Sunday, June 19, 2011

The Perfect Father

Ahh yes. At last - the Father's Day post I've been thinking about for months. (What to say, how to say it, etc.)

 It doesn't seem like any man stands a chance when being compared to my Dad - although I'm sure a lot of girls feel this way. He has lots and lots of character - shaped and moulded by the Lord through hard trials (and probably other things too.) He is patient, waits upon the Lord, listens when God speaks to Him, obeys even when He doesn't feel like it, is silent even when people say horrible things about Him. (Things that make his daughter (a bit less matured that He) boiling mad.)

He has absolutely HUGE muscles (moving on to physical qualities - though they really don't matter or hold a candle to his spiritual qualities) is tall and maintains handsome features at age 40 (at which most men have lost both muscles and figure of any sort - Dad, I'm not putting that in but I wanted you to see it.)

*Note - I wasn't going to put that in but Mom said I could.
He plays the violin beautifully - better than anyone I know. He's a good shot and shoots the meat for our family (prayerfully, I might add. Many times we've prayed before he went hunting that God would bless him with a deer.)

He is one of my very best friends. He teaches his children about God and leads in devotions daily. He pastors a small church by God's grace, studies, holds services in his own home and has made many sacrifices for the Lord and his people - happy that he could be of service. He's my "hero."

                                                           Comparison
Some girls might hold up this fine figure of a man inside and out and use it to measure their own Dad's status. You'll find it lacking. - Because your Dad is not my Dad. My Dad is not your Dad. You have to find your Dad's awesome characteristics and look at them - especially when he tells you that some article of clothing is not modest, or that you shouldn't go to a certain place - respect His decisions.

                                                           Respect
 God gave you to him for a reason, so respect his position and honor yours as a daughter. Children obey/honor your parents - it's the first commandment with promise. Believe it or not, you will live longer on this earth if you obey this commandment.

                                                         Cherish
Dad's are SUCH a blessing. Sometimes girls don't realize how much of a blessing they are  - what they're missing out on by treating or thinking of them the way they do. Make sure that you have a STRONG relationship with your Dad, and if you don't, pray about it and try to begin nurturing one.

                                                          Perfection
As much as I'd like to think so, no human is completely perfect. The Lord Jesus is the only father who will ever be "the perfect" one - so remember not to judge quickly when and if you should ever think your Dad (or anyone else) is making a wrong decision or doing something contrary to what you believe is right. If that happens, you meekly remain silent, and talk to God about it. Ask Him to shed light on whatever the subject is for you, and to treat your Dad - or whoever it may be respectfully.

With That - Happy Father's Day to my Dad (who is not perfect but much closer than many *wink*) and all the other Dad's too.

1 comment:

Bethany Grace said...

Another way to sum it up:

God took the strength of a mountain,
The majesty of a tree,
The warmth of a summer sun,
The calm of a quiet sea,
The generous soul of nature,
The comforting arm of night,
The wisdom of the ages,
The power of the eagle's flight,
The joy of a morning in spring,
The faith of a mustard seed,
The patience of eternity,
The depth of a family need,
Then God combined these qualities,
When there was nothing more to add,
He knew His masterpiece was complete,
And so,

He called it ... Dad