Friday, June 18, 2010

The Chaplain's Corner

Guest blogger, Chaplain Paul, is one of the most effective chaplains in America today. He is an emergency responder to every situation.

Hey, this is the Chaplain again.

Sunday June 20, 2010 is Father’s day. The observance of Father's Day was started back in 1910 by a lady named Sonora Smart Dodd in Spokane WA. It is now celebrated all over the world. Of course it’s a good thing to honor our fathers – the Bible tells us to do that. But as important as it is to honor our earthly fathers, how much more should we honor our Heavenly Father.

The question is; how do we do that? To honor is to: appreciate, respect, admire, reverence, cherish, exalt and esteem. That’s a good list to start with, but certainly not exhaustive.

The Bible is full of verses telling us to honor the Lord.
“Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of his holiness.” (Ps 29: 2) “Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.” (Ps.34:3)
But I still wonder - how does that look in everyday life? For me it boils down to this, giving Him first place in every aspect of my life. Or to put it another way, letting Him be the Lord of my life. Lord = master, the one in charge, the one who calls the shots, the one who has the final say.

Does that describe your relationship with your heavenly Father? Who runs your life? Who’s in charge? Listen again to what Jesus told us,
“This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, may your name be honored. May your kingdom come. May what you want to happen be done on earth as it is done in heaven…” (Mt. 6:9-10)
Do you get it? It’s all about HIM! Where is your focus? Who does your world revolve around, you or Him? Now, please don’t misunderstand; I’m not there yet. But that is the direction I’m headed in.

Are you?



Blogger XtnYoda said...

Great post Chap

9:22 AM  

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