When God speaks to us He whispers and calls our name.This is a blog that exists to explore the reality of this truth, and ponder why is it that we find it so hard to hear Him speak, really speak to our innermost self. God is timeless, yet He pauses, draws near to our hearts, and listens to what we are truly saying when no one else is really listening.
When we reflect upon the incredible truth that our
Heavenly Father has provided a means by which we can intimately know Him, it
becomes life's most precious discovery. In The Quiet Place we can walk with our
God and know that He wants to spend time with us, is never too busy to listen,
and that He will heal our wounded hearts, and fill our weary soul with His
unfailing love. That is amazing Grace.
In Part I of this topic we reflected on the role of
a father in being to his children a catalyst to lead them to the Father Heart
of our Heavenly Father. In this second Part the focus is more personal to
fathers everywhere. This is especially for those who have struggled as a
father, and don't see a way to resolve some of the issues that have been a
heavy burden upon their heart.
Looking Back on our Role as a Father
Work through your Regrets when
you have done all you could
Thank your Heavenly Father this Father’s Day for the
years that you did have with your child or children. If they are not seeking
after God, you have a mighty arsenal at your disposal 24 hours a day. You can
fervently keep praying for them to get right with God.
Work through your Guilt if
you have Failed as a Father
failures that we may have made as a father, we must go to our children and make them
right. It is never too late to do so. Take the initiative to make them right with your children if
it is all possible on this Father’s Day, and ask them for forgiveness. I know the
painfulness of this pathway myself. As father's we know the shortcomings, the long absences through a
driven work ethic that denied a child time with his father, the unnecessarily harsh
parenting, or the far too lenient parenting. Make it right today.
Work through your Pain if
you have lost a child
If you are facing Father’s Day having lost a child,
the Heavenly Father knows just how you feel. One day, long ago, he too lost a
son. Find comfort in His Father Heart. Spend time in The Quiet Place and share
your tears with Him. He understands your heartache and desires to comfort you.
be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God
of all comfort, 4 who comforts us in all our affliction so that we will be able
to comfort those who are in any affliction with the comfort with which we
ourselves are comforted by God.“
(II Corinthians 1:3-4)
Work through Rejection if your kids want nothing to do with you
If you are all alone this Father’s Day, in truth you
are not alone. There are many hurting fathers across the world today that feel
as you do and whose children for one reason or another have rejected them. Pray for them. Take
your wounded heart to your Heavenly Father and worship Him today. Give your
children to Him and become the man they still need as their father, one step at a time.
Work through letting go if you are at the end of your Journey
If on this Father’s Day, you are at the end of your
journey here on earth, prepare to meet your Heavenly Father if you have not
already done so. Clear the slate once and for all and accept His forgiveness.
Release your children and or grandchildren to Him, and ask Him to bring them into the
Kingdom, any who have strayed, and to protect any who have been faithful to
continue to steadfastly follow Him. Your work is done now…get to know your Heavenly Father in a
personal intimate way in The Quiet Place.
Revering our Heavenly Father
Remember your Heavenly Father on Father’s Day
In reality, our children are on loan to us for a
very short time. They belong to The Heavenly Father. Dedicate your children to
Him and do all that you can to be an influence upon their lives that will lead
them to His Father’s Heart. Whether you have been faithful in doing this in the
past or not, begin today to make Father’s Day His Day in their lives and yours.
is a Day of Liberation
Our Heavenly Father found a way to provide freedom to
Spirit of the Lord God (Translated YHWH) is upon me, because the Lord has
anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the
brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to
proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God.”(Isaiah 61:1)
Today is a Day
Heavenly Father found a way to lead us to His Comfort
"To comfort all
who mourn, to grant those who mourn in Zion, giving them a garland instead of
ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, the mantle of
praise instead of a spirit of fainting."
Today is a Day
Heavenly Father found a way to establish His Calling
"So they will be
called oaks of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that He may be
glorified.” (Isaiah 61:1-3)
this be the best Father’s Day you have ever had
in your whole life. Pray to and worship your "Abba Father," and tend to
those Oaks of Righteousness in your family and make them a priority in
your life over all other distractions that can easily eat up a man's