I started a devotional today inspired by Sam Collier. It is based off of his book “A Greater Story”. The first lesson in the Devotion helped us to give God the control over our lives. We have to stop trying to do things on our own and trust that God is going to make greater things work out. The lesson was amazing and made me really look at the scripture text Matthew 8:23-27. The scripture discussed the amount of control our God has. It also expresses the amount of faith we must have in God that he would be willing to take control over whatever situation we may turn over to him.
This however is not where I was going with what I am writing you guys on tonight. I am writing this because I want to bring up something else that he spoke about that I feel at times are overlooked. Collier decided to let us know that he was taught all of the things about a relationship with God by his father. The thing is though his father is not his biologically. He was adopted and over came his hardships. He was able to give God the control over his life that he needed in order to succeed. He shared a quote that stated “If you can lose, then you can also win”. What it means is if you are losing and making mistakes without getting results then try Jesus. Try giving him the control over your life that you have tried to have all this time. Take control of your life like the great father that you are.
What really stood out to me was that he was not bitter about the circumstances of knowing that his father was not his biologically. It is exciting because they both embraced it. He was able to build a relationship with his adopied father and take the things that he learned and make himself a better man. That is something that we all must do. We must prepare our children for the better days ahead. We have to prepare them for the things that they are going to be when they grow up. I tell my children I have the answers to the test you don’t have to start from nothing. Your children have to believe that you are available to listen to them and hear the problems that they are having in life.
Yours In Christ,
A Christian Dad