Mary Mayko is Christian Fellowship's Adult Sunday School Teacher, Church Elder and one of our counselors. Mary also has the pulpit one Tuesday night a month to deliver Gods Word. She has penned inspirational poetry and writings for over 30 years.
“MY FATHER’S LOVE” Mary Mayko
“But I am trusting You, O LORD. I said, “You alone are my God; my times are in Your hands.” Psalm 31:15a LB.
Our God is a loving God! His Word reveals that fact to us over and over again! Our loving Father loves us so much He has made provisions for us to be with Him forever! John 3:16 is a Bible verse many of us learned in Sunday School as a child, but often we did not really understand what important information was in it until we were much older! In my early years of life, my training and teaching was simply to be obeyed whether I understood the “whys or not!” After I grew up I realized my discipline as a child was also a teaching to help me walk by faith! I learned that my parents really did know best and always had reasons that required my obedience! Now I reap benefits from my earlier training!
We all will go through or already have gone through difficult times in life where it appears our heavenly Father is neglecting us! Does He really understand and is He really protecting our lives? Think back to your own parents and how you were treated as a young child! Did you ever think you earthly Dad was treating you unfairly or requiring too much from you? Did you think he was uncaring or unable about what you were thinking? Many times people will think that way about their Heavenly Father! Some may think He will not help us because of some failure, real or imagined we have not accomplished! Careful! That attitude can cause a root of bitterness to take hold of our heart and mind!
Perhaps your earthy father was kindhearted and always there for you. He always helped you by standing with you through hard times of your childhood! If so, you are extremely blessed, as many dads today fail to teach their children in the ways of the LORD with spiritual training and proper discipline! If your own dad was harsh and demanding, you may have a wrong father image in your mind of our Heavenly Father! He is loving and always keeps His promises! Even if or when He leads us through difficult times and situations we do not understand, that will never negate His love for us! Some of our most important spiritual lessons are learned during these hard times!
“Choose to love the LORD your God and to obey Him and cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days!” Deut. 30:20a LB.
As we read His promises, we gain confidence that He is in control of our lives and loves each one of us! “Thou will show me the path of life. In Thy Presence is fullness of joy; at Your right Hand there are pleasures forevermore!” Psalm 16:11 KJV. He is guiding us along His pathways! Be assured, if we should veer off His way, He will bring us back on track! His right hand indicates a place of His favor that brings pleasure both to God our Father as well as to us!
How could our loving Father ever forget us! He has carved us or inscribed us on the palms of more precious to Him than we can ever imagine! Do we realize His loving hands are on us, even when we do not understand His ways? We cannot be separated from Him, although we may not always sense His nearness! Knowing these truths will help us through many dark and dangerous pathways! When we fell fainthearted or fearful, He is still with us! He will help us accomplish whatever He calls us to do! He will strengthen and encourage us to go forth with His blessings!
“I was strengthened as the hand of the LORD was upon me.” Ezra 7: 28 KJV
I TRUST THESE SCRIPTURES AND WRITINGS WILL ENCOURAGE YOUR HEART AND BUILD YOUR FAITH AS YOU READ THROUGH THEM! Our prayer for this website is that it continues to be a source of encouragement and blessings to all who have stopped by for a visit with us! Mary Mayko
Christian Fellowship Church Of Largo
Type your Even before my birth, God saw and planned my life. He knew when I would have joy as well as times of strife!
So in Him, I have fully placed my trust, Knowing it rains on both the just and the unjust!
I cried out in my troubles, but I could not hear His Voice! All these heartaches are surely not my choice!
He desires I release all my burdens into His hands, Then my life will be at peace as He fulfills His plans!
I may never know the reasons for all my pain, But surely He has provided it for my gain!
My spiritual heath grows according to His plans, And, as for my life, I know I am safe in His hands!”