Happy Father’s Day

I want to wish my dad a Happy Father’s Day.

I was born a “daddy’s girl”.  I have always adored my father (although when I was in trouble I may have faltered a bit – we won’t say how often that happened).

I heard a song when I was young called “I Want to Marry Daddy When I Grow Up”.  I believe if God has marriage for my life, then my husband will be a man similar to my dad.  A man of integrity, who seeks to put God first and share that with others.  My dad took me on my first date – when I was 8 years old.  He taught me how I should be treated.  Let’s just say I have very high standards.

I shared in a previous post how my dad taught me to love thunderstorms.  Another special memory is when I was 14.  The memory of the day I trusted Christ as my personal Savior was fading.  I had doubts about my salvation.  Youth leaders and Christian school teachers often taught that we should “make sure” we were saved.  I felt I needed to pray to ask Jesus to save me from my sins.  I knew I had to tell someone, so one night I told my dad.  Instead of having me “make sure” he started telling me why he thought I was truly a Christian.  I’m pretty sure I thought he was crazy (I’ve said this before).  I had it so ingrained in my head that I needed to “make sure” that I didn’t think there was any other option.  However, in godly wisdom, my dad listed evidence of salvation and shared Romans 10:9-10 with me.  I realized that this was true in my life (due to the ministry of the Holy Spirit).  I have at times struggled with doubt since that day, however, God used my dad to give me assurance based on Bible teaching.

So on Father’s Day this year, I want to publicly say, “Thank you , Dad.  I love you.  Happy Father’s Day.”

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