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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 7:9'11 WEB.

    Many people I talk with have a problem trusting or drawing near to our Heavenly Father. Often it is 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. They don't trust their dads.

    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." Along with an engraving of a hammer and a handsaw, for he was a life-long carpenter.

    My Dad had a hard life. By the time he was twelve years old, he was already on his own. Dad stayed in a share cropper's barn at night and worked the fields for him during the day. Later, he learned carpentry, got married, and had three sons. I was the youngest. Mom left before my first birthday, and Dad struggled to raise three kids on his own. Yet, even after we were grown, he would check on each of his sons every day. If one of us was building a porch, Dad was there to help. If I was changing a transmission, then he wanted to be under the car with me.

    Dad was always there, and he wanted only the best for us. He was a man of his word, and if he promised you something, he would do it, whether that was good or bad. He always taught us we could do anything that we set our minds to do. Whether it was building a house or rebuilding an engine. He would take the time to show you how if you asked him. And if he had never done it, then we would figure it out together. Together we would build houses, rebuild boat motors, and replace clutch packs in motorcycles. Anything was possible with enough work.

    When I came to know our Heavenly Father, I found He and Dad had a lot in common. For me, it was a pretty easy transition. If my own earthly Dad told me that he would do something, he would do it. If I asked him for help, he would help. Would my Heavenly Father do less?

    Our Heavenly Father is like the best of our Dads with none of the bad. He is always there for us, and He only wants the best for us all the time. The Lord will help us, teach us, and give us the resources to fulfill our dreams. If we don't yet have one, then He will help us find our purpose. He rejoices in our victories and loves to see us overcome the obstacles in our life for we learn from them. Our Heavenly Father loves us, and He only wants the best for His children. You can safely 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. Please 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!

    Note: "If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land." (2 Chron 7:14) ~ If you have a prayer need, we are here for you! We and the prayer team are ready to lift you up at our private prayer page: RHM Prayer Network


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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Same here....... I was blessed with my Heavenly Father and earthly Father too who passed on too..... Amen
Oct 30
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Wonderful! Amen 

Oct 30
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen, Father I Thank You for loving me

Oct 30
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. Thank You Heavenly Father and my Guardian Angels. Thank You for Blessing me everyday. Amen

Oct 30
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Sherri McGraw
Sherri McGraw

Amen, Thank you God. My dad taught me many things, how to change a tire, change the oil in my car. When you're a 16yo girl with your first car and know absolutely nothing about cars, those things come in handy. One of the things he taught me, which has come in handy over the years, is electrical work. He was a certified electrion and I'm glad he took the time to teach me what he did. Have a blessed day all.

Oct 30
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus for all our blessings.We love and worship you. Amen 

Oct 30
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus name amen 

Oct 30
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Good Morning 

Oct 30
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen,  Thank you Father in Heaven 

Oct 30
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Funny today is my Dad's Birthday and I just prayed for him and honored him on FB. 101 years old in Heaven. I love him still. Thank you God for him. He wasn't perfect but he was a kind soul. God bless you Papi. 

Oct 30
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 30
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 30
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

I am so grateful for my Heavenly Father and my earthly Father too who has passed on! Amen.

Oct 30
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Scott Riegelmann
Scott Riegelmann

I'm so grateful for my heavenly father as my earthly father was an abuser and without the love and mercy of my heavenly father I'm sure I wouldn't be here today, Thank you Jesus for laying down your life for me! Amen

Oct 30
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

What a tribute to your dad, Pastor Dion! Thanks for providing a pause for me to visit memories of my dad, too! Praising our Heavenly Father this morning! Draw my heart to You, Dear Father! In Jesus' name, Amen

Oct 30
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Heavenly Father I thank You for being the greatest Dad of all, You also gave me an earthly Dad who showed me about the good  and the bad of this world and I am passing it to my own family as well. If I need Your help You are always there helping and leading me through life, in Jesus Christ name, Amen. 

Excellent devotional and testimony Pastor, thank you and Sylvia, God bless you both. 

Oct 30
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

My earthly dad was a difficult person to know. I want to believe th.at he loved me yet there always seemed to be so many conditions to his love. Perhaps unconditional love can only be found in Jesus Christ!

Oct 30
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! I rejoice with you, dear Pastor Dion, for the Lord God, our loving Heavenly Father gave you a wonderful and caring earthly Dad! And I'm joining you in thanking and praising our dear Heavenly Father who gave both of us such wonderful, loving and caring Dads!!! Also, I'm asking for prayer, there is so much going on right now with my family right here and my family overseas that I cannot even put it into words! I don't even have time to go online with my beloved RHM family, had to miss the last Wed. prayer meeting and it looks like I may have to miss next Wed's as well! Love and prayers to each and everyone, Liesel

Oct 30
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Praying for you and your family, Liesel ❤️

Oct 31
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Thank you so much, Cathy!!! (L)

Nov 3
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes, amen Lord Jesus, amen 

Oct 30
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 30