Sunday, December 4, 2011

A God Moment: Finding My Father

A God Moment: Finding My Father
by Naty Matos

It was hard to pick a moment where God has shown out in my life because, it happens every day. I have been a miracle since conception and as clumsy as I am, it is still a miracle that I’m here.

God has saved my life in more ways that I can describe in many instances. It is true what the word says, “For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb” (Psalm 139:13) because even when I didn’t know it, his presence has been with me since that time.

So I chose to write about the part that had been more difficult for me to understand in my walk with God, and that is God my father. I didn’t know how to relate to God as a father because my earthly father was absent from my life since a very young age and I attributed some of childhood circumstances to his choices.

In my walk with God I have seen many facets of his persona with me; the Savior, the friend, the lover, the creator, the healer, the provider…but for some reason I couldn’t see the Father. One day I decided to pursue that and I started to pray that God would show me his face as a father, that image that was so blurry for me. 

During that prayer God took me on a trip through memory lane where he showed me how his presence had been there, in each and every hard moment of my life. He showed me how he had comforted me and how he had guided me through. I couldn’t help but to cry. I felt so ungrateful for not acknowledging how God had been my father all this time and I had not been able to see it.

I heard his voice in my spirit say; “I’ve been here, just waiting for you.” It almost felt like when the prodigal son was embraced by his father upon his return. I remember the next morning life seemed different. I saw the sun shining brighter and I knew He had placed it out for me. I saw the flowers and I could feel in my spirit knowing that those were his gifts, nature seem brighter and more meaningful.

So after that moment, I’ve had no more struggle accepting the love of my father and knowing that he’s with me, loving me, correcting me and guiding every step of my life.

Have you ever had a God Moment? Share it with us!

About Naty:

Naty Matos was born in the city of New York, from Puerto Rican descendant parents. She grew up in the beautiful Island of Puerto Rico and now lives in the city of Atlanta. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Clinical Psychology with a Minor in Mass Media Communications and a Master's Degree in Mental Health Counseling.

Naty writes Christian fiction and non-fiction. She maintains a blog on Christian Living Topics at The Rising Muse.

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sarahw said...

Naty, how wonderful that the Lord revealed Himself to you in this way. He's faithful to us even when we don't understand or perceive His care. Think I'll pray about seeing Him more clearly as my Father as well.

I'm so blessed to know you, girl! <3

Tracy Ruckman said...

Naty - I love this. It's such a beautiful reminder to all of us, especially when we feel so alone.

Thank you for sharing your God moment. I look forward to reading your book!