by Darrell Freeman
Life has a lot of possible impossibilities, in other words things that seem so impossible for man are very possible with God. You cannot make the impossible happen without knowing who to go to and what to do to get it. So let’s be clear on the difference between saving faith and living faith.
The Word of God is clear that salvation is by grace through faith and you then have to accept in faith what God has already done for you. It however is also clear that to make it from day to day that you will need to practice faith for daily living. Living faith is what helps you to deal with all types of issues with your children, love, lack of love, marriage, family problems, death, divorce, injury, loss of work, business issues, everyday problems, hurt, pain, depression, frustration and so many others. We believe that without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.
This is the kind of faith that keeps us going forward and allows us to be “faith-daddies.” Fathers need this same kind of faith if they are going to make it with their families and children. You must find or have someone to depend on or to look to other than just yourself. So, if you are looking for and wanting God’s rewards, you have to exercise faith. A faith-daddy will be able to:
- Always be present and not absent
- Pray for his family and children
- Encourage his children to never give up
- Believe in the impossible when it comes to their goals, education, careers & futures
- Communicate with his child on the child’s level
- Hope for the best
- Show his children a list of faith-livers that made it and survived throughout history
- Go, move and step beyond the norm
- Maintain self-control
- Be courageously positive
- See what others cannot see
- Remind his child that God is always working for his or her good
Faith-daddies have what is needed spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically, socially and recreationally and know how to use them. Be a faith-daddy to get the support that you need to support the child that needs you.
Ephesians 2:8-9; Hebrews 11