We hear a lot about the Father-heart of God, which has radically changed my life as you can read in my article, Why We Need Fathers. Seriously, I have had so many beautiful encounters with God as my father. It has brought so much transformation and healing in my life, I could write a book about it. But did you know that in Genesis 1:27 it says God made man in His image, both male and female! So we can conclude that if there is a Father-heart of God, there is also a Mother-heart of God. How cool is that! Unfortunately, this facet of God’s character has been sorely undertaught .
Growing up in the church, I have seen a lot…some great things, and some not-so-great things. All have impacted me and helped shape the woman I am today. But there has never been a more impactful revelation that has truly transformed who I am than the one of discovering God isn’t just this big, massive Deity who I should have reverent awe for (which I do), but He is also my father, my dad, and at times…my daddy.
It’s always been quite fascinating to me to discover the many facets of our God.He promises that the more we seek him, the more we will discover who He is. This is the beauty and benefit of being in a relationship with our Creator.
I remember staring at my husband in disbelief right after I absent-mindedly drove through a roundabout near our home without yielding or even looking for other cars coming our way. I had driven through this roundabout countless times before and the fact that I had completely spaced out, nearly causing an accident, was a big red flag that my sleepless nights were taking a toll.
As a mom, have you ever wondered how you got where you are? I know I have. As a mother of six children I felt compelled with a sense of urgency to write this. In our family, with six children in our home, one can imagine the plethora of personalities. Most of the time, LIFE as a mom is GREAT and you find yourself trucking along in the fast pace of life…doing life.
Some of my favorite messages are ones that get real. Raw. Not because of the pain, but because those stories show the magnitude of God’s power and display His ability to comfort, heal, and redeem up close and personal. It makes sense, really. God tells us in Revelation 12:11, “they overcame the evil one by the blood of the Lamb and the word of their testimony”.
I’ve recently decided to take the leap and cross over from “new mom” to “experienced mom.” With 7 years of parenting under my belt, I can no longer hide under my blanket of “This is new and I don’t really know what I’m doing, so give me a bit of grace people!”