Sun, 16 June 2013
June 16, 2013
An Extra Hand
Synopsis: What Father has not needed an extra hand along the way? I certainly have. Sometimes that extra hand came from my own Father. Other times it was from family and friends. At the most important times of being a Father my greatest help has come from my Heavenly Father. PLUS ONE for me has come from many sources. PLUS ONE has made it possible for me to be a father. I really don’t see how anyone could be a good father without an extra hand.
In what ways were you mentored by your father or someone who filled the role of a father in your life? Has anyone ever called you “Daddy’s little helper”? I have benefited a great deal from many mentors in life. Now I’m not suggesting that I was a good apprentice, but I have learned a few things that way.
There are many stories in the Bible about people who have mentored others. Elijah mentored Elisha and Paul mentored many including Timothy. These characters are unique in many ways. They were not biological fathers, but they were certainly mentors. Fathers know their children and they should not neglect the needs at home nor should they limit the scope of their influence to those who are.
Here is the challenge: 1. Go be a mentor to someone who needs it. 2. Go be an apprentice to someone who can help you be a better person.
Scripture Text (NLT): 1 Kings-21; Acts 16:1-5
Scripture Reading: 1 Kings-21