Daddy Loves You…

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Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you. Isaiah 54:10

Daddy loves you.

Imagine if those were the first sounds, the first words, you ever heard.

As I watched the news this morning they showed a video of a child hearing His fathers voice for the first time. He had been deaf since birth, but thanks to new technology he was finally able to hear.

“Daddy loves you,” his father said.

The boys face lit up with unsepakable joy. He may not have known what was being said, or what the sounds making up the words actually meant, but he heard his daddy’s voice saying, Daddy loves you.

What if those were the first words you ever heard?

Would you realize how important they were?

I don’t know what your earliest memories are. What the first thing is that you remember hearing. I do know that we tend to remember the negative words spoken to us a great deal longer than the positive ones. I also know there isn’t a human being aroud who doesn’t have some sort of negative self-talk in their mind. They may have learned to tame it, to refute it, but it is still there.

I fear that far fewer of us walk around with a tape playing in our mind that says “Daddy Loves You”.

How many of us remind ourselves when we are alone and afraid that Daddy Loves You?

When we are hurting and broken, Daddy Loves You.

When we don’t understand or feel out of control, Daddy Loves You.

When love doesn’t look or act like we want it to, Daddy STILL Loves You.

The unconditional love of the Lord, love that cannot be shaken or moved – it’s difficult for our humanity to process. We can’t quite make sense of the Words. But regardless – it is truth. Daddy Loves You.

As you move throughout your day , be concious of the tapes playing in your mind. The messages you are hearing. Where did they begin? Where did they come from? Are they true? And could they easily be replaced with the Truth of His Word? Will you choose to replace them with Truth? Will you choose to hear, and remember, Daddy Loves You.

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  1. Bethany says

    A friend literally just reminded me that often the opinions of ourselves come directly from the words we heard about us from our parents…and here they are, 20, 30, 40 years later replaying in our heads…and we just roll with what we’ve come to accept. My friend suggested that I come up with verses or a phrase of Biblical Truth that shouts who I am. He mentioned his counselor talked about the use of positive repetition and that I should repeat this Truth consciously in my head, verbally to myself, post it in my bathroom, etc. basically if you see and tell yourself you are something so many times, it changes the recording in our mind. Until now, I thought it was a swag. Just recently I’ve realized how much I’ve let others define me…so much so, I lost who I was and really my purpose. My dad and I never had a great relationship, yet we have a lose friendship. Yet, I’ve always longed for a dad. I saw your post a few days back and brushed right past. Then tonight, with that question lingering over me…what Biblical Truth can I start with that could truly define who I am. Because of your post, I’m starting with “I am Daddys girl.” I might even add – “Daddy loves me” (So simple yet so complex). Thanks for the brilliant starting point.

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