Family and Relationships
The Priesthood of the Father
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jun 18, 2017
If God Is In Control, Why Is My Life Such a Mess?

FOR YOUR GIFT OF ANY AMOUNT

Job is an excellent example of a man who loved his wife and children and wanted God's best for each one of them. He also understood the role of a father as priest and never hesitated to take responsibility for his loved ones. 

He was up early in the morning, but not to check the weather report or the stock market predictions. His first concern was not whether he could beat the traffic rush into work. He didn't turn on his computer to check his e-mail or log in to read the Wall Street Journal. Instead, Job was up early in order to spend time with God. He worshiped the Lord and offered sacrifices for his wife and children. He was aware of their personal needs, and he was a committed provider. 

Job understood the role of a father as priest and never hesitated to take responsibility for his loved ones.


There are three things a man should do as a family priest: 

  1. He needs to cultivate a strong commitment to the Lord. God must be first in His life. If he has allowed anything to come before God, then he will not have the godly wisdom he needs to provide for those he loves. 
  2. He needs to cultivate compassion and be sensitive to his family's needs. 
  3. He needs to cultivate consistency. Job never swayed in his devotion, commitment, and love for the Lord, and you can have the same type of lifestyle. 

If you are a single parent, God understands the challenges you are facing. If you simply cry out to Him in difficult times, He will turn your trials into moments of blessing and praise. When you seek Him with your whole heart, He will come to your rescue as your faithful provider and living Lord and give you a double portion of His strength.  

If you are a single parent, God understands the challenges you are facing. If you simply cry out to Him in difficult times, He will turn your trials into moments of blessing and praise. When you seek Him with your whole heart, He will come to your rescue as your faithful provider and living Lord and give you a double portion of His strength.  

Prayer: Lord, show me how to pray for and lead those I love. Teach me more about You each day. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him" (Job 1:8).