Finding My Father
DAY 5 OF 5
Today I want us to delight in the truth of who God says we are. The “more in me” was found the day I gave Jesus all my broken pieces AND truly forgave my earthly father. I realized that it’s a process and not a moment. This revelation helped me to accept what the Heavenly Father was trying to give. My mother used to share this poem with me, and I want to share it with you:
As children bring their broken toys in tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dream to God because He was my friend,
but then instead of leaving Him in peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and said, “How can you be so slow?”
He said, “My child, what could I do? You never let it go.”
It’s time to take out your ungodly belief list I asked you to make on day one. Some of you weren’t able to finish yours. That’s okay. Forgiveness is a process. When you are ready you will know. It took me 30 years. Over my healing process, I have made some huge mistakes, costly ones. Choosing to heal privately can be dangerous. Accountability is imperative on your spiritual journey. If you don’t have a church, find one, get plugged in, and find a mentor to walk this out with you. For today, it’s me and I am happy to be alongside of you.
Beside every ungodly belief I want you to write a Godly belief. For example, if you wrote, “You are ugly,” I want you to counter it with scripture, “I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Then mark out the ungodly belief. After you are done, hang it on a mirror or someplace where you can read it every single day. You will begin to replace the lies with truth and change your negative mindset about yourself. God will see you through your bitter days to your better days.
In reading this devotional, I pray you will daily choose adoption over abandonment, restoration over retribution, and compassion over contempt. God forgave you so that you may forgive others. Do not let those around you remind you of who you used to be. You are a daughter of the King. As I wrote these days, I prayed for you. I prayed you would be open. I prayed for this very moment. When you truly find your Father, you’ll know.
About this Plan
A plan for those on a journey to become better, not bitter.
We would like to thank Brittany Shepherd for providing this plan. For more information, please visit: http://www.roarchurch.org
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