Encouraging fathers and honoring dads is what the upcoming Father's Day is all about.
A Father's love and blessing for his children is the subject of a blog post over at WhatsInTheBible.com by Jesse Smith; helping us celebrate Father's Day and our relationship with God our heavenly Father.
Psalm 139: 7-12 and Numbers 6 are the Bible references used for encouraging fatherhood and the blessing of their children.
A Father's Love and Blessing for His Children
Jesse shares his encouragement with importance of searching our children's hearts and thoughts...
"I have two boys and I desperately want them to understand how much God loves them and that they have a place in His story; how can I help them be more like Christ is consistently at the front of my thoughts..."
"Psalm 139 begins by acknowledging the Lord knows us, he has searched us. I can’t know my child’s inner thoughts, but I can ask.
My first step in this journey was to begin to ask them about their heart..." (read more)
He then goes onto share the importance of speaking blessings into our children's lives...
"It has also been incredible to see how important this has become to them. We still struggle with what to say at times, but I can tell that the blessings are speaking to their inmost being..." (read more)
He begins to wrap up with encouraging fathers as they face the challenge of shaping their children's worldview...
"Our children, as are we, are bombarded by a culture that is trying to shape the way they see the world. Culture desperately wants them to see man as the center and it is imperative that they see a loving Creator as the center – they were made by God and for God. The battle with worldview can’t be fully explored in a closing section but we must help our children know that even though they are the crowning glory of God’s creation, Christ is to have preeminence and supremacy in our lives..." (read more)
"Where can I go from your Spirit?
Where can I flee from your presence?
If I go up to the heavens, you are there;
if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.
If I rise on the wings of the dawn,
if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me,
your right hand will hold me fast.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me
and the light become night around me,”
even the darkness will not be dark to you;
the night will shine like the day,
for darkness is as light to you."
-- Psalm 139:7-12 NIV
Happy Father's Day to all you dads!
May a father's love and blessing for his children shine bright in your family and be an encouragement to all who see!
~ Be Inspired to Be an Inspiration ~
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