My Grace-Full Life

6.16.19 Praise & Prayer Prompt: Father’s Day

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• Y’all have heard me say this before, but whenever a holiday comes around, my inner-rebel does not want to write about it.
It feels like I’m being a conformist.
But as we celebrate earthly fathers today, it’s also an opportunity to reflect on the ultimate father—our Heavenly Father.
Psalm 103:13 says, “As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.”
I’m sure you know that the use of “fear” in scripture isn’t really about being afraid, but is about awesome respect for God’s power and glory.
I remember as a little girl that I had incredible respect for my grandfather’s authority.
As a child, or even as a teenager, I wouldn’t have described it that way…
But he was big and strong.
I thought he could do anything.
As I looked up to my Papo, with respect and admiration, so much more should we look that way at our Heavenly Father.
He is the biggest, the strongest, and the only one who can literally do anything.
His compassion for us is so great, that He allowed His own son to die for us so that we could be redeemed!
That is a level of compassion most of us would never have the strength to offer.
But in Matthew 7:9-11, Jesus said, “Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are 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!”
When we ask our Heavenly Father to help us, He has promised to hear us and help us.
And He has given us the way to salvation and eternal life through Jesus.
What good gift could possibly be better?
Today, as you pray, thank God for being the greatest Father any of us could hope for.
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you maintain overwhelming awe of His greatness and all He’s done for you.

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