On my first Father's Day after Daddy had gone to Heaven my two sisters and I joined mom on a conference call to pause and ponder how blessed we had been. (I was vacationing in Hawaii, mom was in Oklahoma, and my two sisters were in Indiana and Oregon.) We were so grateful for a father who made it a priority to place us in environments that helped us to develop spiritual eyes and ears. Dad had a kind of High Powered Radar System that worked to guide and also guard his three daughters. Dad's radar system included a sensitivity to subtleties that could potentially harm us and also a keen sensitivity to spiritual influences that would be advantageous. Today's devo reminded me of how Dad tutored us to be extra-aware!
"I speak to you continually. My nature is to communicate..." through "glorious sunsets... loved ones... gentle breezes... I speak softly in the depths of your spirit, where I have taken up residence. I rejoice each time you discover My Presence. Practice looking and listening for Me. Gradually you will find Me..." (179)
I'm thankful for a Dad who helped us discover and develop an extra-awareness of God at an early age. As an earthly father, he helped us tune into our Heavenly Father! To those who have not been so Father-Blessed, remember that your Heaven Father delights in you. (Num. 14:8, Ps.18:17-19, Prov. 11:20, 15:8) He calls you the "apple of His eye." (Ps. 17:8, Zech. 2:8)
So no matter what, we've all been...