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Dads

  • Or who is there among you, who, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, who will give him a serpent? If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him! Matthew 7:9 WEB

    Many people that I talk with have a problem trusting, or drawing near to our heavenly Father, because their own earthly fathers mistreated them, abused them, abandoned them, or made them feel worthless. As they grew up, they built a wall between them and their fathers to protect themselves, and they find it difficult to trust him.

    Fortunately, I had the world's greatest dad. He has passed on now, but my brothers and I had those words inscribed on his tombstone: 'The World's Greatest Dad' between an engraving of a hammer and a saw, because he was a carpenter.

    My dad had a hard life and by twelve he was on his own, living in a share cropper's barn, and working the fields during the day. Later, he learned carpentry, got married and had three sons. Mom left before my first birthday, but dad struggled to raise his three sons on his own and even after we were grown, he would check on each of his sons every day. If one of of us was building a porch, he was there to help. If another of us was changing a transmission, then he was under the car with you.

    Dad was always there, always wanted the best for us, and to the letter, if he promised you something, he would do it, whether that was good or bad. He always taught us that we could do anything that we set our mind to do, whether it was to build a house or rebuild an engine, anything was possible. He would take the time to show you how if you asked him, or if he had never done it, then we would figure it out together.

    When I came to know our heavenly Father, I found that they had a lot in common and for me, it was a pretty easy transition. If my own dad told me that he would do something, he would do it. Would my heavenly Father do less?

    Our heavenly Father is all of the good and so much more, with none of the bad. He is always there for us. He only wants the best for us all the time. He will help us, teach us, and give us the resources to fulfill our dreams. If we don't have a dream, then He will give us one of those to. He rejoices in our victories and He loves to see us over come the obstacles in our life and learn from them. Our Father loves us, and He only wants the best for His children. You can put Your trust in Him.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me when I need You. I pray that You show Yourself strong in my life, strengthen me, and help me overcome the challenges that I face. Draw my heart to You and break down the walls between us, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen,  I'm standing on the promises of Yahuah.

July 31, 2017
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Audry Reddy
Audry Reddy

Amen! I am so glad God is always there for me!!

 

July 31, 2017
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 31, 2017
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

I believe this to be true, Father please help my unbeliefe.

July 31, 2017
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen

July 31, 2017
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen

July 31, 2017
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Amen 

July 31, 2017
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David and Dianna Wyles
David and Dianna Wyles

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me when I need You. I pray that You show Yourself strong in my life, strengthen me, and help me overcome the challenges that I face. Draw my heart to You and break down the walls between us, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen Lead me Father, I need your guidance, discernment, and divine intervention in my life today*♡* Amen Thank you

July 31, 2017
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen 

July 31, 2017
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Carol Pady
Carol Pady

Amen!

July 31, 2017
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Amen! I do trust in You, Lord. Please give me the patience to wait on Your promises for me!

July 31, 2017
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David &amp; Dianna Earlywine
David & Dianna Earlywine

I believe and trust you Jesus.You are magnificent.I love and worship you. Amen 

July 31, 2017
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Roseanne Braverman
Roseanne Braverman

Good morning Sylvia and Pastor.  I hope your A/C is fixed and you're home is nice and cool.

July 31, 2017
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Sylvia Todd
Sylvia Todd

Thank you so much, Roseanne, it is fixed now, thank God <3!

July 31, 2017
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

My dad was paralyzed on his right side when I was two years old. He lost his business and my mom had to go to school and work to support our family. Dad became our caregiver and as the oldest, I became his hands, feet, and voice. I loved my dad so much and we shared such a wonderful relationship. Thanks, Pastor Dion, for bringing this memory this morning. God is amazing!

July 31, 2017
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Amen.Thank You Lord.

July 31, 2017
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Rose Sicilia
Rose Sicilia

Amen 

July 31, 2017
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Chris Decker
Chris Decker

This is beautiful made me cry.

July 31, 2017
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I too have the "Greatest Dad"  He is our breadwinner together with my Mom.  We were one among the poorest in the Philippines and we manage to get through life.  My parents are both resting now, but thier memories will always be in our heart.  I Praise and give thanks to GOD OUR FATHER ALMIGHTY for always being there for us in  our poorest days.  We are all okay now (all my siblings) Thank you LORD GOD for guiding us, teaching us, helping us, and giving us a beautiful life. TO GOD BE THE GLORY

July 31, 2017
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!!

July 31, 2017
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Diane Symborski✝
Diane Symborski✝

Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me when I need You. I pray that You show Yourself strong in my life, strengthen me, and help me overcome the challenges that I face. Draw my heart to You and break down the walls between us, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen. <3

 

Thank for Father for always looking out for me and my needs. Helping me see through what I have to to do what I need too. Helping to grow closer to you and break down those walls to help my heart grow so close to you that it will make my faith so strong. When my faith gets so strong there be be noting that I take in that's not fro you, Father. I love and thank you my dear, Father/Abba. Amen <3

 

Thank you Pastor for todays powerful devotion. :-)

July 31, 2017
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Ticardo Williams
Ticardo Williams

Amen.  Praise God!  Thanks Pastor Todd!  Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me when I need You. I pray that You show Yourself strong in my life, strengthen me, and help me overcome the challenges that I face. Draw my heart to You and break down the walls between us, in the Name of Jesus Christ I pray.  Amen.

August 1, 2017
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Janet Marsh-Lord
Janet Marsh-Lord

Amen.I put my trust in you Lord.

August 1, 2017