THE CALLING OF THE FATHER:
By Daneille Gray Snowden June 2014
I love watching my husband playing with my children. He seems to be the 'fun' parent. The kids giggle the hardest and run the fastest when daddy is there. Another thing that I just LOVE; is when my husband rises up and teaches God's living word in deed and instruction. My children quickly hush and peer into the eyes of their father as He instructs them from the passages of the Bible.
Sunday being Father's Day, we will be ministering about the role of a father as the Priest of his home. Praying that the vision our God projected in both the Old and New Testament be perceived by all the Father's attending. This is the KEY we believe for healthier families, stronger churches and a godly country. When our men rise up and be all what God created them to be, we do believe this will usher in a solidification within the church of Jesus Christ; thus a strength we haven't witnessed in many years.
Woman who are married, especially Christian woman long for their husbands to not only protect them and their family; via physically but also spiritually and emotionally. I feel at peace when my own husband rises up and leads our family. The children feel secure, a trait that is required for a healthy spiritual and emotional individual.
Kohen is the Hebrew word for Priest; in the Arabic we find the root word - 'Orab', meaning ‘to draw near’. Thus, add it all together and we have: "one who may 'draw near' to the Divine Presence." The KEY to being the PRIEST OF THE HOME is...Being in the Presence of the Almighty. By doing so, changes a persons appearance and demeanor. God's Ways become our ways, God's Words become ours and even, God's Hands reach out through us to others. When we speak to, pray for and even hold our precious children, let it be - the TOUCH OF GOD they feel and HIS VOICE they hear. All from dwelling in His Presence and applying His Words permanently on our hearts.
Fathers, this is a beckon 'CALL - OUT' to you! Wives to and fro are praying to God for their spouse to be the Priest of their homes. We are desperately needing you to fulfill God's Plan for your life and the entire family. We will follow, we will praise our God as you rise up early to seek the Lord, as well as teach our children.
Deuteronomy 6: 6 "And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then]
7 You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up."
May all the Christian Father's across the land declare:
Joshua 24:15 “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
For Father's Day gift ideas: http://snowdenwiththefam-daneille.blogspot.com/2012/06/fathers-day-gift-ideas-for-churches.html