Today, we continue our devotions from the book “Time With God for Fathers” by Jack Countryman. We start with Ecclesiastes 4: 9-10 and the topic of accountability:
9 Two are better than one,
Because they have a good reward for their labor.
10 For if they fall, one will lift up his companion.
But woe to him who is alone when he falls,
For he has no one to help him up.
The idea of being accountable to someone for our actions in life is often like sandpaper rubbing our egos raw.
God never calls on any of his children to go it alone in their walk with Him. We need each other, not only to receive help and encouragement, but also to remain transparent with our loved ones and those whom God has brought into our lives. When we are honest with God and with a trusted Christian friend, the commitment we have for a deeper walk with the Savior becomes a spiritual bond that will not be broken.
Lord, hear my prayer for an open heart, from Matthew 7: 7-8…
7 “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.
Lord, you have asked me to come to you with an open heart, to seek you and find what is your will for my life.
Help me to be open and sincere with all that I am for your Glory. Through your grace and goodness, I pray that you will lead me to a deeper, richer relationship with you. Mold me, Lord to be the father you wish me to be.
Fill me with your wisdom and understanding so that your word will come alive in my life. Place your hand upon me so that your spirit will be my constant guide, so that you may be glorified and all that I say and do. May you forever be praised.
Thanks for listening!
– Joe and Todd