It is my hope that by reading this daily you will grow in your walk with Christ and be set free from any struggles in your life that are weighing you down. Be blessed to be a blessing.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
Hey There Daddy!
Furthermore, we had earthly fathers to discipline us, and we respected them; shall we not much rather be subject to the Father ofspirits, and live. Hebrews 12:9
Today in America we celebrate Father's Day. For many this is not a happy day because of neglect, abuse, rejection, or the absence of their father. It brings hate in some people's heart of how they were treated and anger in others for the things their dad did. But many others have happy memories of good times with dad. Some folks lost their dad when they barely had time to make any memories. Sometimes step dads do the fathering but a "step" is a dad. I know many people where the 'step dad' was much better than the biological dad.
If you are one of the people having trouble with this day of remembrance or celebration, go to God and share your heart with Him. It is good to not harbor resentment and hate and even if your earthly dad never asked for forgiveness for whatever he did or said you can forgive never the less. It is hard to go on in life harboring bitterness in your heart.
Today think of a list of things you are thankful for your daddy did for you. If you have difficulty simply thank Him for using your dad to bring you into this world.
PRAYER: Fathers have a big responsibility. Typically they bear the huge job of earning an adequate income and providing for their family. Ideally they are the spiritual leaders. Help dads everywhere who know Christ accept this and perform it with your help. Thanks for the dad you blessed me with. In Jesus' name. Amen.