I don’t remember being guided as a little girl by my father around the slippery spots in life but I have the joy of soaking in every moment that I watch our daughters hold their daddy’s hand. His strength up holds them, his vision guides them, his faith blesses them, and his purpose is to protect, train, and love them. I suppose for some daughters, this fatherly picture is normal. My delicate heart however, senses that missing part of my childhood. There are overlooked parts where my daddy didn’t take the time to protectively guide me gently, with vision, with quiet strength, with encouragement, and most of all, with love. Gratefully, that’s where God stepped in and revealed Himself to me as my Father. Now, He continues to help me tiptoe around and through life’s rough spots, plus He is ready to sweep me up into His strong arms when I slip or fall down. As His eyes are upon me, they are simultaneously upon my destination. My heart is seen, loved, and cherished and I love dancing with Him. I don’t feel rushed in my relationship or journey with Him either. I am finding that He just wants my delicate heart to be still in His presence, trusting as I follow His lead.
“Jesus is extending his hand to you. He is inviting you to dance with him. He asks, “May I have this dance…every day of your life?” His gaze is fixed on you. He is captivated by your beauty. He is smiling. He cares nothing of the opinion of others. He is standing. He will lead. He waits for your response.” Captivating by John and Staci Eldredge
“My lover spoke and said to me, “Arise, my darling, my beautiful one, and come with me”
Song of Solomon 2:10
“I will be a Father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.”
2 Cor. 6:18(NIV)