The Role of the Father - Friday's Dose - 16th June 2017

“In the land of Uz there lived a man whose name was Job. This man was blameless and upright; he feared God and shunned evil” - (Job 1:1).

Thoughts for Today

Job is an excellent example of a man who loved his family and wanted God's best for each one of them. He also understood the role of the priesthood of the father and never hesitated to take responsibility for his loved ones.

He was up early in the morning, not so he could check the weather report or the stock market predictions. His first concern was not whether he could beat the traffic rush into work. He didn't turn on his computer to check his e-mail or log-in to read the Wall Street Journal. Instead, Job was up early in order to spend time with God. He worshiped the Lord and offered sacrifices for his wife and children. He was aware of their personal needs and he was a committed provider.

There are three things a man should do as a family priest:

1. He needs to cultivate a strong commitment to the Lord. God must be first in His life. If he has allowed anything to come before God, then he will not have the godly wisdom he needs to provide for those he loves.

2. He should cultivate compassion and be sensitive to his family's needs.

3. He needs to cultivate consistency. Job never swayed in his devotion, commitment, and love for the Lord, and you can have the same type of lifestyle.

If you are a single parent, God understands the challenges you are facing. If you simply cry out to the Him in difficult times, He will turn your trials into moments of blessing and praise. When you seek Him with your whole heart, He will come to your rescue as your faithful provider and living Lord, and give you a double portion of His strength.

Prayer: Our Loving Heavenly Father, show me how to pray for those I love and teach me more about You each day. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. Gratefully, In Jesus Loving Name I Pray, Amen.".

Have a Blessed Friday and God Bless you.
Courtesy : Daily Dose Devotionals Team