To All Dads, Fathers to be, Father Figures and Men at large, this message is for you.
A few weeks back was Father’s day and sadly It is a day that is not celebrated much like Mother’s Day and the sole reason for that is some children don’t know their fathers (absent), some don’t know what it is like to have a good earthly father, some don’t have a close relationship with their fathers.. It is really sad though.
The world in which we live is filled with a majority of women that play the roles of mom and “dad” because dads disappear, don’t care, are abusive, etc
*excusing those whose dads have gone to the Heavenly Father*
Men, what happened to loving your kids. To being there for them. It’s sad that some men also assume their children don’t need them but actually they do.
We, as children, want both parents to be around including dads. Even if you aren’t married or in any sort of relationship with our moms, we want you there.
Bishop T.D Jakes gave a powerful message once concerning the qualities of a Father and he gave 5 which I will share with you but with my own verses and explainations.
Here they go:
A protector is someone who is trusted to ensure that trustees are unharmed in times of trouble. And God is surley a protector.
2 Thessalonians 3:3
“But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one.”
You see, God has already set the example for all fathers on how to be a father and it includes being a protector.
Pastor Craig Wilkinson told a story on Father’s Day, while sharing a message on Fatherhood, and the story was about a dad who stood infront of two ofhis daughters at a game reserve when lions were approaching as a protector while they were getting away. He also mentioned that A daughter/son should never have to face a “lion” on their own. “It is not mommy’s job but yours daddy.”
Someone who supplies/gives
“And My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus”
Dads are, amongst other things, providers. Fathers are also meant to provide for their families and their children and don’t get me wrong, I am not saying materialistic things only. Provide protection, love, teachings and discipline.
Someone who uplifts.
1 Peter 5:6
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you”
*exalt= lift you up/ uplift
Just like God lifts up His Children, dads too should be able to uplift their children. Yes, moms are natural nurturers and they probably do a better job at uplifting children especially when there is pain and hurt involved but sometimes we require the love of dad to be able to remind us of how strong we are and how we can make it through and we need to be able to have dad’s wings to hide under in these times. We require not only mom’s promotion/uplifting but dad’s too.
A servant of God.
Yes, they preach in a church but beforeall that they are servants.
And that is why Dads are priests because they serve under God to give teachings of God and life to their children. They are meant to teach their children the ways of Lord. Moms too but you get where I am going with this. He is also meant to serve their families.
Similar to my previous point. Dads are to teach and help their children according to the Word. God/ Jesus was a teacher. He gave teachings that to this day we as his children hold at heart and that is what dads should do. Teach your children lifelong lessons that last. _____________________________________
I was hoping to spark some sort of emotion through this message to all men.
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