Effects of A Good Father
A good, loving father is the FOUNDATION of our lives. Here are some things a good, loving father does- he gives love, direction, instruction, unity, sense of family, friendship, teaches us, corrects us and he leads us into productive lives. He is our foundation for life.
A good foundation is an unmovable rock. If your house is built on a good foundation your house will never move or falter.
What can be the effects when we don’t have a good, loving father? Here are some of them:
misdirection, lack of discipline, disobedience, hate, anger, selfishness, distrust, rebellion, disconnected from family and society, self mutilation (excessive tattoos, piercings, razor cuts, etc.) drug and alcohol abuse, stripping, prostitution, crime. A poor foundation of a house can break, crumble and fall. When we have a poor foundation for our lives we can crumble and fall.
Without a good, loving father life can go really wrong and people can end up down the wrong path. Maybe you’ve heard the phrase, “he/she really let himself/herself go to hell”, figuratively. But without the loving, Father God we will always end up going down the wrong path and will really ‘let ourselves go to hell’, literally. People can spiral downward, figuratively and spiritually. Maybe you know of people who had good fathers and some people who didn’t and you know the positive and negative effects of those relationships. We need a good, loving father, this is God’s design and He is at the top, He is the good, loving Father.
Make the Father God the foundation of your life, He will be your unmovable rock of refuge. God gives us love, strength, courage, confidence, guidance, direction, instruction, correction, growth, trust, peace, salvation and approval. God is good, just, righteous, merciful, loving, forgiving, healing, faithful, providing, guiding and trusting. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow, He is never changing, He is immutable. When we have the Father we have so many good, solid things to stand on. Life does get better.
‘God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him’. 1 John 4:16
‘But you must return to your God; maintain love and justice, and wait for your God always.’ Hosea 12:6
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.” John 3:16 (Jesus spoke these words)
‘Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.’ 1 John 4:15
‘You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.’ 1 John 4:4
“as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.” Joshua 1:5
Go to the Lord and make Him the unmovable foundation of your life.