The Lord’s Prayer 30 Day Challenge: Day #30 “What Did I Do to Deserve This?”

What did I do to deserve this? . . .

. . . It’s a question I’ve asked myself at different times for varied reasons.

Today I am asking it in a different way. Practicing the Lord’s Prayer over the last 30 days has led me to ask it in a new way: What did I do to deserve a Father like you?

Father wounds have been written about for years. I am sorry for both sons and daughters who have been neglected, rejected; or, abused physically, emotionally, verbally, or spiritually by their father or the father of someone else. It is tragic in the world and in the church.

The Lord’s Prayer over these past 30 days has reminded me of The Redeeming Father for every tear that has been shed. I have wrestled through this prayer, been awakened in the night and early morning to pray and pray some more as God has been healing me in my own brokenness. And I ask . . . What did I do to deserve a Father like you?

A Father who forgives me.

A Father who sent his Son to die for me.

A Father who sent his Holy Spirit to guide me.

A Father who restores me.

A Father who loves and adores me.

A Father who provides for me.

A Father who protects me.

A Father who teaches me.

A Father who invites me to his table.

A Father who doesn’t forget me.

A Father who doesn’t neglect me.

A Father who doesn’t abuse me.

A Father who leads me.

A Father who transforms me.

A Father who sings to me through the sound of humming birds.

A Father who teaches me to make the world a better place through a piece of garbage.

A Father who rejoices over me.

A Father who believes in me.

A Father who sees me.

A Father who knows me.

A Father who encourages me.

A Father who inspires me.

A Father who critiques me.

A Father who corrects me.

A Father who rejoices with me.

A Father who mourns with me.

A Father who is faithful.

A Father who is strong.

A Father who hears me when I pray.

A Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name!

What did I do to deserve a Father like this? Nothing! I only received the gift of his Son, Jesus Christ as my personal Lord and Savior, the one who died for my sins, was buried, and resurrected. Jesus, the one who died to set me free!

My Redeeming Father!

 

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