Another Fathers Day Behind Us

Jun 19, 2012   //   by Pastor Tony Zibolski   //   Pastor's Corner  //  No Comments

Good morning, everyone.

Another great service Sunday, Father’s Day! A day we lift up and remember to thank our fathers for all the great things they do for us. For some, it’s a day to remember what our fathers did for us as we gather up all the memories and keepsakes that we have treasured in our hearts. As some of you know, this week the Lord would not let me get away from the message of prayer and the power of prayer to a believer’s life. In Jesus’ priestly prayer to HIs Father recorded in John chapter 17, Jesus prayed for Himself, for His disciples, and for each one of us as future believers.

The acronym P.U.S.H comes to my mind: Pray Until Something Happens! Why is it that prayer is usually the last thing we do instead of being the first thing we do? Maybe because we really need to learn that God cares, God listens, and God responds to His children. He really is a great Father! There is power in prayer and there is power in the name of Jesus in which we should be praying. It is the most important weapon in a believer’s arsenal.  He answers prayers in a variety of ways.

  1. Quickly. This is usually is the one that we like best. Unless, of course, it is not the answer we were hoping for!
  2. Later. “I have something for you but you must wait.” We settle for less than what the Lord is desiring many times because we are not willing to wait for His best.
  3. No. “No” is an answer. We may not like it, but it is a response and it is an answer from the Lord.

If, as another Father’s day goes by, maybe you have experienced that your children have not even picked up the phone, be ebncouraged! Your heavenly Father has acknowledged what you are doing and sees what you have done. You may be longing for heaven, but it is here on earth that you are doing the work of the Lord.  I’ll close my thought with words from the movie Courageous

Joshua: 24:15: As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children. I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home. I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God. I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will. I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory. –Excerpt from THE RESOLUTION, featured in the movie Courageous

I want this in my life–don’t you? If you’re a father, be encouraged! If you’re not a father, mentor someone that God has brought into your path.

In Jesus’ name! Amen.


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