Daily Archives: June 15, 2013

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Thought for the Lord’s Day

Strength when you need it – a prayer for weary fathers: O Jacob, how can you say the Lord does not see your troubles? O Israel, how can you say God ignores your rights? Have you never heard? Have you never understood? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of all the earth. He never grows weak or weary. No one can measure the depths of his understanding. He gives power to the weak     and strength to the powerless. Even youths will become weak and tired,     and young men will fall in exhaustion. But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not […]

Fathers – the gospel or hypocrisy

Fathers you have a choice. You can lead your children with the grace of God’s word and Spirit or you can provoke them to anger. Things become unclear when fathers gauge the success of their leadership on the immediate responses of their children. The fruit of the gospel, that is the fruit of the Spirit, is not produced overnight. You child may obey because he is a people pleaser or is afraid of what might happen if he doesn’t.  Your goal must not be compliance. If it is, then one day you will be surprised by an angry child who will seemed to have appeared out of nowhere. God wants you to use his instructions, given with his motivations, and […]