Fatherless guide

imagePsalms 68:5
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation.

Growing up I didn’t have a dad to walk beside me and raise me. When I became a dad naturally it was very hard for me to, well, just be a dad. Thankfully God started to tug at my heart about coming back to his path around 2007. I’m not going to tell you that now I’m the greatest dad on earth since that time, but I’m far better than what I was.

One of the tools that God showed me along this journey was his book of proverbs. For me proverbs is God’s instruction manual, if you will, for guidance in raising my kids. He speaks to me directly about what I need to do with my life so I can help my kids. Here’s just a few verses that have guided me along the way.

Proverbs 23:24
The father of the righteous will greatly rejoice; he who fathers a wise son will be glad in him.

Proverbs 23:12
Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge.

Proverbs 22:6
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Proverbs 20:20
If one curses his father or his mother, his lamp will be put out in utter darkness.

Proverbs 20:24
A man’s steps are from the Lord; how then can man understand his way?

As you can see, straight forward and to the point.  If you are looking for guidance from God on what to do with your kids, try opening proverbs. He’ll be more than happy to speak to you.

God bless Dads!


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4 thoughts on “Fatherless guide

  1. Your work is special. I looked for another way to share the piece below; I hope you don’t mind


    I called my son to my knee one day
    to give him life in me and share what I have seen
    of GOD and his great majesty.

    My son, today I give you 12 to make you wise and strong
    with answers from the GOD of life, to whom our souls belong.

    Of all his treasures bound in books, these 12 have helped me best
    so as you start anoint your heart with these for they are blessed.

    If you will master just these few by reading everyday
    and speaking what you understand each time you kneel to pray

    the power of GOD’s truth will grow to fit you to each task
    in these abide, through these he’ll guide and grant you all you ask

    Some men know more, some men know less, and no man knows it all
    walk in this light that GOD now gives and you will never fall.

    Be not afraid, but greater love than this no man can give.
    The beauty and the hope in truth will keep you as you live.

    Trust GOD. Be humble. Grow in grace. Our family jewels are these
    and death may never rule your world, for these are heaven’s keys:

    Matthew Sardius
    Revelation Topaz
    Genesis Carbuncle
    Hebrews Emerald
    Isaiah Sapphire
    Galatians Diamond
    Job Ligure
    John Agate
    Exodus Amethyst
    Acts Beryl
    Proverbs Onyx
    1st John Jasper

    ©Michael Andrew Williams. 1991. All rights reserved.

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