Father is ONE... Can you pay His price...
This image right here spoke strongly into my spirit. I can say there have been times that I have greatly failed as a parent. Not only a parent to my very own children but also to my spiritual children.
When you see an image like this you must ask God for wisdom to illuminate as it speaks volume. Many times as parents we lack in areas that our children are in desperate need of. Just looking at one part of the image I can see "A token of Love" let me share by saying I was brought up in a very wealthy home. We had it all when I was growing up. We wanted it and We got it!
Wait stop... let me
Share that did not fill the gap.
As I grew up I had an emptiness inside of me. I did not have the attention I really wanted from my parents. My father was military so he was rough with us! I was the oldest daughter so as many older children in the home much is expected. I do have my brother who was from Dads first marriage He was incognito "Gay" so that was another issue and that would be to long to share right about now.
But, again my point here is that there was something still missing... they could buy me the world and I still felt empty. I sit and think on this today... I give Thanks at this moment as I have found what fills me and many know that is Jesus "He is the Center of it all for me"....
Going deeper... raising my own children my son who is now twenty two had him when I was I just turning seventeen years old... could this relate to the emptiness "Yes of Course" life with my son was very hard... almost lost him due to my negligence..made a turn for the best after a horrible domestic dispute I then have my girls now one which is seventeen a senior in high school very bright young lady totally focused. I can say I laid it all down for her.
Can't complain she has turned out to be the "Golden Child" but wait there is one more my youngest she is twelve... hmmmm I'm challenged and why you ask? Well my mind set on ministry... and I must be wise and choose carefully have a balance as I don't want to have her with any emptiness or lack of my attention; keep her involved!
And ... of course the Spiritual children which I have many... am Question after looking at image .... Am I laying it down for them to come up and above! To do greater things then me??
Being a parent or even a spiritual parent will cost you... are you willing to INVEST cause you will learn that it may just mean taking the food out of your very own mouth to feed your children.
Only God can help you come to terms with that.... this is why we must seek wisdom from the ONE. That we know there is only ONE that will lay it all down for us!
My prayer is that I be that parent that thinks about "What can I do to make my Child Shine" and if my child for a moment does not shine "What can I do to change that"
I want to be the ladder for them to grow and prosper! Reach higher then where I could have would have reached!!!
That's being "A Father"