REAL FATHERS

This Fathers Day, we need to first of all remember our Heavenly Father, and give him honor and praise for all that he has done for us. He created Jesus Christ first of all, and then the Holy Spirit, Revelation 3:14,and then he created all of the world, and Adam and Eve in six days.God said, “Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee,and I ordained thee” (Jeremiah 1:5a). “CHILDREN,  obey your parents in the Lord: for this is right. HONOUR THY FATHER AND MOTHER; which is the first commandment with promise; THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH THEE, AND THOU MAYEST LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.”  (Ephesians 6: 1-3). Isn’t it amazing how God puts feelings of love and concern for our children in us? “Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.”(Psalm 103:13).There are so many lessons we can learn about God from being a father. “And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse.” (Malachai 4:6). Being a father is one of the most important jobs a person can have. You have been intrusted by the Lord to raise up your children in the ways of the Lord, and their future is literally in your hands. It is an awesome responsibility. “I have no greater joy than to know that my children walk in truth.” (III John 1:4).God told Moses, “What is that in thy hand?” Your children are in your hands, and they will turn out, and grow up to be what you have trained them. “So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.” (Isaiah 55:11 ). Time spent with your children teaching them the Word of God is never wasted ! “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”(Proverbs 22:6) “Hearken unto thy father that begat thee, and despise not thy mother when she is old. The father of the righteous shall greatly rejoice: and he that begetteth a wise child shall have joy of him.”(Proverbs 23:22,24). In the eyes of God, real fathers are not always the ones that physically begat a child, but real fathers are the ones that rise children to know the Lord, and his ways.So be a faithful father, full of faith, and you will surely hear the Lord say to you “Well done, thou good and faithful servant. Enter thou into the joy of thy Lord.”(Matthew 25: 21). If your father has gone on to be with the Lord, you can ask the Lord to send him your love and a special hug from you, because you will see him again. And you can honor him by remembering him, and all the good things and times. “ Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise think on these things.”(Philippians 4:8). Remember to love and honour your father while you can, and fathers remember to love your Heavenly Father and your children while you can.“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” (III John 1:4).

 

Say this prayer if you want to be saved: Jesus, I want to know you, and to live forever in Heaven, I know I have made mistakes and done bad things- and I am sorry. Please forgive me. I know I don’t deserve it, but I accept your love and I accept you as my Saviour. I  believed you died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. Please come into my heart and life and fill me with your Holy Spirit and give me peace. Amen.

2 thoughts on “REAL FATHERS

  1. Raising your child is the most important job one has in this life next to winning a soul for Jesus and to teach a child to know and love our Father in heaven is probably the most difficult and fulfilling thing, I’m thankful for my faithful earthy Father who encouraged me to love and know my heavenly Father, I don’t think I’d be where I am today if my dad didn’t pass on the truths that he knows, trusts and loves. Jesus is the truth and life!

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