A Precious First Memory of My Daddy Teaching Me About Our Heavenly Daddy!

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Today I want to share a memory from my childhood. This is a memory that I want to dedicate to my earthly daddy. Who is now in heaven with our Heavenly Father? I pray as I share this story with you all, you remember your own stories of loved ones that have gone to be with our heavenly Father Pleas, feel free to post in the comments section a memory story of your loved ones.
this memory is a great one that fits my blog so well. It is not only about my earthly daddy, but it also has to do with our heavenly Daddy. This is my first memory of getting to learn about GOD and his son. I pray it warms your heart as it does mine. When God told me to share it with the world.  I thought what a great story to start my 2021 blog off with. Yes! I will have tears in my eyes as I write this for, I Miss you Daddy and Love you so much. Nevertheless, Thank you daddy because of this memory. I know I will see you again!  😊

Ok as always let me set the stage for you all.

This story happened over 46 years ago. In a city called Hollywood. No not Hollywood California but Hollywood Florida. My mother, Father, and brothers are the people in this story. Please enjoy! 😊

So, I was about maybe 5 my oldest brother was about 6, and my youngest brother was about 3. It was this story really that taught us to know who the Lord was.

It was like any other day for a family of 5. My mother was cooking dinner in the kitchen. We were playing in the family room. My dad comes in from the garage. He just got home from a busy long a day of work. My mother shares that dinner will be ready soon. She calls us all to the dinner table. We all get seated around the dinner table. My dad leads us in prayer. We Eat our dinner. Then my mother tells us to get our toys cleaned up for after she cleans up the dinner mess. We are going to take a bath and get ready for bed. Now we had time to clean up our toys. Next my mother would call us one by one to get in the bath and clean ourselves off from the day. Of course, as you may know our bath time took some time for, we needed to play in the bath water.  It was not a fun bath time if we did not take longer playing in the tub. After we all got cleaned up and our PJ’s on. We brushed our little teeth. Then we marched into my parents’ room. Where my dad was waiting for us. We now had story time. It was not fictional Storytime. It was and is the greatest story time you could ever have and read. They were stories from the bible.

He my dad had a big white and gold book. It was not just any book it was our children’s bible. He had it open and ready to go for our Storytime. It was the best time ever. I love this time right before bed.  I remember this like it was yesterday. My brothers and I would climb up on his bed and sit around him. Once we all settled down. My dad would say ok guys are you ready for a great story. WE would say YES! Then my dad would read from the children’s bible. We would sit quietly and just listen very intently to the story. After, the story was over my dad would turn to the back of the children’s bible book. Where we had the most fun. We would sing the bible songs at the back of the book. My dad would say which ones do you all want to sing first. We would shout in our little voice’s. Jesus Loves the little children of the world. We would sing and sing that song. We would ask to sing it over and over. Yes, my two brothers and I would sing as loud as we could sing that song. My dad would sing right along side of us. Like we were a grand church choir. Now, my dad who let us sing about 3 songs. Mostly singing that sone twice. We love that song. After we heard a bible story, sang out a joyful noise to the Lord. My dad would say a prayer this was our bedtime hour as well as our bed tine prayer. My mother would then tell us ok guys lets go. It was time for us to hit the hey. Yes, it was bedtime.

Not only is this a great memory of time spent as a family. It was a wonderful time to learn about our Heavenly Father. It is the earliest memories that I have of learning about the grace of our heavenly father.  Today as I share this memory with you all. I pray two things for you at this time. One if you have children make time and memories with them. Two share the word with all and anyone. I pray this story warms your heart as it does mine. I pray you have great memories of your loved ones that have now moved on to heaven.  Just know you will see them again for God gives his children the best gift-promise ever. John, (3:16); For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Read full chapter of John 3  (Use this time as your five minutes of your day with God by reading John 3)

Dear heavenly Father,

I come boldly to you with my readers at your feet. I ask you today to put it in my readers hearts to share your good news with all that they can. I pray that as we have lost a lot of loved ones. That you help us to understand that it is not easy, but it is your timing for all. That no matter who has gone before us. You direct all of our steps. I know this is not easy to lose a loved one. Nevertheless, I am grateful for your promises that we will see them again. At your appointed time for us. I pray as we look back for a minute and only a minute for, we need to move forward. We do know they are in the best place ever. That we hurt more then they will. That they are sitting with you saying if they only could see us now. I cannot believe it took me so long to get here.  Even though they are saying that we know it is not our time so help us Lord for our losses to move forward. To be able to make the best time that we can here on earth. To honor, worship, spend time learning more about your glory to you and for you. That we really do try this year to ask ourselves when we are not sure. What would Jesus do in this situation. That we really learn to help one another. Not looking at who or what they can or cannot do for us. I pray that we see everyone the same. For you made us all. As the children’s song Jesus loves the little children, of the world.  Says: Red, Brown, Yellow Black, and White they are precious in his sight. Which you know we are all the same No color matters. For you made us all. In your image. You know what you have for each one of us. That not one of us is better then another. That we are all sinners saved by your son’s death.  Thank you for that Lord for we are not better then another.

In Jesus Name Amen!

Please feel free to comment. I would love to hear a memory story of a loved one. Or a story about your first memory of Learning about Gods goodness to you. even better please share the date you took Jesus into your heart to be your Lord and savior

For me I was about 8 so that would be in 1978.

Have a blessed week until I blog again! May God be with you always! I love you ALL!

Today’s Ramble However, A Blessed One!

Today, is just a Ramble on blog. I am sure I will have you thinking at the end of today’s post.  Did you ever think what if this or that? Well, I do not do much of the what if game. For me it makes no sense to play that game.  I know that there are cards that I have been dealt. I am always thinking how do I move forward. With the cards I have been given, for my life.

I as a believer in Jesus Christ. I know it says in the Bible I was never promised an easy life.  That every day I must die to self. That I need to be more like Gods son Jesus Christ. I need to decrease so Jesus can increase in my life. John (3:30), Now, because we are here on earth we are faced with a sinful world. I try not to be like the world is. Because, I am taught by Gods word. That I am in the world but not of this world, Romans (12:12). This may all be a cliche to a non-believer however, as you have read: I am a believer in Jesus Christ.

I do believe he came to save you and me from the sins of the world. I pray as you do read my blogs. If you do not have belief in him you, do seek him out. For I really cannot do anything with out him by my side. As you all have read in the past. I do have a big struggle in my life and life is hard for everyone. nevertheless, I know there is a purpose for it all. I may not see why this or that is happening. I do know it will all workout in Gods timing for his glory for those who are called for him and love him. Romans (8:28), tells me this and I do stand on this truth. Now you may be saying “Okay that is good but where is she going with all of this.”

Remember, at the beginning of this blog. I said, “this is a ramble blog.”  Even though I said that I know that I am writing today for my life has meaning and purpose.  And, you may be asking yourself the same, “where did I go wrong and do, I have a purpose for my life.”  You may not see it with all of what the world is going through.  However, I am not sure which way it is going.

Do I think doors are opening? Yes! So here is what I say to myself and God each day. Okay, I start out with. 1. I woke up today so, God has a plan for me. So, let’s go God. 😉 2. Did I sleep in a clean bed and have a roof over my head. Yes! So, lets go God. 😊 3. can I take a shower and do I have clean clothes to wear? Yes! So, let’s go God. 😊 5. Do I have food to eat. Yes! So again, let’s go God. 😊 4. Are all my bills paid for today. Yes! So, let’s go God. 😊 6. Is anyone after me for anything today? Thank God NO! so again, let’s go God. Now, with all, I must be thankful to God. Know that my struggles are still hard and real.  However, God has all my needs taken care of for today, and he tells us in his word we are not promised tomorrow. This is in Mathew (6:34). You may even want this or that as I do too. But he does not promise all your wants will be given to you. Hence, he said he will meet all your needs. He is a loving God. He wants the best for you and me. So, after I have in the morning gone through my list. I give him praises for all. That he has done for me. Also, that he blesses me. He is not only my heavenly Father, that he even through my faults. Loves me unconditionally. That he is the best resource and my source for everything.

That he gives me grace. That is a gift that we cannot earn. Grace is a gift you receive. When and only when you trust in his son. That you believe that God gave his only son for the sins of the world (our sins). Grace is not and never will be something you can buy or work for. It is again, a gift from God. John (3:16). Once you take that gift and know, no matter what life brings your way. You are his child and all the promises of the bible are yours for the taken. However, one must start to learn to change their heart to be more like his (God’s) son (Jesus Christ). All it takes at first is a mustard seed of faith. Just a little prayer to him. Even asking him to help you be able to read his word each day for because, the only way to get to know him, God, and his son Jesus Christ. Is to read his word seeking him out. Just like you have a good friend that you may get coffee with. Start talking to him and reading his word. Like you get coffee with a good friend. You can even go get your coffee by yourself. However, not really being alone take your bible with your morning coffee. Sit with him and talk to him. Let him be your best friend. He will talk to you. The only way he talks to you and me is by reading his word. You must seek him out. He will be your best friend even better than your so-called best friend now. Remember, life will not automatically change where you have a so-called better life. Nevertheless, God and his son will make sure he is with you all the rest of your days. Again, your needs will always be met. Even if you let him go for a while. Just know he does not leave us or for sake us. Then watch. Your life will change for the better. Will you still have troubles, struggles, life issues, will or could you get sick and need care for your sickness. Yes, and this is because we live in a fallen world. However, he will make sure he helps you through it. Know also do not ask for your will to be done. This may puzzle you right now. But let me break this down for you as well. I have learned in time while walking with God and Jesus Christ.  He tells us that his ways are not our ways. His thoughts are not our thoughts. Isaiah, (5:8-9) If you just trust in his word. He promises that he will make a better life for you and me. then we could ever imagine. Yes! The struggles will be hard. As you read his word. Look at all the people that believed in him. They did not have it easy either. He shows you how he worked/blessed for them. So, we are blessed to have a Bible to go to. To see all that he did before us, Hey, did you also know he cannot lie. Numbers (23:19) If he did it for Noah, Jobe, Joseph, Moses, Rahab, Ruth, Ester, Peter, Paul, The Blind Man, the man at the pool of Bethesda, and so many others. Did you even know Jesus had no sins and he was perfect? He had struggles for sure. He is the one that came to save the world. That even blows my mind. I say that because, would you give your child to save the world. I am sure Not! So, if got did it for them and gave his son for all that we did wrong. Why or how could you not think (trust, believe, have faith) he will do for us.

Why would God not do it for us. Moreover, just think about this. This is even better news. We even have a play book (The Bible) to see what he did for them. They did not have that knowledge. Yes! God did speak to some of them during that time. Still we, I feel we have the best play book.

So, at this time, I will stop my ramble. To give you this. Just know as I tell you this, I need these words as well. I will be reading my own words back to me. He is real,true,  and in control of everything. Just give him a try. I can only promise you this because, I do have faith and trust in him. He will take you places you could never imagine. I hope my words give you a little faith to go seek him out. I can only share my struggles with you so, you can see his Glory.  I really have to say I do not like my struggles nevertheless, I would not have it any other way. For I do believe I am being used by him to tell you all. No matter the issues. I see the glory in my life. I am proud to let the world know I Live for his Glory. I pray my testimony shows the work that he has done in for to help others believe in his son (Jesus Christ). Please, take that leap of faith. What do you have to lose by doing so? He will show up not a day late or a dollar shy. Know again it is in his timing.  Which I do know it is the best timing I hope this gave you something to think about today. Moreover, you love to come to love him like I do. 😊 my God be the Glory!

 

Dear heavenly Father,

I come boldly to you today. Asking that as my readers read my rambled-on blog. They see you more then they see me. that your words are real and true. That as this world is falling even more. I pray even before it is too late for them to seek you out. My readers find you. That they come to read your word. And fall in love with Jesus just like I have. That no matter their trials. You as I know you do. You will show up for them. They will read John (3:16) and pray it into their life. I pray they really get it down in their soul. Thank you for all that you are doing in my life. Even when it is hard to see what you are doing. I know you are working behind the scenes. To show your glory in my life. As well, as the readers that do believe in your son Jesus Christ.

I pray all of this in your son’s name.

In Jesus Christ Amen!