Sunday, July 31, 2016

Our FatherHe is my Savior! He is my Lord! That is what I always think about when I think about God. I am so thankful for everything that the Lord has provided. But, I tend to think of Him in just these two settings. Sending His son to earth, extending grace, showing forgiveness and showering us with His love. Or, I think of the Lord and Master. The one who has rules, and that can be strict. Don’t do this, and yes you can do that.

The other night, I don’t know if I was dreaming, but I woke with the vision of the Lord with His hands outstretched. He was asking me to come to Him, and gathered me in His arms. I know many of you have seen the picture of Jesus with all the little children gathered around him. This was the picture that came to me, but only I was with Him. It was like I had an epiphany, I felt like His child. I know that He is our father, but I never saw the connection. I felt loved and protected. Suddenly, all while laying there in my bed, thought about how He must love us. I could connect the dots, when I thought of what I would do for my children, and my grandchildren. I would protect them at all cost. I would fight for them, no matter what. I would give them unconditional love. WOW! Is that how He feels about us? About me?

I have a new appreciation for The Lord’s Prayer. Matthew 6:9 starts with the word’s “Our Father.” How many times have I recited this prayer, taking the words for granted, not really applying them? I am thankful that I had the dream/vision in the night. I must be a visual learner, and this is what it took to make me understand. So for the rest of you visual learners, I leave you with the words of the Lord’s Prayer. And, for those who love to be spoken to, I leave you with a beautiful young child singing the Lord’s Prayer.

Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.


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  • Lynn
    July 31, 2016

    I went to a christening recently, and these traditional words which have been a comfort to so many had been modernised. They didn’t have the same resonance with me. Not sure why some churches do this

    • Tania
      July 31, 2016

      I have not heard the modern version. I don’t know why they would do that either. These are beautiful, and need nothing added.

  • Lisa
    July 31, 2016

    I needed this reminder. Beautiful post Tania and breath-taking video. ~Lisa~

  • Debra Schramm
    July 31, 2016

    Thank you for using your public platform to glorify God! He’s smiling at you right now – a Father pleased with His child.

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  • Connie R.
    July 31, 2016

    Thank you for sharing your faith. I know that the older I get the more I understand what an awesome God we have loving us with unconditional love. My hope is that I can live that example for my children and grandchildren. Have a blessed Sunday.

  • Mary
    July 31, 2016

    Thank you Tania! May God bless you.

  • Tracey
    July 31, 2016

    Thank you Tania so much for your beautiful thoughts, and for introducing Jackie Evancho to me, I shall play this
    this song to the young children I teach tomorrow morning for prayer time. We all have so much to be grateful for.
    God bless and thank you for reminding everyone that there is more to life, faith and prayer matter.

    • Tania
      July 31, 2016

      Jackie sings that songs flawlessly. I am sure the children will be in awe of her talent.

  • Charolette Kirby
    July 31, 2016

    Thank you for the reminder of Abba Father’s love for his children. God bless

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  • audrey
    July 31, 2016

    Thank you Tania. What a lovely video with talented, Godly young woman. Gave me goosebumps.

    May God bless you today and all days!

    • Tania
      July 31, 2016

      It is hard to imagine so much talent in such a small child.

  • Naomi
    July 31, 2016

    Beautiful Tania! 👌So well written. ❤️ Ya gurl!

  • Laura
    July 31, 2016

    Tania, I find it amazing and thrilling when God is teaching me something specific and “brings it up” wherever I go. Prayer, knowing my Father and the prayer Jesus taught his disciples are my latest lessons, and He re-taught me a bit through your post this morning! Sweet! PS: Made a Plunder order under your party, and I really like my necklaces and bracelet with a charm that says…pray!!

    • Tania
      July 31, 2016

      I just had a conversation with a co-worker about coincidences. I believe that the Lord talks to us, in many different ways, we just have to pay attention. I love that bangle. I have it on right now:)

  • Phylis M.
    July 31, 2016

    The Father’s love for us is awesome. Great post.

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