Monday, March 1, 2010

Dad

Purity of Mind: Day 20 - Thinking Like a Child

Ephesians 5:1-2
Watch what God does, and then you do it, like children who learn proper behaviour from their parents.  Mostly what God does is love you.  Keep company with him and learn a life of love.  Observe how Christ loved us.  His love was not cautious but extravagant.  He didn't love in order to get something from us but to give everything of himself to us.  Love like that. 

So since I have moved out of home and Dad has moved back from China we have been getting closer and closer, its actually been really nice.  I have always known that Dad loved me, and I never really doubted it, but I think that over the last little while I have seen his love more than normal.  I have been able to chat to him about whats happening in my life, what I want to do, who I want to do life with etc.  But I have also been able to seek his advice.  Most recently while I have been car shopping, Dad has shown his love by helping me research and investigate everything I needed to know to chose the right car and then how to work my money so that I can pay for it.  Its been super helpful, because if it were left up to me I think I would still be looking, not because of lack of trying, but just lack of knowledge on where to look and how to work it all out.  The thing is Dad has gone out of his way to help me out and its been really nice.  Our newishly found good verbal relationship has also allowed me to learn more about my Dad.  The thing is that the more I get to know of him, the more amazing I think he is.  I really loved my Dad before, but I am only just starting to understand what an amazing person he actually is.  

I think that this is whats its supposed to be like with God...he is my heavenly father, and I need to take the next step with my relationship with him too.  Go from this, taken for granted love, to one that reveals more and more each time we talk.  One that helps me to see what I am aspiring to.  One that actually sees me experience God the Dad like I am supposed to. 

1 comments:

david March 22, 2010 at 10:41 AM  

I've got a lot to live up to if I'm going to be half the man your dad is. ( not height wise, I have smashed him there). I also have a long way to go to be half the man god is too. It's a good challenge for me though.


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