A TRIBUTE TO THE MOST AMAZING FATHER EVER!

A TRIBUTE TO THE MOST AMAZING FATHER EVER!

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I originally wrote and published this post as a tribute to my Father for Father’s Day of 2011 and thought I’d repost it again this year because He continues to be so amazing to me.

Be blessed!

Kim

I have the most amazing Father in the universe.

He is the most caring Father that you can ever imagine.

Before He formed me in my mother’s womb He knew me and called me and gave me a purpose and destiny to carry out on the earth, He even prepared good works in advance for me to do.

Although I have millions of brothers and sisters all around the world, My Father always has time for me. Whenever I call on Him, whether night or day, He is there. He has an open door policy and loves when I come to spend time with Him; He never rushes me out of His presence. Wherever I go, my Father is with me, in fact, He promised never to leave me nor forsake me. I am so special to Him that He has numbered the very hairs on my head, no I did not say counted, I said numbered, He actually has them numbered – wow!

My Father takes really good care of me. He is my source.

Because of Him, I do not have to worry about what I will eat, drink, or wear. When I have a need, all I have to do is ask Him, and guess what, He is so caring and attentive to me that He knows what I need even before I ask. Whatever I need My Father supplies whether spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, social, or material. He does it all according to His riches in glory. He has unlimited access to everything because He owns the earth and everything in it, including the cattle on a thousand hills, the gold and silver and all other resources.  – My Father is rich and generous!

Not only is my Father caring, He is also extremely loving.

He loves me so much that He allowed my oldest brother, His first-born and only Son to suffer and die to pay the price for my sins just so I could be a part of His family. Can you imagine that? He gave His first and only begotten Son to die and pay the price for me to become a part of His family and because He made such a big initial sacrifice for me, He promised not to withhold any good thing from me – I am so blessed!

Not only is my Father caring and extremely loving, He is also very forgiving.

Whenever I do something wrong, if I go to Him and confess it with a sincere heart, He is faithful and just and forgives me of that sin and cleanses me from all unrighteousness. He never despises a broken heart. He is long-suffering, compassionate, and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love. He does not harbor anger. My Father never treats me as my sins deserve or repays me according to my faults. To give you an idea of the size of His love toward me, go outside and look up into the sky. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for me and as far as the east is from the west, that is as far as He removes my sins. – My Father is the best!

Not only is my Father caring, extremely loving, and very forgiving, He is also wise and powerful.

There is absolutely nothing or no one more powerful than He. As a matter of fact, He holds all power and authority in the heavens and the earth and any power you see manifested has been delegated or allowed by Him. He sets up kings and queens and takes them down. He reduces the rulers of this world to nothing, no sooner are they established, He blows on them and they wither away. He laughs at His enemies. He blows them away like chaff and they melt in His presence like wax on a candle.  – You don’t fool around with my Father!

My Father is so powerful and wise that He created the heavens and stretched them out like a canopy. He created and named each star and hung them in the galaxy. He measured the waters of the earth in the palm of His hand and the dimensions of the heaven with the breadth of His hands. He commands the winds and the waves. He is so wise that no one can counsel Him. He knows and declares the end of a matter from the beginning and whatever He declares becomes; He says “be” and it is. His purposes stand and He does whatever He pleases and absolutely no one or nothing can stop Him.  – Mind blowing!

My Father is not only caring, extremely loving, very forgiving, powerful and wise, He is also entirely trustworthy.

Not only does He tell the truth, He is Truth. It is impossible for Him to lie. Whatever He says He will do, He does; He never ever breaks a promise. I can lean, rely, and completely depend on Him for all things and in all things.  – I am so privileged to have such a Father!

Who is my Father?

He is the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel, the one and only true and living God.

He is Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One.

He is Jehovah-Jireh – The Lord my Provider.

He is Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord my Banner of Love and Protection.

He is Jehovah-Shalom – The Lord my perfect Peace.

He is Jehovah-Tsid-Kenu – The Lord my Righteousness.

He is Jehovah-Shammah – The Lord, the Omnipresent One.

He is Jehovah-Saboath – The Lord of Hosts, my Protector.

He is Jehovah-Rapha – The Lord my Healer

He is my Abba!

To whom can you compare my Father?

To what can you compare Him?

There is none like Him, absolutely none!

I have the most amazing Father in the universe; He is simply amazing!

On this Father’s Day, as a small tribute to Him and an expression of my love for Him, I just thought I’d let you know.

Shalom!

Kim

TO ALL FATHERS,

“HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!”

 

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10 LEADERSHIP KEYS FROM EXODUS 32

10 LEADERSHIP KEYS FROM EXODUS 32

I am by no means a leadership guru, but between my studies on leadership, service in various leadership capacities, and experiences working closely with leaders in the corporate world and in the Body of Christ, I have a fairly good understanding of what leadership entails and it is not an easy matter, nor one to be taken lightly.

While leadership is a good thing and is undeniably a place of power and authority and in many instances of prestige, privileges, accolades, and monetary gain, it is also a place of service and even more so of awesome responsibility because of the powerful level of influence on the lives of others that comes with the office of a leader.

If you are a leader, whether or not you recognize or accept it, simply because of the nature of your position, you have the inherent ability to powerfully influence the lives of those under your sphere of leadership and you will be held accountable by God for the way you choose to use that influence to affect the lives of others.

To me, the level of responsibility and accountability that comes with being a leader is very sobering, especially when it comes to the prospect of leadership in the Body of Christ, God’s own people.

In light of this, it absolutely amazes me when persons clamor and jockey for positions of leadership in the church. I once asked a seasoned pastor why he thinks this occurs and his response was, “Kim, they simply do not know what they are asking for. Anyone who really understands leadership in the church will want to run away from it instead of running to it!”

Fellow Kingdom Ambassador/Believer, please note that while leadership is good, honorable and even desirable, it is not something to take lightly or assume without being called to it and understanding the heavy responsibility and accountability that it entails.

Okay, enough musings on leadership. It was certainly not my intention to begin this post with all the above, but I believe it flowed in this direction because someone needs to lay hold of these truths.

The following are 10 leadership keys drawn from reading Exodus Chapter 32.

Whether you are a leader at home, church, work, school, in the community or recreationally, I pray that they will empower, encourage and strengthen you.

Key 1 

Whenever you do not know God’s direction and/or sense His presence, resist the temptation to turn to a substitute god to meet or fulfill your needs.

No matter how long it takes, it is best to discipline yourself and wait on the Lord until He manifests Himself and addresses your situation in His way and His time.

Key 2

Be careful not to buckle under the pressure, demands and/or desires of the people who you lead, especially when these pressures, demands and/or desires are contrary to the Word of God, or to the mission, vision, or direction that God has already spoken to you.

Key 3

Never underestimate the powerful force of self-preservation.

Even Aaron, the High Priest succumbed to the pull of self-preservation and lied about his poor leadership choices in an attempt to “save face” and escape being held accountable for his actions.

Key 4

Make a decision to stand on the Lord’s side then purpose to operate from and be guided by that side/position, no matter what situation you face.

Key 5

Know that from time-to-time, proof of your side/position will demand going against or even separation from those closest to you.

This may seem “costly” but is always worth it.

Key 6

Be ready to intercede for those under your authority even when they willfully sin.

A part of the mantle of leadership is to function as an intercessor for those whom you lead.

Key 7

Remember that God is a righteous judge and so even though you may stand in the gap for those whom you lead, every person will ultimately give an account and pay the price for his/her own sin.

Key 8

Be ready to make hard decisions and bring order in the midst of chaos, even if it means becoming unpopular.

Key 9

Beware of being a people-pleaser.

A desire to please people often leads to compromise, sin and destruction.

Saul’s desire to please people and not God cost him the kingdom (1 Samuel 15).

Moses’ desire to please God and not people led to the restoration of order and re-alignment with purpose.

Key 10

Major disruption or interruption does not necessitate or justify abandonment or abortion of purpose.

In spite of the evil hat had occurred, God still told Moses to lead the people to the place that He had originally promised them they were going, i.e., to the land flowing with milk and honey.

No matter what happens, God’s purposes must come to pass.

These leadership keys have been a blessing to me; I hope they have been a blessing to you too.

Remember, in the Kingdom of God, it is not by might, nor by power, but by the Spirit of the Lord that things are accomplished.

Shalom!

Kim

Copyright © 2011 by Kim, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.

THE MOST AMAZING FATHER IN THE UNIVERSE

THE MOST AMAZING FATHER IN THE UNIVERSE

 

I have the most amazing Father in the universe.

He is the most caring Father that you can ever imagine.

Before He formed me in my mother’s womb He knew me and called me and gave me a purpose and destiny to carry out on the earth, He even prepared good works in advance for me to do.

Although I have millions of brothers and sisters all around the world, My Father always has time for me. Whenever I call on Him, whether night or day, He is there. He has an open door policy and loves when I come to spend time with Him; He never rushes me out of His presence. Wherever I go, my Father is with me, in fact, He promised never to leave me nor forsake me. I am so special to Him that He has numbered the very hairs on my head, no I did not say counted, I said numbered, He actually has them numbered – wow!

My Father takes really good care of me. He is my source.

Because of Him, I do not have to worry about what I will eat, drink, or wear. When I have a need, all I have to do is ask Him, and guess what, He is so caring and attentive to me that He knows what I need even before I ask. Whatever I need My Father supplies whether spiritual, mental, emotional, physical, social, or material. He does it all according to His riches in glory. He has unlimited access to everything because He owns the earth and everything in it, including the cattle on a thousand hills, the gold and silver and all other resources.  – My Father is rich and generous!

Not only is my Father caring, He is also extremely loving.

He loves me so much that He allowed my oldest brother, His first-born and only Son to suffer and die to pay the price for my sins just so I could be a part of His family. Can you imagine that? He gave His first and only begotten Son to die and pay the price for me to become a part of His family and because He made such a big initial sacrifice for me, He promised not to withhold any good thing from me – I am so blessed!

Not only is my Father caring and extremely loving, He is also very forgiving.

Whenever I do something wrong, if I go to Him and confess it with a sincere heart, He is faithful and just and forgives me of that sin and cleanses me from all unrighteousness. He never despises a broken heart. He is long-suffering, compassionate, and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in love. He does not harbor anger. My Father never treats me as my sins deserve or repays me according to my faults. To give you an idea of the size of His love toward me, go outside and look up into the sky. As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His love for me and as far as the east is from the west, that is as far as He removes my sins. – My Father is the best!

Not only is my Father caring, extremely loving, and very forgiving, He is also wise and powerful.

There is absolutely nothing or no one more powerful than He. As a matter of fact, He holds all power and authority in the heavens and the earth and any power you see manifested has been delegated or allowed by Him. He sets up kings and queens and takes them down. He reduces the rulers of this world to nothing, no sooner are they established, He blows on them and they wither away. He laughs at His enemies. He blows them away like chaff and they melt in His presence like wax on a candle.  – You don’t fool around with my Father!

My Father is so powerful and wise that He created the heavens and stretched them out like a canopy. He created and named each star and hung them in the galaxy. He measured the waters of the earth in the palm of His hand and the dimensions of the heaven with the breath of His hands. He commands the winds and the waves. He is so wise that no one can counsel Him. He knows and declares the end of a matter from the beginning and whatever He declares becomes; He says “be” and it is. His purposes stand and He does whatever He pleases and absolutely no one or nothing can stop Him.  – Mind blowing!

My Father is not only caring, extremely loving, very forgiving, powerful and wise, He is also entirely trustworthy.

Not only does He tell the truth, He is Truth. It is impossible for Him to lie. Whatever He says He will do, He does; He never ever breaks a promise. I can lean, rely, and completely depend on Him for all things and in all things.  – I am so privileged to have such a Father!

Who is my Father?

He is the God of the Bible, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of Israel, the one and only true and living God.

He is Jehovah, the Self-Existing Eternal One.

He is Jehovah-Jireh – The Lord my Provider.

He is Jehovah-Nissi – The Lord my Banner of Love and Protection.

He is Jehovah-Shalom – The Lord my perfect Peace.

He is Jehovah-Tsid-Kenu – The Lord my Righteousness.

He is Jehovah-Shammah – The Lord, the Omnipresent One.

He is Jehovah-Saboath – The Lord of Hosts, my Protector.

He is Jehovah-Rapha – The Lord my Healer

To whom can you compare my Father?

To what can you compare Him?

There is none like Him, absolutely none!

I have the most amazing Father in the universe; He is simply amazing!

On this Father’s Day, as a small tribute to Him and an expression of my love for Him, I just thought I’d let you know.

Shalom!

Kim

Copyright © 2011 by Kim, Author of “Unwalled” Blog, All rights reserved.