Yesterday, in the USA, we celebrated Father’s Day. I spent much of last week thinking about my father. He had a stroke when he was 52 years old that left him paralyzed on the left side of his body and unable to speak. I was 28 years old at the time.
My dad loved his three children. He gave us a great education, disciplined us when we needed it, and provided us with a secure home. He was a protector and provider. After the stroke, I spent at least one day, each week, visiting him in the hospital. He could communicate by nodding his head or by squeezing my hand. It was painful watching his body slowly wither, yet each visit was still filled with love and the special bond we held.
He lived this way for three years, until one day, I pulled up the bed sheet to check on his feet. His paralyzed foot was almost black. After a few moments of silence, I looked into his eyes and asked a question that I never thought I would ask him, “Dad, are you ready to go to heaven? Would you like me to pray that you will go soon?” He nodded, “Yes,” and so I prayed.
God was merciful, and later that night, my father quietly entered Heaven.
I thank God for my dad’s life and the impact he had on mine. Now, I am daring to ask God to help me be a good father to my children and leave a lasting legacy on their lives.
Friend, have you thought about your legacy? Have you considered the important opportunity that you have to influence future generations?
Comment below or Write me, and share about the legacy you hope to leave.
Dare to Ask God,
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?
Everyone who receives Christ and believes in His name is a member of the family of God. Have you received Jesus in your life?
Hallelujah! We get to celebrate Christ’s resurrection this Easter! I have seen the tomb, the accounts are true: It is empty!
New series! Family is the foundation for all cultures and originates from the Bible. Is your family a priority in your life?
God’s vision for our life will always include seeing a need in the life of another person and loving them. Who needs your love today?
God tells Joshua three times in four verses to “be strong and have courage!” Will you trust in God today?