Sunday, June 17, 2012


   Happy Father's Day to any of you fathers that might read my blog now and then!

 What a huge blessings Fathers are! I am so thankful to have a wonderful father, be married to a loving and fun father for my children and most of all to be loved by my heavenly Father! I can't imagine life without fathers.

  Thinking of fathers made me think of these verses:

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. Honor your Father and Mother (which is the first commandment with a promise), so that it may be well with you, and that you may live long on the earth.

Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord."
Ephesians 6:1-4
 One thing that I am very thankful for to my father is how implicitly he followed verse 4. I don't think there was ever a time when did something to cause us to get angry and he certainly did the best he could (and I think he did a pretty good job) to bring us up knowing Jesus and striving to follow Him. It is my prayer that all fathers would strive to follow this verse.

I feel privileged to have the earthly father that I have but a far greater privilege is God's willingness to be my Father. This scripture explains it so well:

  There was the true light which, coming into the world, enlightens every man. He was in the world, and the world was made through Him, and the world did not know Him. He come to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name, who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:9-13

What a blessing this is! Have you chosen to be God's child?

1 comment:

Clint Baker said...

Such wonderful verses! Thank you!


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