Chicken Fried Vogue

For 15 years and most of her adult life, Bubblez lived in the suburbs of a major metropolitan city. She enjoyed taking her children to museums, parks, and dates at Starbucks. Then Bubblez moved to the country and her En Vogue attitude got chicken fried. Her yard is a park where the neighbor's rooster won't stop crowing, Starbucks is almost an hour away, and her large collection of fancy shoes is worthless. But, living in the acres of green has presented more opportunities for living "green" as Bubblez travels the path toward self-sufficiency (and bitches ((and prays)) along the way).

Friday, September 27, 2013

You Are God

This blog is for the men out there.
Particularly, the Christian men, and specifically, the Christian men who someone calls Dad.

You are God. your childrens' eyes.

Track me on this.

1) Man was created in the image of God.
2) God is the father of mankind.
3) Men are fathers.
4) Children learn what a father is from watching their own.
5) Children learn what God is from watching you, their Dad.

Get it?

What was your Dad like? Did you always know you were loved? Was he cranky a lot or generally fun to be around? Did he bring peace to the home or uncertainty? Was he patient with you, even if it was the third time you spilled your milk or forgot to hang your coat up or didn't brush your teeth? Was he gentle and kind or prone to angry outbursts? Did he hug you or let you sit on his lap while you watched tv? Was he reliable? Could you count on him to do what he said he was going to do? Did he always have your back?

Now, how do you view God? Is He a cold and distant disciplinarian or a merciful loving father?  See what I mean?

What sort of God do you want your children to know? Are you making your kids proud to call you father? And proud of their faith, in turn?

Watch yourselves, Dads, for know matter how many times you drag your kids to church and listen to them sing "Jesus Loves Me," in their eyes, the man on the cross isn't God.

You are.
 Is God living in you?

Galatians 5:22-23 (ESV)

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

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