So one again it was my day to speak at the senior centers and it was another hallmark holiday. So here's what I talked about as per my notes:
Today is Fathers Day, This to some it is a very special day. To me this take takes second place. The biggest parent day is of course Mothers day, because without them and GOD we would have no fathers, Sorry I regressed back to my feelings, Again today is fathers day
As we know a father wears many hats and is called many things, I thought and searched for things or qualities we must have and these are my top four,
1- The PROVIDER, the provider is charged with providing for his family. This by far is the number one job for a dad. In the bible Paul says "That if a man will not provide for his own he has denied the faith and is wore than an infidel" pretty powerful words and also totally true !!!
2- The Protector, fathers get honored this responsibility, they must become worthy whether the want to or not. It becomes there job to protect the flock and a true guardian they will need, the Lord will always be there for guidance But dads will be the front-line ground force
3- The pattern maker, As the leader a father must set the path, his footprints will guide the way to his children, when questions arise that mom cannot answer he must be there to respond. He must also show good habits, work responsibility, etc. This also includes bible study. Did you know that when a father is faithful to the LORD 73% of children will believe in the LORD. This number increases to 93% if both parents believe, show the father must be the pattern maker, which leads me to my fourth
4- The Priest, that's right I said the priest, A father must preach each and every day to his flock. In Deuteronomy 6:4-9 it says, "Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates."
Fathers our responsibility's are pretty great, But also AWESOME. Which in turn makes us awesome. Just remember when we need help or guidance the HEAVENLY father will enable us to be the father we should be. Commit to HIM and we will both remain AWESOME !!!
I feel it's only fitting that we all say the LORD's prayer together, So don't hesitate to speak aloud as we all pray together:
Our Father, who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done,
On earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive those who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power,
and the glory,
for ever and ever.
This is once again "Jeff da Plumber" saying until next time Peace OUT !!!