Monthly Message

Monthly Message

by Dean Allen

Dean Allen serves as a deacon at SRVBC and is the author of SRVBC's Monthly Message

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January 2017
February 2017
March 2017
April 2017
May 2017
Men of Faith
June 2017
Godly fathers love God, their wives, and their children. They put their faith into action. They are not afraid to stand firm without compromise, hypocrisy, or pretense. They lead by example. They are found anywhere and everywhere. They do not call attention to themselves but rather serve God humbly and give all the glory to Him. They stand for the right and stand against the wrong. They admit when they are wrong, ask for forgiveness, and learn from their mistakes. They are not perfect, but they are men of faith.

In 1 Corinthians 16:3-4, Paul wrote, “Watch, stand fast in the faith, be brave, be strong. Let all that you do be done with love.” This text could be used for a seminar on successful fatherhood. It is not based on psychology or philosophy but comes from the heart of our Heavenly Father as revealed in His Word. It shows that it is possible to live for heaven while on this earth.

A godly father watches and prays, and he trusts God to work things out. He stands in the faith and walks by faith, not depending on his own understanding. He is brave and strong with a courage that only God can give, and he does everything with love. It is a simple recipe with simple wholesome ingredients — no worldly preservatives, fillers, or fleshly by-products. Heat and serve over humility at every meal.

The Gaither Vocal Band sang the wonderful words, “Men full of compassion, who laugh and love and cry. Men who’ll face eternity and aren’t afraid to die. Men who’ll fight for freedom and honor once again. He just needs a few good men.” God can do more with a few than anyone else can with many. God can use common ordinary men to do extraordinary things. Someone once said, “The measure of a man’s real character is what he would do if he knew he would never be found out.” But, alas, God sees and hears everything. We can hide anything from anyone and everyone, but we cannot hide anything from God.

Let us honor our fathers, appreciate them, and help them in every way. The best Father’s Day gift is a heart full of thankfulness and obedience the other 364 days as well. May we all be men of faith!