Significant Encounters Friday #9

In my travels around the web, I read many great stories about encounters of all types.

Some are, well, dreadful.

Others begin dreadfully, and in the end turn into beautiful legacies of the grace and

goodness of our GOD.

Following is the story of my new friend Heather.

Her story?

Began dreadfully.

In the end, God gave her beauty for ashes.

I welcome her words here today and trust that they will touch you the same way they touched me.

She shares how her Father in heaven changed her perception  of “father”.

Join me in reading her story won’t you?

Abba, Father

Do you really know your Father?

Our beliefs about God are colored by abusive relationships with our earthly fathers. If we apply these distorted perceptions to God, we miss a vital relationship with One who loves us more than any earthly person.

Words spoken by our fathers affect our lives long past the event. The memory of these words haunt our self-perception and influence decisions about our future.

When I was seven,

Read the rest here …..  http://heathermarsten.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/abbafathe/

Psalm 139:11- 16

11 If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” 12 even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. 13 For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. 14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. 15 My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. 16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

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