A child’s view of the Father God is greatly influenced by his or her earthly father.
Yet in our country the role of fathers if often discouraged and undervalued. Even popular television programming and media propagate the lie and cause it to continue to spread by generation that a father’s role can be superseded by the mother. This is not God’s will for He is our heavenly Father and we are to order our house as His family under His will in creating us for His purpose.
If a wife is undermining the role of the father, then she is not the virtuous woman exemplified in Proverbs 31 but is the spirit of Jezebel, an evil spirit that has conceived wickedness in her heart in imposing her will above the Father God’s.
Nehemiah 8:10 tells us that this day is holy to the Lord, and
“Don’t be dejected and sad, for the joy of the LORD is your strength!“
In the presence of the Lord is fullness of Joy and at His right hand, pleasures forever more. The joy of fatherhood is God-commanded and as a son honors his father, Praise is God-ordained
for it stills and silences the enemy–the lying accuser of our brethren.
It is time for the men of God to rise up and be the real fathers in fearless courage knowing that God is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we can ever hope or imagine. No more shall the joy of fatherhood be suppressed by the press and cultural myths. Neglect not the gift of fatherhood in the pursuit of worldly goals which are temporary in nature for children are a gift from God and blessed is the man who has many of them. A godly heritage is a blessing from the hand of the Father God!
Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
Mothers, listen to Psalm 78:4-7: “We will . . . tell to the coming generation the glorious deeds of the Lord, and his might, and the wonders he has done . . . that the next generation might know . . . so that they should set their hope in God.”
The living, the living–they praise You, as I am doing today; fathers tell their children about Your faithfulness.
Only be careful, and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them slip from your heart as long as you live. Teach them to your children and to their children after them.
We will not hide them from their children; we will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done.
“It is no secret what God can do. What He’s done for others, He’ll do for you. With arms wide open, He’ll welcome you. It is no secret, what God can do….”
The song “It Is No Secret,” Carl Stuart Hamblen
Since my youth, O God, You have taught me, and to this day I declare Your marvelous deeds.
Let us pray that the Lord will turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers.
Fear not little flock for it is the Father’s good will to give you the Kingdom!
Lord today we stand before you and recommit our lives afresh in the roles You have assigned us in the places You set us as fathers and mothers and children that honor You in all that we say, think and do.
We value one another in bonds of faithfulness and truth according to Your perfect will and encourage one another to fulfill Your perfect will for our families to rise up and be One in You that Your name which is above all other names be seen in us. For You promise in
2 Chronicles 7:14, that “if My people who are called by My name
will humble themselves and pray then I will hear from heaven and heal their land.”
In Jesus’ name we ask these things knowing that nothing is impossible with You. Abba Father Amen.