While I continue working on what a return to the live or recorded audio/video broadcasts will be, I will still leave some written encouragement for each day. This week’s focus will be on God being a Father to the fatherless and His desire that we model that characteristic as well.
“We will never again say ‘Our gods’ to what our own hands have made, for in you the fatherless find compassion.”
Hosea 14:3 (NIV)
As we celebrate Father’s Day to begin the week, this week we will focus our prayer emphasis on God’s concern for the fatherless. As we pray to be more Christ-like, we must pray that our response to the fatherless would be the same as God’s. There are many in our community who live as fatherless regardless of the presence of a dad in their life.
Pray that your approach to the fatherless around you would be filled with the same compassion that God has for them. Pray that you would know the compassion of God in a way that causes you to reject the worship of anything you can do.
Pray for discernment and wisdom to see beyond and through the divisiveness of this world so that you would love others as God loves both you and them.