Today, Father’s Day, we have something a little different and special (especially for me). I hope it tickles and touches you as it did me. I send the devotional to my daughters, 2 teens and an 8yo….in the beginning, my 8 year old didn’t know I was writing some of them, so she replied to Lighthouse, “hi i wish there were kids devotions. i would read them more”, ggb(8yo). I replied to her, “you sound pretty wise, can you write me one for kids?” This is what she sent (her punctuation and words!):
In troubled times, don’t you wonder, is God really up there helping me? Is he really trying to resolve this problem? Well, did you ever try praying to him? God knows you have that problem, but God wants you to ask him to help. Also, the more you pray about it, the more he’ll help. The closer to God you are, the more he’ll help, and I don’t men closer like in distance. I mean the more you like God or go to church or talk with Him or work with Him. Just like with your friends. The more you play together, the closer you are with them, right? It’s just like God. But if you see no difference, don’t be alarmed because God has the perfect plan and every thing He does is for the best.
Maybe not theologically perfect, but pretty darn good.
Will you play with your kids today? How about spending some time to play…I mean literally play with God a bit and enjoy Him.
A happy father’s day to all the Stepping Stones community and all your father’s.
Abba, Abba, our divine, heavenly Father God,
You are the perfect Father, and I am so thankful You are the father to my girls and they have accepted Your Son as their savior. Thank you for allowing me to be their earthly guardian. Please continue to grow and purify me…help me to endure the difficult times of that purifying process so I can be a great Father to them… and give them an appetizer to the buffet table of your amazing grace and love. Please protect them from the evil one and help me teach them You and Your Word, so they can be an arrow prepared for Your use…. attacking the evil one and protecting our family and friends as well. Thank You for making up for my mistakes and being the father to them where I fall short.
In Jesus’ obedient name – AMEN
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth.
And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
“Whoever receives one such child in my name receives me, but whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.
and they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them. But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.