My Dad Put Courage in Me, by Karen Rowe, June 13, 2017

Painting a picture of The Father's Love for you. I hope this puts courage in you to know how loved you are by God, the Father through Jesus Christ, your Savior and Lord.

Dear Family in Christ,

Happy Father’s Day.  I don’t have to know your situation to say that because of whom my dad encouraged me to be, a giver of courage to believe in who you are.  Not all men on earth have known how to be a giver, like God, but that is who my dad was; and I write to you today, because that is who God created us to be; a giver.

God, my Father God in Heaven told me in spirit form today, write to the world, because they need to hear and see a picture of the love of a dad; and hear about what my dad on earth has done for me, so they can seek to know more about God’s love for them.  There is a song we sing in Church to God, “It’s who YOU are.  It’s who I am.  And, I am loved by you.”  This is the message the Spirit of the Lord put on my heart to write to you today.

Painting a picture of The Father’s Love for you. I hope this puts courage in you to know how loved you are by God, the Father through Jesus Christ, your Savior and Lord.

My dad put courage in me.  My dad put courage in me to love freely, to be strong, and to be confident in who I am –without saying a word; my dad loved me.

My dad spoke with authority; and when he spoke a message of correction, it was like thunder rolled –but my dad never raised a hand to harm me.

My dad was my hero in life; and from whom I still to this day base all things against how my dad would be.  My dad is still my hero; and always will be.

My dad would give up his seat; and I honor my dad when I give up mine. Even on his hospital bed, when he was too weak to get up, if he thought he had the better seat, he would do his very best to get up; with his soul heart’s purpose to give you the best seat.

My dad would never eat the last cookie.  He would always leave one or two in the bag, just in case someone wanted what he viewed as good too.

My dad was a giver like no one I have ever known!

My dad was the strongest man I knew; and when he got sick, it rocked my world, but my dad was my dad and he is a part of who I am; I am strong, because my dad built courage into me.

My dad worked hard and knew no obstacle that hard work and perseverance would not overcome with success.  My dad was a blessed man; and was a blessing to all he knew.

My dad knew no strangers.  He was accepting and friendly and outgoing to give his best at all times, and to all he met.  I never knew my dad to be rude.

My dad believed in the best and lived his life content.

My dad never spent a lot of money for anything wasteful, but would sacrifice everything working hard to provide well for his family; and even take us on family vacations.

My dad was the man who worked hard all day and somehow still never was too tired to give –advise, time, a helping hand …

My dad would sacrifice his convenience for our hearts desire when it was good, like camping an extra day when we begged, “please dad can we stay and extra day.”  He would get up from the campground and drive to work the next day, just so we could stay camping an extra day.

My dad taught me how to split wood, drive a car, and he helped me build a bird house for school.  My dad was tired that day and we didn’t have all the right tools, but my dad honored my heart’s desire and used what we had.  I painted that birdhouse yellow and my dad said it looked good.

My dad knew things no one else knew.  I could ask him anything and he always knew what to do.

My dad loved to laugh and live life well.

My dad was honest.

My dad had integrity to the highest degree.

My dad always believed in Jesus, but only met Him as God later on in His life.

My dad called Jesus his “Buddy” after Jesus come to Him that day.

My dad didn’t talk much, but always knew what to say.  He was quiet, but lived life large.  He made you feel special no matter who you are.

My dad despised what was degradable, but never shouted his opinion.

My dad corrected me, and for that, I am forever grateful.  It’s who I am, because of who my dad was.  My dad put courage in me.

Doesn’t this relationship with my dad sound like our relationship with God as our Father?

My dad told me later on in life, “Karen, I believe my purpose in this life was for you to write this book and your ministry.”  My dad believed in me.  My dad put courage in me.

I have never been to his tombstone; and I may never go to be, but I have seen my dad alive since that day.  I won’t try to convince you, but I know what I know.  God allowed my dad and I to encounter for that hug, because God knew my dad put courage in me.   There was a message and it gives me strength.

My dad and I still have a relationship.  He is my dad.  And it is who I am.

My dad loved without saying a word.

Why did I write to you today?

I could have slept in.

I honor my dad to give courage to you.

Do you know who you are, because of who your Father in Heaven is? There is a Father in Heaven who adores you.  God is like no other!  God is the Father, but not all men know how to be a dad.  I write this letter to you to put courage in you; that God wants you to know who you are, because of who God is.  You are loved by Him.

Holy Spirit you are welcome here.  Come into this home and fill the atmosphere with your peaceful assurance that you are near.  Thank you Jesus for life forevermore.  God, my Father, we are loved by YOU, because it is WHO YOU ARE.  Holy Spirit pour God’s love into the spiritual hearts of all who read this; that they too can come to know and believe in the love God has for them, in whom God is, that they know who they are to God.

Holy Spirit of God, in the Name of Jesus, help us to grow in our relationship with our Father God in Heaven that the confidence we have to love others well, is in You Lord.  And together we can honor God, Our Father well by saying, I am loved by YOU.  It’s who God is and it is who I am; I am loved by YOU.

I have never been to the tombstone, but I do go to where my dad lives daily.  There is a place in Heaven that we can reach, even now on earth.  I chose to enter that place daily to be where I want to be.  Close in Spirit to all I love; on earth and in Heaven.

“Enter into his gates with thanksgiving, and into his courts with praise: be thankful unto him, and bless his name (Psalm 100:4 King James Version).”

I hope and pray that this is a blessing to you.  Always remember one thing, know who you are; and be careful to who you allow to define you.  Seek God’s thoughts for you always; He loves you –It’s who He is.  I pray you know that God is proud of who you are, because you are loved by Him.  Even IF you think you have disappointed God, look again!

My dad never carried a remembrance of someone’s mistakes.  It was who He lived to be; and who he is eternally.  My dad was patient.  My dad put courage in me to know how loved I am.

I pray this is an encouragement to you far beyond “Father’s Day” that you don’t have to go to the tomb of remembrance; that you go to the Vine of Life to experience:  God IS LOVE ~ it’s who HE IS; and it’s who we are.

“And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him (1 John 4:16King James Version)

That is all God put on my heart to say today.  I hope this is a blessing to you.  In Jesus Name, I commit this work to God. For God’s Glory and His work to be done. This is the Good News from Heaven.  There’s more …

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe, a Daughter, Wife, Mother, Friend of Jesus and Child of God

~ I hope you have an amazing day (Thanks AbbyJ)!

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love



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