Some are blessed with great parents, some with good parents, and some with bad parents or parents that are absent. TRUTH: all families are dysfunctional no matter what. BUT THE GOOD NEWS IS THAT WE ALL HAVE A DADDY AND HE IS GOD! Furthermore, He is right here with us and would love to have a personal relationship with ALL OF US-EVEN YOU AND ME!
The difference between a Father and a daddy lies in the relationship. We are more fortunate than the people of the Old Testament (Israelites in particular) because they did not have the opportunity "to know" God like we do. We are blessed in the fact that God the Father sent His Son Jesus to die on the Cross for our sins. And after being Resurrected, He sent the Holy Spirit to live in us. The Holy Spirit is not only our intercessory in prayer but He connects us with God the Father and therefore establishes the DADDY RELATIONSHIP that is close and personal.
When Jesus spent His 3 years teaching His children, He was in constant community with them. Of the 25,000 words of TRUTH that Jesus spoke, He talked about His father 181 times. That means that 1 out of every 140 words, Jesus was talking about His Father. His central message and purpose was to restore our relationship with our Daddy in Heaven.
Everyday there is a battle raging in us between the flesh and the Spirit. This is why we need to constantly listen to our Daddy Spirit and renew our minds in the Words of God. Our Holy Spirit is constantly looking out for us (like a true dad would) and reminding us of who we really are. God has unconditional love for His children and only wants to provide that close relationship that He displayed with His Son Jesus.
It takes time for God to peel away the layers of deceit that have been pressed upon us by the worldly flesh that we inherit. This is why God allows the "storms of life" but He always sustains us in the middle of them. TRUTH: God will never give you more than you can handle!
So, we can all relish in the fact that we have the best Daddy in the universe who loves us, looks after us, and gives us a secure relationship to protect us from everything. Who wouldn't want a Daddy like that? And the best news of all... IT DOESN'T COSTS US ANYTHING!