God's Roadmap

Now may the Lord Jesus Christ and our Father God, who loved us and in his wonderful grace gave us eternal comfort and a beautiful hope that cannot fail, encourage your hearts and inspire you with strength to always do and speak what is good and beautiful in his eyes (2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 TPT).

Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Perfect Father

by Barbara Latta

How we desire to be perfect parents. Women compare themselves to the Proverbs 31 woman and men want to be an example of our heavenly Father to their children.
Men want to be perfect fathers

As we strive to do better each time we make a mistake, we can find ourselves walking in guilt and condemnation because we haven’t measured up. But with each misstep comes forgiveness, comfort, and a handful of healing balm if we will humble ourselves before our Father in heaven.

The examples of our patriarchs can teach us honoring God and following Him can bring the blessings of heaven to our children despite our failures.

Abraham tried to rush the plan of God by having children with Sarah’s maid, Hagar (Genesis 16:4). But when the time was right, God still brought Isaac, the promised child to him (Genesis 21:2).
Isaac and Rebekah were divided in their treatment of their two sons, but God brought twelve tribes out of Jacob to create a nation (Genesis 25:28)

Jacob’s favoritism to Joseph caused jealousy among his other sons (Genesis 37:3), but God brought redemption to the family through Joseph’s position in Egypt (Genesis 45:7).

David’s lack of discipline to his children resulted in one of his son’s committing the rape of a sister bringing murder and a threat to the kingdom (I Samuel 13:14).

None of the biblical saints were perfect parents, but despite their mistakes the perfect Father used them mightily.

Do you want to know the perfect Father? Look to Jesus.“I and the Father are one” (John 10:30).
Jesus represents the Father

Do you want to be the perfect Father? Look to Jesus.“I in them, and You in Me: that they may be made perfect in one, and that the world may know that you have sent Me, and have loved them as You have loved Me” (John 17:23).

Jesus assured us if we believe in Him we are secure in the Father. “And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish: neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand” (John 10:28).

Dwell in the perfect Father and have a Happy Father’s Day!

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