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,
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?
Lives were changed because Nehemiah was faithful to God’s vision for his life. Be encouraged! Seek God’s plan for your life. Take action, and you will also be a History Maker!
How do you know what your next step is to meet the need and accomplish the vision? Great action begins with making clear goals. Find out here how to make SMART goals.
Nehemiah acknowledged God’s power and took the next step in obedience and faith. He made the decision to follow God’s calling, will you? Check out this weeks post!
Are you burdened today? Burdens provide passion for a vision to be achieved. What would you attempt for God if you knew you would not fail?
Many of us see needs around us, but few actually feel those needs! Read this week's Dare to Ask God to hear how you can move from seeing to feeling!
What is the first step to discovering God’s vision for your life? Find out here!
Nehemiah felt as though all the odds were against him. He was powerless, but he knew he served a powerful God. Do you feel powerless? Have you turned to the One who is all powerful?