Wednesday, June 13 2018
This Sunday is Father’s(DAD) Day!
The History of DAD Day started in 1910 by Senora Dodd who had lost her mom when she was very young but had a great father, raising her and all her siblings! Dodd thought her DAD along with the many DADs needed a day to recognize all DADs everywhere that were more than just present but the DAD. Thus Father’s (DAD) Day got it's origin!
Remember, being a real DAD means:
DADs...When I was kid… my favorite toys were:
When my parents were together:
I thought the greatest gift was the next- toy
When they got divorced:
I discovered that the greatest gift was- Time…because I was with my Dad only every other week
Sunday nights…leaving my Dad
I would run to my room and turn on all the lights and radio
… I called my Dad every day… I worried about my Dad…I think I was sad, because I felt my dad’s sadness
Even now, on Sunday nights I feel sometimes anxious…
Not because of the new work week ahead, but because I still remember how hard it was to say goodbye to my Dad
When you are a kid, 2 weeks is a long- Time
Scripture: Matthew 6:21:
“For where your treasure is there your heart will be also...”
DADs...Where is your treasure?
God wants you to “treasure”above all…a relationship with Him, which is Time
I wonder if God feels the same sadness on Sunday nights or the many other times when we don’t take Him with us
How is it that we sometimes allow what should matter the least to substitute for what matters most?
How do we allow our stuff, our busyness, and our things, our broken relationships - to harden our hearts, our heart condition and affect our relationship with Him?
Scripture: Romans 12:2:
“Do not conform to the patterns of this world-but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is-His good, pleasing and perfect will…”
DADs…on this Father’s(DAD) Day reflect upon your heart condition?
How is it with your soul?
Where are your Treasures?
Who or what needs MORE of your Precious Time?
Happy Father’s (DAD) Day men.
Thank you for being the DAD that God has called you to be!!