A FATHER


A FATHER

Deuteronomy 6:6-9 (NKJV) And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

A father is a gift to his children.  A father needs to have the heart of the true Father, Almighty God.  Of all the attributes that Jesus brought out about Almighty God, the greatest is that He called Him Father.  True fathers are not perfect, but they have such a love in their heart for their children that, at times, it feels like their heart wants to burst.

A father wants the best for his kids, yet he knows that the best for his kids is to let them make mistakes and hit bumps in life. I read this little quote and it is so true:

What Is A Dad?

A dad is someone who

wants to catch you before you fall

but instead picks you up,

brushes you off,

and lets you try again.

A dad is someone who

wants to keep you from making mistakes

but instead lets you find your own way,

even though his heart breaks in silence

when you get hurt.

A dad is someone who

holds you when you cry,

scolds you when you break the rules,

shines with pride when you succeed,

and has faith in you even when you fail.

Dads, the greatest thing that we can do for our children is to show them the Father God.  Spend time with your children, and be a man of God, and a man that walks in the ways of God.  Remember, you are the image of God to your children, so let them see a big, loving Father: one who is there when they need him, and one whose passion is after the heart of the true Father, Almighty God.

CONFESSION:  Today, I make a decision to be the person that my children can look at to see the Father God.  I make a decision to live a life that says really loudly, “God loves you and so do I!”

Today’s Bible Reading

1 Kings 19

Acts 12:1-23

Psalms 136

Proverbs 17:14-15

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | King James Version (KJV)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 3:16-28, 1 Kings 4, 1 Kings 5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 12:19-25, Acts 13:1-12

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 74:18-23

Bible in a Year: 365-Day Reading Plan : English | New Living Translation (NLT)

Today’s Bible reading from Old Testament : 1 Kings 3:16-28, 1 Kings 4, 1 Kings 5

Today’s Bible reading from New Testament : Acts 12:19-25, Acts 13:1-12

Today’s Bible reading from Psalms and Proverbs: Psalm 74:18-23