This Morning during my devotions I read Genesis 22. This scripture really jumped out at me as a tremendous picture of faith and trust in God.
Lets Set the Scene, Abraham is up in his 100′s. He has been promised by God to be the father of a great nation and he is going to have children more numerous than the stars. He has seen the miracle of his barren wife Sarah having a son in her 90′s which he fathered at 100. After all of this God speaks to him, and asks him for his son. His only Son with Sarah, the son that he thinks will be the start of the great nation that God Promised.
Have you ever had doubts about faith? 2nd guessed what you believed? I know I have several times in my faith walk.
I often feared that that was sinful or if it might make me loose my salvation.
Perhaps you think it’s odd, a teenage girl writing about fatherhood. And I feel a little odd, writing this, but it’s been on my heart and I think it needs to be said.
Our world is sadly lacking in true fatherhood. Whilst I have been blessed with a wonderful, Godly father, several of my friends have not. And it breaks my heart, that they have to struggle so hard to see God as a real father, because their earthly father is so lacking.
The Boy and the Girl dated for years and even went to church. Their relationship was growing and they thought they had a good thing going.
The boy had a secret. This secret had not yet surfaced and the girl had no idea what to expect. The boy had an addiction, to women and images that society makes sound so normal. This addiction to pornography started to blur the lines between reality and fantasy and reared its ugly head in their relationship. The problem came to a head and the girl found out. She was shocked, devastated and hurt.
Being a girl whose dad’s left, it’s almost impossible for me not to be blind to the fact that Christian guys are becoming exceedingly uninvolved in the church, along with families, commitment, leadership, and prayer. I know several girls whose hearts are aching for a male role model to lead them and be strong. Instead, I’ve been hearing about how their hearts are breaking. Why is this so hard to find? Why has it become so ordinary for our men of God to gradually disappear? Many of my closest friends have fathers absent in their families. This doesn’t necessarily mean being away from the household. It seemed my father was absent my whole life. Why is it so hard to find men with their hearts are on fire for God? How are we supposed to strive and succeed if the ones we look up to give up and quit? It breaks my heart to be in a prayer group and only hear the girls talk to God.