Week Three – Everlasting Father

This Weeks Touchpoint from Pastor Moses

This Weeks Application Points

To help you build this word in your life follow these daily applications points

Monday
Are you currently facing troubles, issues, or trials? Write them out and challenge yourself to view them from an eternal perspective. Do you see them lasting? Will they make an eternal impact on your life? This won’t make them go away but with the help of our Everlasting God, you will be able to endure and remain steadfast through them.
Tuesday

God is eternal and therefore His love and purpose for your life is also eternal – His love for you is not just an “in the moment love”. Spend time asking God to give you a love for Him that is deeper than a love that’s “in the moment”.

Wednesday
The statement “You becoming like what you worship” has to do with identity. Ask God reveal the things/people you may be drawing your identity from and ultimate worshipping.
Thursday
Jesus is completely worthy of all of our worship for who He is and what He’s done as our Everlasting Father(King, Provider, and Protector). Take time to worship Him specifically for His role as the Everlasting Father.
Friday
Jesus offers us a relationship with God that is everlasting! Take time to pray for some of the people in your life who need this relationship – especially during this Christmas season.

Leadership Devotional

The Everlasting Father

By Emily James

When I was a young girl our neighbours joined a family exchange program. They moved to Australia  for a year and an Australian family moved into their home for a year. About six months into the exchange we received a call that our current neighbour, the father of the Australian family had been tragically killed by a drunk driver. It was devastating. He left behind two young boys and a wife. I remember my own father telling me we need to pray for the family. It was a moment for me as a young girl trying to understand what and how to pray. I could not comprehend in that moment what prayer I could possibly say that would make this situation better. I have a distinct memory of asking my father “how do I pray for them?” My dad’s answer that day distinctly changed my perspective of God.

He said, pray that they would recognize they have a heavenly Father who loves them and cares for them too.

If you have a been a believer for a long time it may not sound so profound, it may sound like the obvious answer, but how often do we forget to live out our lives as children of God who have a heavenly Father that deeply cares for them.

It doesn’t matter your circumstances or the trials you face or your past or shame you may carry He loves you and deeply cares for you.

In fact, you are the apple of His eye (Psalm 17:8) and it is for this reason that He sent His Son as a gift to this world. His plans for you have always been from the perspective of a Father who wants to draw His children to Himself. He desires a closer and deeper relationship with each one of us. He is the Everlasting Father- eternal, never ending, never changing. That means no matter how far you feel from Him or what shame you feel you carry, His love for you as a child has never and will never change.

 As Christmas approaches those of you who are parents understand the thrill of seeing your children open up their gifts on Christmas morning. Their faces light up, they are filled with excitement and as a parent you have never received more hugs and “thank yous” from them than in that moment! Jesus is God’s greatest gift to us, simply because He desired for you, for me, for US to know how much He loves us and draws us unto Him, our Father God.

The Everlasting Father

By Emily James

When I was a young girl our neighbours joined a family exchange program. They moved to Australia  for a year and an Australian family moved into their home for a year. About six months into the exchange we received a call that our current neighbour, the father of the Australian family had been tragically killed by a drunk driver. It was devastating. He left behind two young boys and a wife. I remember my own father telling me we need to pray for the family. It was a moment for me as a young girl trying to understand what and how to pray. I could not comprehend in that moment what prayer I could possibly say that would make this situation better. I have a distinct memory of asking my father “how do I pray for them?” My dad’s answer that day distinctly changed my perspective of God.

He said, pray that they would recognize they have a heavenly Father who loves them and cares for them too.

If you have a been a believer for a long time it may not sound so profound, it may sound like the obvious answer, but how often do we forget to live out our lives as children of God who have a heavenly Father that deeply cares for them.

It doesn’t matter your circumstances or the trials you face or your past or shame you may carry He loves you and deeply cares for you.

In fact, you are the apple of His eye (Psalm 17:8) and it is for this reason that He sent His Son as a gift to this world. His plans for you have always been from the perspective of a Father who wants to draw His children to Himself. He desires a closer and deeper relationship with each one of us. He is the Everlasting Father- eternal, never ending, never changing. That means no matter how far you feel from Him or what shame you feel you carry, His love for you as a child has never and will never change.

As Christmas approaches those of you who are parents understand the thrill of seeing your children open up their gifts on Christmas morning. Their faces light up, they are filled with excitement and as a parent you have never received more hugs and “thank yous” from them than in that moment! Jesus is God’s greatest gift to us, simply because He desired for you, for me, for US to know how much He loves us and draws us unto Him, our Father God.

Additional Resources

This weeks bible reading plan

Monday - 1 Peter 1:3
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
Tuesday - Matthew 6:9

In this manner, therefore, pray:

Our Father in heaven,
Hallowed be Your name.

Wednesday - 2 Corinthians 6:18

“I will be a Father to you,
And you shall be My sons and daughters,
Says the Lord Almighty.”

Thursday - Galatians 3:26
For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Friday - John 1: 12-13
But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.

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