Friday, October 21, 2011

 Happy Birthday David/Daddy
the kids Elementary school has been talking a lot about heroes at school
Olivia picked Daddy as her hero and so did Odin
they had to share some things and pictures about them
so sweet to see what they love about him and
 that they want to do things exactly like him
a godly man
a generous man
honorable
well respected
Jesus copied His Father,
we are to be like our Heavenly Father.
Do what he does.
Walk like he walks.
Say what he says.
Be what he is.
Only by close interaction and contact with the parent will a child pick up the same habits, tendencies and character of the parent.
And so it is with us.
To learn to be like God and His son,
we must be constantly in His presence, following Him around like a little shadow.
The Father desires His children to learn of Him,
to listen to Him,
to obey Him, and
just to be with Him.
  This is true with all the other qualities of God.
I want to be like my heavenly Daddy.
 In order to do that, I need to keep my eyes on Him, watching His every move.
Years ago, Amy Grant sang a song entitled “Her Father’s Eyes”. The last part of the song is a perfect prayer:
On that day when we will pay for all the deeds we’ve done
Good and bad they’ll all be had to see by everyone
And when you’re called to stand and tell just what you saw in me
More than anything I know, I want your words to be…
She had her father’s eyes, her father’s eyes
Eyes that found the good in things when good was not around
Eyes that found the source of help when help would not be found
Eyes full of compassion, seein’ every pain
Knowin’ what you’re goin’ through and feelin’ it the same.

Lord, may I have Your eyes to see the needs of others, their pain, unrest, and confusion. May I be Your hands of comfort and strength to life them up, Your lips to give Your words of encouragement, Your ears to listen to them, Your shoulder on which they may lean, Your feet to walk with them, and Your heart of compassion to offer what they need. Amen