The Perfect Father

Bianca Kesha - The Perfect Father

No human is perfect. As much as we strive for perfection in ourselves and seek perfection in others, we all make mistakes and have flaws. This includes our parent(s)/caregiver(s). As children we viewed our parent(s)/caregiver(s) as roles models, heroes, protectors, carers, wise, and at times perfect or invincible. As children we might have believed it was impossible for our parent(s)/caregiver(s) to hurt us. However, I am sure for those reading this you have experienced hurt, disappointment, rejection, abandonment, and other painful feelings from your parent(s)/caregiver(s), whether it was intentional or unintentionally. This occurs because their imperfect not because you are unloveable or they lack love for you.

 As we grow older we make our own mistakes and recognize our own flaws. As a result, we realize that our parent/caregiver are not perfect. Our interaction changes  with our parent(s)/caregiver(s) and we recognize they cannot give us everything we need. However, we can appreciate them for who they are and the gift they have been in our lives.

 Thankfully we have a perfect Heavenly Father who meets all our needs and is ALWAYS available, showering us with unfailing LOVE, GOODNESS and protecting us from harm. This view of God might be a hard pill to swallow, if you have viewed God as angry and one who punishes. I would like you to ponder this thought. With all the wrong you have done in your life and to others, if God was a punishing angry God surely you will be experiencing total unhappiness and misfortune in your life. If you are reading this you are blessed with the ability to read and have access to a computer. Does that sound like a punishing angry God, knowing the things that you have done in your life?

 Below I have written a few statements along with bibles verses highlighting God’s love for his children and his characteristics. Maybe you need a reminder of his love, maybe you heart will soften, or maybe you will share this with a loved one. Whatever the reason I know you will be changed either today or in the future. I hope this provides you with further strength encouragement, and hope.

Love

Bianca

My father’s Loving  Eyes are on Me

Keep me as the apple of your eye; hide me in the shadow of your wings Psalm 17:8

For this is what the LORD Almighty says: “After the Glorious One has sent me against the nations that have plundered you–for whoever touches you touches the apple of his eye– Zechariah 2:8

I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. Psalm 32:8 (NIV)

 My Father is My Armour

But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NIV)

 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. Ephesians 6:10-11 (NIV)

My Father will Never Leave Me or Forsake Me

For the Lord will not reject his people; he will never forsake his inheritance. Psalm 94:14 (NIV)

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8

My Fathers Guides and Protects Me

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23: 5-6

Because he loves me,” says the Lord, “I will rescue him;  I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. Psalm 91: 14 (NIV)

My Father Loves Me Unconditionally

But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans’s 5:8 (NIV)

For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us for adoption to sonship through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— Ephesians 1:4-5 (NIV)

My Father’s Love is Consistent 

Your unfailing love, O Lord, is as vast as the heavens; your faithfulness reaches beyond the clouds. Your righteousness is like the mighty mountains, your justice like the ocean depths. You care for people and animals alike, O Lord. How precious is your unfailing love, O God! All humanity finds shelter Psalm 36: 5-7 (NLT)

 No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:39 (NLT)

My Father Adores Me

 For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. Ephesians 2:10 (NLT)

See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!…. 1 John 3:1

My Father is Pleased with Me

For the LORD taketh pleasure in his people: he will beautify the meek with salvation Psalm 149:4 (KJV)

My Father Honours me

 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him: Psalm 91:15 (KJV)

My Father is Faithful

The one who calls you is faithful, and he will do it. 1 Thessalonians 5:24 (NIV)

God is faithful, who has called you into fellowship with his Son, Jesus Christ our Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:9 (NIV)

My Father is my Strength and Protector

Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you,I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’ Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

You are my refuge and my shield; your word is my source of hope. Psalm 119:114 (NLT)

I am Always on My Father’s Mind

How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me! Psalm 139:5-7 (NLT)

When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them, human beings that you care for them Psalm 8: 3-4 (NIV)

My Father Knows Me

You have searched me, Lordand you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely.You hem me in behind and before,and you lay your hand upon me. Psalm 139:1-5 (NIV)

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations. Jeremiah 1:5 (NIV)

My Father’s Favour Lasts a Lifetime

For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning Psalm 30:5 (NIV)

My Father  is Kind

He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.  He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. Ephesians 1:7-8 (NLT)

The Lord appeared to us in the past, saying:“I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness. Jeremiah 31:3 (NLT)

I am the Centre of my Fathers Affections

I  will rejoice in doing them good and will assuredly plant them in this land with all my heart and soul. Jeremiah 32:41 (NIV)

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

My Father Appreciates Me, just as I am

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs. Zephaniah 3:17 (NIV)

My Father is Trustworthy

Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him. Psalm 30:5 (NIV)

Sovereign Lord, you are God! Your covenant is trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant Samuel 2:28 (NIV)

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