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Fathers Day Wisdom

Posted on Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Uncategorized

SYJCMy wife and millions of other people read Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling or Jesus Calling Devotional Bible every day. While doing so their faiths have been strengthened and their lives transformed.

Jesus Calling was written as if Jesus Christ was calling you for a chat. Today’s essay contains wise and thoughtful advice for each of us to consider this Father’s Day.

STAY ON THE HIGH ROAD WITH ME. 1

“Many voices clamor for your attention, trying to divert you to another path. But I have called you to walk ever so closely with Me, soaking in My Presence, living in My Peace. This is My unique design for you, planned before the world began.

I have called each of My children to a different path, distinctly designed for that one. Do not let anyone convince you that his path is the only right way. And be careful not to extol your path as superior to another’s way. What I require of you is to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with Me — wherever I lead.”

Whether you’re a father, a son, a mother or a daughter each of us have voices trying to distract us from choosing wisely. I have found that asking God for strength has helped me to take my focus off my selfish demands and helped me to focus on justice, mercy and humility.

For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago. 2

But he’s already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women. It’s quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love. And don’t take yourself too seriously—take God seriously. 3

1 – From Sarah Young’s Jesus Calling June 16 essay
2 – Ephesians 2:10, NLT (Sarah Young quoted the NIV; read both side by side here)
3 – Micah 6:8, MSG (Sarah Young quoted the NIV; read both side by side here)

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