Father’s Day is upon us. I know some of you didn’t have a good relationship with your father growing up, neither did I. Because of this it’s hard to go to church and enjoy a service thanking men for being a good parent when mine wasn’t.
Because of my non-relationship with my father, I had a hard time with the whole God the Father thing. Eventually, I worked through it, but it took a lot of soul-searching and Bible reading. And then God did what he does best, he made me write a book about it. The book is titled Holding the Hand of a King and the e-book is now on sale on Amazon for $0.99 at http://amzn.to/2gsVQz6.
Yes, this is a promo for the book, but it’s also a way to help those women who have issues with getting close to God. Below is part of Chapter 1. I encourage you to read this book not because I’m such a terrific writer or I have God’s ear when it comes to this stuff. But if you are having issues getting close to God, I’m praying this book will help.
Let me Introduce You to Your Father’s Love
If someone were to ask you to state in one word what the story of the Bible is about, what would you say? Jesus? Faith? Forgiveness?
True, but I’d say it’s more a story of love. The love of a Father for his children.
Before we go further, let’s define exactly what a father is. Most of us define the noun use of “father” as a provider or paternal protector. However, you might be surprised to find that www.dictionary.com defines the verb use of father as “author of” and to “assume as his own.”
I love the notion that God assumes us as His own. Basically, we are His.
Now, let me ask you, what does a father do? Come up with some words to describe a father’s job. I’ll bet some of the words you used were things like comforter, protector, or provider.
How about abuser or neglecter?
Depends on who you ask. To some, abuser or neglecter might describe their opinion of a father. Unfortunately, they might also picture God the Father the same way.
I did for a long time.
My earthly father was an alcoholic. He was abusive; verbally, emotionally, and sometimes physically. I saw things in the negative for a long time, including God. As far as I was concerned, God was a mean, judgmental being in the sky I couldn’t rely on. He was just a spiritual being who was far off and untouchable. He had too many rules I could never live up to and didn’t want to. He was certainly not a deity I could have a relationship with.
A father’s job is to provide shelter and food for his children. He is to love the mother and make sure everything runs smoothly in the family. Unfortunately, too many fathers are abusive, or they walk away because it’s easier than being the head of the family.
If you have any questions regarding this book or are in need of prayer for yourself or someone you know, please let me know in the comment section below.