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A Father’s Day message for Heart of God Church youths
Heart of God Church is a youth church. Sadly, many of the youths in our church do not grow up in complete families. Every Father’s Day, I am concerned that these youths will feel left out, so I write a note to encourage all the fatherless youths.
This is what I wrote last year.
On this Father’s Day, I pause to thank God for you.
I am proud of who you are and who you are becoming.
My desire for you is that you live a great life. I pray that you have an abundant life on earth and a rewarding eternal life in heaven.
I am writing this as if I were writing to my own child.
1. Be hardworking.
Tell yourself: “Today I do what others won’t so that tomorrow I do what others can’t. ”
Remember, success happens when opportunity meets preparation and abilities.
2. Be grateful.
Never forget where you came from.
Never forget how far God has brought you.
Never forget how God rescued you.
Never forget the family in church who loved you.
Never forget the people who believed in you when you were a nobody.
Out of 10 lepers healed by Jesus, only 1 came back to worship Him.
Be the ONE.
3. Live for the cause of Christ
William Carey, the great missionary to India, said – “I am not afraid of failure. I am only afraid of succeeding at things that don’t matter.”
Live for things that matter in eternity.
You are never a failure when you succeed in Christ.
From your generation onwards, it will be different.
I am eagerly waiting to celebrate your success and hear your wow stories.
Love and respect,
Father’s Day 2014