"Yet a time is coming
and has now come when the true worshipers will worship
the Father in spirit and truth, for they are the
kind of worshipers the Father seeks." - John 4:23

My Heavenly Daddy is healing
me from the inside out.

Transparency is Real.
Many times painful.

Daddy let me be secure in You only!

Sunday, March 10, 2013


Good morning Daddy. I need you today. I feel heavy under the weight of oppression and hurts that surround me. My heart's desire is to crawl up in your lap and rest my head on your strong chest and feel your strong, safe arms envelope me.

I am overwhelmed at the many women who have deep wounds and hurts, who grasp for air and life and who need you desperately. I agonize over their loneliness and fear and shame. I want them to know that you are there, available and are fighting for them but my words will not do. My works are not enough. You are the only One who can redeem and rescue.

... Oh Daddy, there are so many of us who believe lies about you and I am so sorry. Will you forgive us? Will you please show us how much you love us? Will you still our hearts and encompass us in your loving arms?

Daddy will you break open the lies and fill our hearts and minds with your Truth?

I need you Daddy. Oh I need you so much. I need a hug from you. I need you to look at me with love and tenderness. I need you to whisper words of peace and affirmation. I just need you with all my breath and life, I need you Daddy.

Tears spill over my cheeks and as I lie with my head facing the ceiling I feel the hot tears fill my ears. Joy seems to bubble from my heart as I realize how weak I am yet how strong you are Daddy. It feels so good to rush into your arms as you hold me tightly. You are so patient. So merciful. So gracious!

I think of the time when I danced with my earthly daddy when I was a young. Do you remember that? Did you see? He scooped me up and put my feet on top of his as he directed the moves for our dance. We floated around the room and I felt as if I was dancing on the clouds. I think of you now Daddy and picture my feet on yours as you carry me and direct this dance that is my life. I don't have to fear, I am in your strong and loving arms.

Oh Daddy, when I fail at answers, help or strength- Papa, You never fail. When I am at a loss in so many ways and don't know the way, you place my feet on yours and direct my paths in a beautiful, sweet, raw and real dance.

Daddy, today I rest in your arms and place my head on your chest and feel your arms tightly around me. I crawl up in your lap with a heavy heart and You whisper in my ear, "May I have this dance my beloved daughter?"

And I look up with childlike eyes and say, "Oh yes Daddy, let's dance!" - Journey to Beloved - Used with permission

I "so happened" to stumble upon this devotion from Journey to Beloved website this morning.

When I first read this I could not believe how much it affected my little girl's heart. I do not know, maybe the words affected some part of your own little girl's heart as well.

Two things are going on here with me on this.... one I did not have an earthly daddy who wanted to spend and cherish the time with me. Dancing and laughing with his daughter. The second thing is, that I DO have a Heavenly Daddy who wants to do this with His daughter! Weeeee!

Yes Daddy, You may have this dance!!


  1. Yes, Daddy can have every dance.

  2. Tears filled me eyes when I read this! Don't we all want to sit in our Daddy's lap? I remember one time I was hurt so much and the Holy Spirit made me cry so hard, then Daddy gave me an image of Him holding me on His lap in heaven.
    Ugh I want to go home!
    Hugs and blessings my dear ♥

  3. So lovely; bless your sweet heart my friend! I can certainly imagine "dancing" with our Daddy someday! :)

  4. It is funny, but I have often pictured Jesus and me dancing together in heaven. Dancing is such a joyful activity. I love the devotion you shared.

  5. Such a comforting devotion, thanks for sharing it.


  6. wishing you a beautiful Monday surrounded by His love and hope you dance with Him all week.

  7. I can get on your blog now - I tried earlier but couldn't.

    These are powerful words in this devotion, Grace. Beautiful!

    Sending you a big hug!

  8. This is a sweet and lovely post, Grace. I hope you can feel God's mercy and love wrapped around you. Hugs to you.

  9. Reminds me of a song...Dance with me Lord Dance with me Lord. Dance with me Lord to the song of all songs...Dance with me Lord, oh, lover of my soul...something like that...I love picturing a dance where I can feel His heart beat and feel His breath on my cheeks...enjoy that intimate time

  10. It breaks my heart to know your earthly father was not there for you when you wanted him to be. You deserve to be treated a billion times better than you were. I'm glad you are able to find comfort now. Please know that I care!

    Be well,

  11. oh how beautiful and spirit-breathed
    and soul healing.
    my heart aches too
    and I am so glad for the lap
    we can crawl into
    and be loved into life
    loved back to life,