is no secret.
It cannot be over stated,
Every girl needs an excellent Dad!
This vital need is more evident today than ever.
With so many broken homes and absent fathers
a large percentage of our little girls are growing up with
For these girls,
the precious and fleeting years that should have
been filled with her daddy's
steadfast adoration and heroic protection
are instead filled with the agendas
of selfish adults
or with the confusion that
comes from having such a deep need and no real direction
as to how to fill it.
Our girls are struggling
to realize who they are.
Within the heart of every girl
no matter what her age,
is the desire to be
loved, needed, appreciated, wanted
This need was put within us by our heavenly Father
whose everlasting love can meet
those needs beyond our comprehension.
How we as little girls perceive our
will mold the way we think of our heavenly Father.
Dads, this makes you just about
the single most influencial player in
For those of you Dads out there
rocking it out as
You have no idea the impact you are making
not only on your daughter's life today,
but on all of the lives she will touch as she grows
and also the lives of your grandchildren as well.
Every gentle word,
every prayer you utter on her behalf,
everytime you decide to spend time with her
instead of on something trivial and temporary,
everytime you take a moment to encourage her
you are building a better future for
her and the woman she will become.
You cannot begin to imagine how your efforts today
will pay dividends in the future!
As a mom of two teenage boys,
I pray that the girls they chose to date
have strong, loving Fathers in their lives
to teach them what precious young ladies
they are and to build into them
the ability to confidently know who they are
and what they are worth.
For all of the girls out there who may not have
this kind of Father or none at all,
there is hope!
The same God who created you
is the one who put that need for love inside of you.
He longs to be that Father for you!
Psalm 68:5 says that He is the Father to the Fatherless
and a hero for all times!
Isn't that what we all want girls?
A hero for all times!
God calls us his children
united with the Lord
and one with him in spirit,
bought with a price,
adopted as His child,
redeemed and forgiven,
free from condemnation
and unable to be separated from His love!
Just ask Him and He will be there
never leaving or forsaking you!
He will fill that nagging need inside of you
that the enemy would wish you to fill
with temporary and distructive things.
For all of you girls with awesome Dads...
don't let another day go by without
letting them know how
thankful you are for their
positive influence in your lives!
An excellent father is a rare and beautiful thing!
Those doing it well
need to be honored.
For all of you Dads who haven't been so awesome lately,
it's not too late.
Plan a date night,
write a note,
give a hug
hold a conversation
say something positive and affirming
to your little lady
(or not so little one)
I bet you will see the spark of forgiveness
and delight begin to shine in her eyes!
Don't give up...
after all, you are
and heros fight for the love of their ladies!
(Thanks Chick-Fil-A for creating an enviornment
of affirmation for daughters and daddies everywhere
with your daddy daughter date nights!)