A Call to Fatherhood

Published June 16, 2019
A Call to Fatherhood
“The godly walk with integrity; blessed are their children who follow them.”  Proverbs 20:7 (NLT)
Scripture and history show us that as goes the home, so goes the society. And generally speaking, as go the fathers, so goes the home. The moral and spiritual condition of the society is always the offspring of the family.

We live in a day and in a culture that tries to minimize fathers, who are so important in the development of their children. The Bible is clear that fathers are to be spiritual leaders in the home. Dads have a vital role in bringing strength and stability to the home.

Read Deuteronomy 6:4-10. It has been called the Magna Carta of the home, which would guarantee the happiness and well-being of the family in the purpose of God. It tells us to love God with all our minds, beings, and strength, and to teach that to our children.

Proverbs 22:6 says this: “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” And in Proverbs 13:22, it says: “A good person leaves an inheritance for their children’s children.” Most people think of that as a monetary inheritance, but it applies to leaving a spiritual legacy as well.

The role of the father is to plant acorns to grow mighty oak trees. It is more important to leave a spiritual legacy than a financial one.

Fathers should love their children as much as their heavenly Father loves them.

Father, I pray for all fathers that they may rise up and instill the gospel in their children, for the sake of this generation and for generations to come. Amen.

By John Grant
John Grant is a former Florida State Senator and is a practicing attorney
Used by Permission

Why Know the Father’s Heart
Published June 16, 2019
Why Know the Father’s Heart
I never tire of talking about or receiving the Father heart of God.
We have a crisis of fathering in this country. A hundred years ago Teddy Roosevelt said,

“What we need in our public officials is not genius, not even brilliancy, so much as the exercise of the ordinary, rather commonplace qualities of honesty, courage, and common sense — the qualities that make a man a good husband, a good father, a good neighbor.”

Our crisis in good fathering is ultimately more serious than any economic or political crisis. Very few people have been fathered in their spirit and soul. We need to receive from Father God his re-parenting us as true sons and daughters. The good news is that God wants to be our Father. Jesus came to show us His Father and ours.

Receiving the perfect Father nature of God is essential if we are to love Him and be assured of His love, trust Him, be secure in Him, pray to Him, yield to Him, live holy before Him, receive His guidance, serve Him, be like Him, and much more.

Spend time with your Father in His Word, His love letter to you. Receive His Father love for you. He is our Father by right of the blood of Jesus (John 1:12).

Our basis of eternal security is being in the Father’s hand (John 10:28-29). We pray to the Father in Jesus’ name (Matthew 6:9).

God’s Father love for us is our highest motivation to holiness (1 John 3:1-3). His Fatherhood is the basis of understanding His guiding hand (John 5:20, 10:3-4, 27).

Every family derives its name from the Father, so God the Father is the model for headship in our families (Ephesians 3:14-15, Psalm 68:5-6).

Our Father wants us to yield to His gentle parental authority (Hosea 11:1, 3-4, Ephesians 6:4).

The basis of trusting Him is seeing Him as our totally able and faithful Father (Matthew 18:19-20, Hebrews 13:5, 2 Timothy 2:13).

When we know Him as Father, we will trust His generosity (Matthew 6:32-33, James 1:17, Psalm 37:3-5).

Knowing Him as Father is the basis of receiving His affection (John 17:23, Hosea 11:4, Jeremiah 31:3, Deuteronomy 33:12).

His Father-heart is the basis for His parental attentiveness (Matthew 6:25-26, 31; 1 Peter 5:7).

When we rightly knowing Him as Father, we are secure in his acceptance and rest securely in Him (Galatians 4:5-7, Romans 8:15-16, 32-33; Zephaniah 3:17).

His relationship to us as Father is the legal basis of receiving all our inheritance in Christ (Ephesians 1:13-14, Colossians 1:12, 1 Peter 1:3-4).

The Father is seeking worshippers. When we understand His Father heart, we will worship Him in spirit and in truth (John 4:23-24).

Knowing our loving Father is the foundation for intimate relationship with Him.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 is a picture of our Father’s love. Personalize it, and receive it for yourself.

My Father who loves me is patient with me, kind to me….
My Father’s love is not rude, nor self-seeking, not easily angered, and keeps no record of my wrongs.
My Father’s love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
My Father’s love always protects me, always trusts me, always believes the best about me, always perseveres and never gives up on me.

My Father’s love for me never fails.
That’s shouting ground!
By Sylvia Gunter
Used by Permission

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If you don’t know Jesus and would like to start the special father – child love relationship you can do that right now by talking to him (Praying).  You can submit to him with a simple but powerful prayer. This is a sample.

“Lord Jesus, I want to know you and be loved by you and know your heart. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of the throne of my life. Make me the kind of person You want me to be.”


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