Fathers That Make Their Days Count
"Teach us to number our days aright,
that we may gain a heart of wisdom".
My favorite Bible verse is Proverbs 20:7.
"The righteous man leads a blameless life;
blessed are his children after him."
Listen to David's words in the "prime of his life":
"O God, You have taught me from my youth;
And to this day I declare Your wondrous works.
Now also when I am old and grayheaded,
O God, do not forsake me,
Until I declare Your strength to this generation,
Your power to everyone who is to come."
So many seem to die before seeing their dreams, life goals, and God's purpose fulfilled.
"This is the writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness: I said, 'In the prime of my life
I shall go to the gates of Sheol;I am deprived of the remainder of my years.'"
Hezekiah speaks of being "deprived" (robbed of the rest of my days.)
Prime of life, old age, can be your last days.
"They will still bear fruit in old age,
they will stay fresh and green."
Like unto an old tree.
It is difficult if not impossible to be a "difference maker" unless you live with intentionality.
Please make sure you have a proper perspective of yourself. You can be living a lukewarm life.
Revelation 3:17-18, "Because you say, 'I am rich, have become wealthy, and have need of nothing' - and do not know that you are wretched, miserable, poor, blind, and naked - I counsel you to buy from Me gold refined in the fire, that you may be rich; and white garments, that you may be clothed, that the shame of your nakedness may not be revealed; and anoint your eyes with eye salve, that you may see."
Refined - speaks of purity
Clothed - speaks of character
Anointed - speaks of vision/perception
Question: "What if you were more important than you think?"
Jesus wishes to take ...
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