“A good father will leave his imprint on his daughter for the rest of her life.” – Dr James Dobson.
On the 7th of November last year, I saved my seat on the ‘Unlocking your book’ mentorship programme. As part of this course I committed to write the book that has been growing in my heart, since the day I encountered the heart of the Father.
That happened ten years ago. It was a day that changed everything, as I watched the Disney movie, Tangled with my son. Caught off guard by a loving Father, who was committed to calling me out of darkness.
My heart was awakened to His love as I watched the King light a lantern for his lost princess. As that tear rolled across his cheek I realised that my Father didn’t just tolerate me; He celebrated me. He wasn’t distant, judgmental or condemning towards me. He understood the torment that I was going through and He wanted to hold me close. He wanted to untangle my heart.
This was a holy invitation to discover my divine origin. My true identity and my inheritance as a child of God. To learn what He thinks and says about me; and there are a lot of thoughts He has about me. They outnumber the grains of the sand and not one thought is bad! Every thought He has about me are thoughts of love and peace.
Every thought He has shared with me, has left his imprint on my heart. That is why I call them HeartPrints.
The Words He whispers to my heart has transformed me and I wanted to share this with every child of God. Especially the ones who are still stuck in their towers of condemnation, doubt and fear. This is why I signed up for this assignment. This is why I am having my book unlocked this year. It is time for lost children to come home and be untangled.
This is why I started this devotional blog. It was so much more than a daily practice of my writing. It was an opportunity to sit with the Father as He whispers His daily affirmation to me, forever imprinting it on my heart and in this blog. I knew this was not just for me, so I share it with the world.
I believe that it is time for God’s beautiful children to be awakened to who they are. We are not defeated or overcome, no matter what that Gothel is whispering in our ears. We are beautiful, redeemed, pure and holy. Treasured by God, the Father. Purchased by the blood of the Son. Empowered by His Spirit. More than conquerors and mighty in the Lord and in the power of His might.
Today marks the day of a hundred HeartPrints.
One hundred Words of the love and affirmation of the Father for you!
One hundred thoughts He thinks about you.
You are His Beloved, and He is not just pleased with you, He is proud of you. You bring Him the greatest joy and delight. I pray that you will know this and be rooted and grounded in this truth. So deeply grounded in His love that no storm can uproot you. I pray for you Beloved, because you are needed in the Kingdom for such a time as this.
May you rise up in the intimate knowledge of who you truly are and the powerful truth that the Father speaks over you. You are His special treasure. The precious blood of the Lamb was shed for you! You are more valuable than you can possibly understand.
“May the Lord lead your hearts into a full understanding and expression of the love of God and the patient endurance that comes from Christ.”
2 Thessalonians 3:5 NLT
You are loved!
Today, I hear the Father whisper: “Faithful Child. I am so proud of you. It is in little steps of faithful obedience that great battles are won. There is power in steady endurance as you lean on my Spirit to move you forward. Keep in step with me and see where I will lead you. Greater things are yet to come. Keep believing. You will see my faithfulness revealed. I am your exceedingly great reward. Your Father.” ❤