1. Fathers are lovers.
2. Fathers are providers.
3. Fathers are law-givers
4. Fathers are discipline-givers.
Of the four, the one that sticks out the most to me these days is that God provides for me the way an earthly father would only dream of doing. Unlike the fathers we know, God really does have the power and the goodness to take care of every need (although not always in the ways we expect or want).
If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don't fuss about what's on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds. People who don't know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don't worry about missing out. You'll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.
Matthew 6:25-26, 32-33 The Message
Cowboy take me away
Fly this girl as high as you can
Into the wild blue
Set me free oh I pray
Closer to heaven above and
Closer to you
“Cowboy Take Me Away”
songwriter Martie Seidel