So, Travis Greene has a new album out called ‘Crossover’ (no, this is not an album promotion). I’ve listened to and enjoyed EVERY song on the album but yesterday, one song caught my attention. The song is called ‘Daddy’s Home’.
Now, I’m a daddy’s girl so, only one man holds that title. I have God fathers that I LOVE, and respect but I only call my father, daddy. Other people use the term in different contexts, but we’re not talking about that today. I am 33 years old and I still call
my dad, DADDY! I looked up the definition of daddy and found this: “one’s father; the oldest, best, or biggest example of something.” Okay….if you’ve met my daddy, you know that he’s pretty, stinkin amazing. If you know me, you know that I think of him as the best example that a girl could ever have been given of what a man should be like.
My definition of “daddy” is a protector, one that ensures that his family feels safe at all times. He is one that provides for his family at any cost to himself. Daddy is a man that loves from the depths of his soul and is sure that his family knows it. Daddy, MY daddy, is one that has ALWAYS made sure we, as his children, knew that we were important, loved, and full of potential and purpose. In fact, my daddy has always seen in me EVERYTHING that I’ve never seen in myself. He is constantly letting me know that I deserve more for what I have than I allow myself to receive.
Mmmkay…what does all that have to do with you or the song??? Well, as usual, I’m glad you were wondering. Before the song begins, Travis Greene explains the premise of the song by saying that the Children of Israel wanted a king because everyone else had a king. And he goes on to say that God told him to “stop searching for what you already have, you have the Father of fathers”. Like, we have the ultimate DADDY, y’all!
I’ve always heard of Christians calling God, Daddy, but I’ve never been able to do it. Not that I found anything wrong with it, but I’d ascribed that title ONLY to my father, my daddy. Well, after listening to this song for the billionth time, it struck me, God is my
Daddy. Even as I began typing this post, God spoke to me and said, “Am I not your Father, your Daddy??? Do I not protect you? Don’t I cover you with my blood and assign my angels to guard you as you go? Don’t I watch over you? Am I not your provider? When you have NOTHING to offer, don’t I accept it and replace it with EVERYTHING you need? Haven’t I taught you your worth and how important you are? Wasn’t I the One that loved you when you were sure you were unlovable? And not to mention, I Am the One that filled you with the purpose that your natural father helps you to believe in. So, realizing all that, haven’t I EARNED the HONOR of being your Daddy?”
My dad always tells us, “any man can be a father, but me, I’m DADDY!” So, what I’m saying is, trust God the way you’d trust or would want to trust your daddy. Call on Him when you’re scared and want to run and hide. Let Him be your protector and provider without hesitation (cause I’ve never turned down a stay at my parent’s house or a meal). Allow God to be your Daddy and trust His word when He says that “you can”. “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” (Philippians 4:13) Let Him love you and show you how to love. “The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have love thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.” (Jeremiah 31:3) Give Him the space to show you how to utilize that untapped potential and those hidden dreams you have. I mean, the reason you have those desires is because He has called you. “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:” (1 Peter 2:9) I’ve had to learn to trust God MORE than I trust my daddy…..that’s A LOT y’all! I have had to give Him everything that I have and don’t have and let Him make stuff out of it (only He knows how in the would He does that).
Also, in trusting my daddy, he, along with my mom, taught us not to take things from strangers. They also taught me not to let people take MY stuff! So, don’t take anything that your Daddy didn’t give you! Like that fear that is festering inside of you, keeping you from your destiny. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7) That joy that He GAVE you, hold on to it!
“These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.” (John 15:11) Don’t allow that “yoke” to hold you because it wasn’t given to you by your Daddy. “For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders. You will break the oppressor’s rod, just as you did when you destroyed the army of Midian.” (Isaiah 9:4) And the peace that He gives, don’t let ANYONE take it away. “Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.” (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
So, y’all….run to ya Daddy! And be sure to tell Him EVERYTHING! “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.” (Philippians 4:6)
Love y’all (I really do!),