I have been so blessed over the last few days, travelling the country on business yet at the same time getting the opportunity to spend time with mighty men and women of God.
They have encouraged me and challenged me, and I allow them to do this as I recognise them as my ‘fathers’ in the faith.
Paul writes about the importance of having ‘fathers’ in the faith i.e. more mature believers who can guide and give advice.
None of us can make it on this road of life on our own.
Now you may say we have the Word and we have the Holy Spirit, what else do we need?
Paul wanted the believers in Corinth to use him as a ‘father’ (1 Corinthians 4 v 15 and 16).
In my version of Strong’s (an online one) one of the definitions of being a father is this; one who imparts life and is committed to it.
Now, I don’t know about you but I want people guiding me and around me who want to impart life to me and are committed to that process.
I also want to be the person imparting life and being committed for others!
We are all on this journey with Christ, more mature than some, less mature than others.
This would suggest we can use some as ‘fathers’ and be ‘fathers’ to others.
Surround yourself with believers who want to impart and receive life, and who are all committed to that process.
Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that you have put ‘fathers’ in the faith into my life”.
1 Corinthians 4 v 15 and 16…..For though ye have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet have ye not many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. Wherefore I beseech you, be ye followers of me