Another week is here and we are faced with new challenges but our God whose steadfast love never ceases will continue to be faithful and provide us with the right solutions.
Our Lighthouse Chapel International Memory Verse of the Week:
Ephesians 6:2 – 3
Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.
The Scripture didn’t say honour thy father and mother when they are good to you, when they care for you, and do all the wonderful things that parents do for their children, it just says honour so whether your father does not deserve to be called father , you are obliged to still honour him, whether he paid your school fees or not or he was just a “sperm donor” or he spent his money on alcohol and women, you are obliged by this Scripture to honor him (if you claim to be a Christian). It is the only commandment with a promise (Exodus 20:12) so realize that you are losing the promise of long life because you are dishonouring your father.
Dishonour comprises of even as little as despising him in your heart, reiterating all the bad things he has done and blaming him for the things you don’t have and you know the rest of the thinks you do and say.
I am a living testimony of honouring my father. My Father was not present in my life and I despised him . I think in January 2010, I openly told him that I will find it in my heart to forgive him for it but it still popped up in my mind from time to time.
One fine Sunday Morning on Father’s Day, Bishop Kevin Dapatem challenged us after his message to honour our fathers and see the blessings that will follow us. I still remember it was one of the first days I found myself crying while we prayed and I asked God for a new heart which I received and I am convinced that after that day I unlocked so many blessings that dishonour was blocking for me.
You may have even insulted your father, despised him in your heart even rained curses on him for been a bad father ( some of us are already walking in their footsteps , some of us may not even be half the father they were).Today is a new day ask God to take away this spirit of hatred, anger, dishonour from you so that you can sweetly enjoy the blessings that come with this commandment.
Even if your Father is death and gone make peace with God and tap into your blessing from this day forward.
Some of us are already working so hard to be bad fathers doing well to abandoning children with one parent, running away from our responsibilities as parents (especially fathers), God is speaking to you to rise up, take up your place in your child’s life no matter how little you think you will provide for this child , it will be sufficient and will allow this child to key into his/ her blessing by honouring you.
Some of you are already reaping the fruits of honouring your father and mother, may God continue to give you the wisdom to do so every day of your life. Those parents who have always taken their rightful position may your children always honour you.
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📷 📷: Isle of Ecstasy / Honee Photography at Oriental Hotel , Lagos, NIGERIA