You may have mixed emotions on Father’s Day…watch and be reminded of the Perfect Father.
“Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others.” Colossians 3:13, NLT
“Honor your father and mother —which is the first commandment with a promise— ‘so that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth.’ Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord” Ephesians 6:2-4, NIV
One of the hinge points of life is that our identity is so dependent upon father. The secret is to base our identity on how the perfect Father relates to us, not our human father. Human fathers can do great good and great harm. The perfect Father in Heaven designed us, sacrificed for us and saved us. Drawing toward Him and accepting His love does the greatest good for our identity and life.
The perfect Father in Heaven designed us, sacrificed for us and saved us. Drawing toward Him and accepting His love does the greatest good for our identity and life.
Forgiveness sets us free. It does not ignore reality or pain, but it moves beyond it. Draw on God’s forgiveness. Write down the hurt and pain caused by your dad. Forgive it. Then, shred or burn the list.
Write a letter to your dad to honor him as your dad and thank him. Seek anything good and appreciate it. God does good things in us when we forgive and honor our parent.
For inspiration, go to HonorYourFathertoday.com for stories about fatherhood, healing, and growth. You may even want to post your own video honoring your father.
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