Father’s Love

Posted: December 18, 2022 by CatholicJules in Life's Journeys, Memory Book, Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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As the year draws to a close, I am especially thankful this year to have drawn closer to my Father’s heart more than I have ever been. To learn or rather re-learn about His heart for me and for others.

There are three such learnings and all three, are more deeply embraced when a decision is made to live and apply them daily.

First is speaking words of my Father into the hearts of all that I meet. It has the power to transform, comfort and heal. It carries the grace of our loving Father and is life giving. Hence just as my words have the power to uplift, so too it can tear down. Hence if my desire is to reflect the heart of my Father then I must be always careful with what I say and how I say it. If I cannot be life giving then I should be silent till I can.

Second is loving others with the heart of my Heavenly Father. I must see everyone beliver and unbeliever alike with the heart and mind of my Father for them. His children whom He loves and adores. While it is far easier to love those who love and respect us. It is far greater to love those most difficult to love. For if we love them with our Father’s heart then we become fully aligned with Him. We enter into full communion with Him, by taking up our cross and following after His Son our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ who loves us after the heart of His Father.

Third and finally is that I must carry the joy of my Lord wherever I go. For I carry His very presence with me. I can speak His peace, love and joy into any situation, place or atmosphere. How then can the joy of His presence not be reflected on my face, in all that I say and do? I want to bring His joy with me always. Amen

In all my endeavors I shall seek progress not perfection. For I know I can only be perfected through Christ my Lord. ❤️

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