Saturday, September 15, 2012

Our Father Who Art In Heaven - Dougie Spence

My dad raised me right. He instilled values that I will use for my entire life. He taught me to always treat women with respect, and to always work my butt off even if I happened to be working for an idiot. He also taught me that the important things in life are in this order; God, family, country, and music.

Yes, my father instilled in me the greatness of Rock music. We would dissect hours of Led Zeppelin, The Beatles, Tom Petty, Petra, DC Talk, all of the monumental bands. Ever since I was a little kid we had music trivia running all day, it was part of my childhood to know exactly which Beatle was singing which song. To this day I quiz everyone around me on random facts about different rock bands, just ask the guys who work for me.

Even though I am married now and haven’t lived with my parents for years, I still make time to hang out just me and my dad. We play video games, eat pizza, and of course listen to music. But sometimes I wonder if we have the same relationship with our Father in heaven.

Do we give Him the time to mold us the way our earthly fathers do? Even if we had a bad relationship with our dad, it will in some way mold us into whom we are as people. It is easy for our earthly fathers to have some sort of impact on us. It takes a complete effort on our part to allow our heavenly Father to impact our lives. I encourage you to take time out of your day to “talk music” with your heavenly Father. If given the chance He will mold your life in ways you never thought possible.
How has your earthly father impacted your life? What about your heavenly father?

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