SHEDNIGHT // SHEDHAPPENS... for Real Men... champion sons of the KING OF KINGS!

SHED NIGHT // SHED HAPPENS is for MEN to support one another. “As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another”. Proverbs 27:17

Ey Champions ;-)

Question(s) for ya, did you ever hear those 4 little, powerful words when you were a boy? Have you said those 4 little, powerful words to your son or other boy? Would you be offended now if an older, significant male said those words to you?

I certainly didn't hear them from any significant male in my childhood & the yearning to hear them has never gone away. But, this year, at the age of 54, I heard them for the first time & from a completely unexpected source.

I do usher duty at my church with Stan who is 88, the oldest male in our congregation & a spiritual dad to me. Stan was the first person I met before I joined my current church & we've had a special bond ever since. Since becoming a Christian in 06,  I've had a struggle coming to grips with & accepting the unconditional love of our Heavenly Father; I grew up believing love had to be earned; it was performance based. As a result, I've also had a struggle with worthiness (Am I good enough? Am I doing enough? Is anything I do making a difference?). There's been a hole or void that hadn't been filled.

One day Stan commented, "You're a good man."

WOW, that was nice to hear but, for some strange reason, it didn't "hit home"; it felt more like a platitude, you know, just a casual remark. But why?

I got the answer the day Stan said, "Aw, you're a good boy." Now THAT got my attention! It kept replaying in my mind. It then played with my logic. I thought, "Why would an 88 yr old man say such a thing to another man who, clearly at 54, is not a boy? Why aren't I offended?"

ANSWER: That was the missing link! That's why hearing "you're a good man" didn't really gel! This 54 yr old man still had that little, hurting, insignificant boy in his heart. There was still a void that needed to be filled to complete him before he could really be a man. AND, the only one who could know that was my heavenly Father, who used Stan to fulfil a desire of my heart.

Psalm 37:4 (NIV) Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

No matter what your earthly experience has been with your Dad, there's a heavenly Dad who knows your every need.

We are loved by Him more than you could possibly imagine. Believe it!! Embrace it!! Accept it!!


God bless n luv ya guts

Big AL




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Comment by Allan (AL) Fuller on August 18, 2013 at 22:40
Thanks Darryl & Watto ;-) for your wonderful encouragement :-) blessyour pprecious hearts
Comment by Darryl Redden on August 18, 2013 at 22:34

Another nugget of gold from you Big AL. This time it is your story and not you telling us about someone else's  story. I know your heart AL from reading your words over the years and like Watto said you are a champion. But more than that you are the real deal, a good boy, a good man and a great bloke. Love ya back, mate. Keep on pushing and can't wait for more. Darryl

Comment by Ian Watto Watson on August 18, 2013 at 20:35

Brilliant Big AL.

yes i agree with Stan,you ARE a GOOD MAN.

In fact "A CHAMPION"

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