Like a Child: Daddy will Fight for Me

Two young boys were on the playground. Each one wanted to use the swing, so they started quarrelling. What started as a little dispute soon turned into a major power struggle. Each was threatening the other.

“My Daddy will come and beat you,” said one.

“My Daddy is bigger than yours,” the other retorted. “He will smash everything with a big stick.”

“My Daddy’s stick is higher than this tree. And he can fly right over it!” declared the other, not wanting to be outdone.

“But my Daddy…..” We can imagine the rest of the conversation!

Each boy viewed his father as omnipotent. All powerful. Each was convinced that nothing could stand in his father’s way. In case he ever felt threatened or overwhelmed, all he needed to do was entreat the power of his father. Each actually believed that Daddy would magically appear and protect them.

Children are fully confident in their father’s ability to fight every battle, defeat any foe, and always be victorious.

So often, we try to fight our own battles. This is a lack of faith. We (I) struggle and strive, feeling too overwhelmed to even know where to turn. I wonder what God thinks… watching me flail and falter when He is just waiting to take over. Trying with our own strength is really ridiculous and can never be as effective as entreating the Lord get us through.

At times, we might even wage ‘spiritual witchcraft’ on our own behalf by speaking curses on those whom we perceive to be enemies. This is of course veiled in religious language, but is still an attempt to fight in our own strength.

Instead, we would do well to walk in the child-like confidence our Father’s power. He holds the ultimate victory; nothing can defeat him.

Yes, Abba – Daddy will fight for us!

 ~ Diane

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About Omondis In Kenya

Ibrahim and Diane Omondi serve on the DOVE Christian Fellowship International Apostolic Council, giving oversight to the region of Africa. They have been ministering together in Kenya since 1984 and now oversee the work of more than 100 congregations in four nations. They also give leadership to the missions thrust of DOVE Africa which includes 14 Kenyan and Ugandan missionaries serving among unreached people groups in these nations. The Omondis direct Springs of Africa, a non-profit organization sponsoring micro-finance, community development and various education initiatives.
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2 Responses to Like a Child: Daddy will Fight for Me

  1. victorcheya says:

    Amen, Indeed the words are so encouraging, powerful. We sometimes wonder why we miss our blessings – not knowing that we have carried all the burden with us. These burdens are things like ; we have not forgiven, Repented, Prayed for our enemies and so on.

  2. Jon and Loice Byler says:

    Diane,

    A good word!

    Thanks,

    Jon

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