The Light Daily Devotional – What Fathers should be
Focus: What Fathers should be
WORD FOR TODAY
Not all men can be regarded as fathers. The dignity of manhood is only exhibited in men who fulfill their duties as fathers!
“Each man will be like a shelter from the wind and a refuge from the storm, like streams of water in the desert and the shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land.” (Isaiah 32:2 NIV).
Fathers are men who have a sense of responsibility. There will be a great loophole in the life of a child who lacks the impact of a father. The expectation of God for all men is highlighted below:
1. A shelter from the wind: The man should be a shelter in every situation of unrest. He must be able to guide his home against every wind that sweeps men away from the purpose of God.
2. A refuge from the storm: the man is expected to be the priest of his home by declaring the counsel of God to his children. He should be able to provide satisfactory relief under God in times of storms.
3. A stream of water in the desert: The Man is expected to promptly meet the (spiritual, financial, academic etc) needs of his children as when due.
4. The shadow of a great rock in a thirsty land: He must live up to be a remarkable blessing and a man that cannot be ignored. His children must have confidence in the fact that he exists for them as a father.
We do not just call God our father. He has lived up to the above requirement. As a man the Lord also wants you to measure up within the limit of your capacity. As a woman, the Lord is opening your eyes to what you should expect in a man and prayerfully making it possible in your home. A home is naked and unsecured until the head (man) comes into conformity to the standard required by God. A man is very sick when he becomes irrelevant in his own home.
+ What type of father are you?
Prayer: Lord! Help all fathers to live up to their expectations in Jesus’ name. Amen!
Emphasis: A man is a father not because he is a man who has a wife but because he performs the duty of a father!
Have a Stunning Week Ahead!