Heavenly father, we are gracious to You for a brand new day; new week ahead of us. Father, we thank You for all that have done for us. Blessed be Thy Holy Name forever.
You are worthy to be glorified, You are Worthy of our praise. Thank You for Your Faithfulness in the lives of Your children. Thanking You especially for gifts of the Fathers.
You made them overseer in every home, they are your representative in the families. What a great honour to all the fathers. We therefore acknowledges every father in the house and father’s to be. Your place, let another not take in Jesus Name!
We also want to help our fathers to occupy this position which have been entrusted into their hands by exposing some truth which the devil veiled and led them into deceit. Please spare out time to send this to your male contacts to help them escape all snares of the devil and guide them into God’s truth.
Dear beloved fathers, how have you been fulfilling this role of fatherhood entrusted into your hands? Have you been faithful as expected? Have you been sincere and fair to all concerned? Have you been diligent and protective over your home? Do you have respect for God in this ministry He gave to you or have you been abusive of the privilege?
We have some many bible accounts of those used by God and their families still turn out to be great. In Act 21:8; there we met a man named “Philip the evangelist, who had four daughters, virgins, which did prophesy”. Wow! Four daughters who were all virgins and God appointed them into the office of the prophet which is among the five fold ministry (Rom 12:6-8).
Is someone seeing what I am seeing here? Is this still possible in our time? When most fathers who are blessed with daughters marries another woman to bear him a male child that will carry on their name when they are gone. They neglect their female children which sometimes exposes them to dangers simply because they are female. What a pity.
This great man of God understood whom God is. He also understood that it was a privilege to be blessed by God. He played his role in the lives of his children irrespective of their sex. Despite his great task of soul winning into the kingdom which entails moving from one place to another, he ensured the chastise of his daughters by teaching and guiding them in the way of the God he professed. Then God honoured him by calling all of his daughters to be ministers in His vineyard in the office of prophets.
So many have gone astray because of man-made norms in the society. So many have torn their homes apart, some have chosen the path of destruction and displaced themselves before God just in the name of securing a heir to their estate and satisfying their own ego. Men and brethren, who is the builder of all things? (Heb 3:4)
Ever been beside a dying one? Do they ever recall their possessions? It is so unfortunate how the devil has blinded many and leading them to hell willingly (Jn 12:40; 2 Cor 4:3-4).
As a father, are we compassionate? This is the hallmark of Christ. Many of the miracles performed by our Lord Jesus Christ was basically on compassion (Matt 9:36; 14:14; 15:32; Matt 20:34; Mk 1:41).
So many fathers have driven their children to destruction because of tolling a hard line attitude. Is very important we give room to accommodate some things in the life of our spouses and children. Is it possible for your child to tell the truth irrespective of the punishment that will be melted to him or her. Can this child earn your confidence instead of putting you into trouble by lying because daddy and mummy can never accommodate the truth. Mind you the deed had been done but the truth will heal the wound faster than otherwise.
So many fathers are good outside their homes while they care less about what happens in their individual homes. This is a clarion calling to all our fathers to take heed while it is day less the evening comes when it will be too late to undo what they have done.
How faithful have you been to the woman of your youth? How often have you drank water from the cistern that belongs to another?
Come with me as we bring again to you how to be “one woman’s man”:
How To Remain A “One Woman Man”
The Scriptures require spiritual leaders to be a “One woman man.” (1 Timothy 3:2). Here are a few suggestions that may prove helpful:
EYES — Remember the song, “I Only Have Eyes for You“? We must determine to only “look” at our wives. Lustful gazes are acts of adultery. (Matthew 5:29; Job 31:1)
- S. Lewis said, “If you look at ham and eggs with lust, you already have committed breakfast.“
EARS — How easily we can be sexually stimulated by what we hear. Proverbs cautions us, “For the lips of an adulteress drip honey, and her speech is smoother than oil.” (Proverbs 5:3)
LIPS — A man committed to his wife does not flatter other women: “Whoever flatters his neighbor is spreading a net for his feet.” (Proverbs 29:5)
HANDS — Paul admonishes us to “Treat… younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.” (1 Timothy 5:2). The manner in which we relate physically to our sisters should serve as a guideline in our association with other women.
FEET — We can easily identify with the statement, “I can resist anything but temptation.” Perhaps that’s why the Scriptures warn us to “Flee youthful lusts… ” (2 Timothy 2:22a)
David stood and looked at naked Bathsheba and ended up committing adultery and murder. By contrast, Joseph fled Potifer’s seductive wife and remained pure. (2 Samuel 11; Genesis 39)
MIND — It is only by the renewing of the mind that we can expect to live a pure life: “Let God re-mold your minds from within, so that you may prove in practice that the plan of God for you is good… ” (Romans 12:2b – Philips Translation) God’s Word is central to the renewal process.
QUESTION: Are you allowing anything into your mind that is making the renewal process unnecessarily difficult?
HEART — Wise old Solomon cautioned us, “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.” (Proverbs 4:23)
Thus, emotional involvement with a person of the opposite sex is often an early step in the process that culminates in the act of adultery.
QUESTION: Does your present attitude and pattern of behavior indicate a deep resolve to remain a “ONE WOMAN MAN“? (adapted from FOTM)
Finding it difficult to forgive your spouse? Come let us examine the message below. One of my sister recently did something that blew off my feet. This singular act of hers’ healed my wound and helped me to obey God despite the hurting. It will only take God to do what she is currently doing and I prayed that all grace be made abound for her to carry on till victory is won, Amen! I would have share it on this platform if I have had her permission before now but let’s leave it as it is for another occasion will call for it. Praise God.
I believed someone will get healed and begin to obey God despite the hurting. Loving someone can sometime be very painful especially when you have reasons to do otherwise but wait until we go through the message below then you will agree with me that it is better to drop off that load, it does worth the pain you are going through;
How Am I Doing In Expressing Love To Those The Closest To Me?
“If I speak with the eloquence of men and of angels, but have no love, I become no more than blaring brass or crashing cymbal.
“If I have the gift of foretelling the future and hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but the very secrets of God, and if I also have absolute faith which can move mountains, but have no love, I achieve precisely nothing.
“This love of which I speak is slow to lose patience – it looks for a way of being constructive.
“It is not possessive: it is neither anxious to impress nor does it cherish inflated ideas of its own importance.
“Love has good manners and does not pursue selfish advantage.
“It is not touchy.
“It does not keep account of evil or gloat over the wickedness of other people. On the contrary, it is glad with all good men when truth prevails.
“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything.
“It is in fact the one thing that still stands when all else has fallen.“
Can you repeat this with me “Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything”
Men and brethren if you are standing before the judgment seat of God, will you stand this last statement of love or will you be found wanting when you are weighed?
Please if you are a father read Ps 31: I -5 and turn it into pray.
As much as we are talk to the fathers, we are also talking to ourselves individually and collectively. It is a good way to start the week. I mean talking about love.
This week is blessed in the name of the Lord as the Lord takes us through, may we have very course to praise him both now and forever. Receive strength to do it right wherever you have been missing it before now in Jesus Name. Stop looking back; that is why you are moving forward. Forget what is behind begin to journey afresh, God will still make right for you in Jesus Name.
Someone is healed right now. Share with if the Spirit of God have lifted a burden from up your shoulder.
Remain blessed in the Lord.
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