Sermon Audio Podcast | Fathers' Day | FaceTime with Your Father
God wants to spend time with you
Communicating face-to-face with our loved ones far away
1 Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name;
make known among the nations what he has done.
2 Sing to him, sing praise to him;
tell of all his wonderful acts.
3 Glory in his holy name;
let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice.
4 Look to the Lord and his strength;
seek his face always.
5 Remember the wonders he has done,
his miracles, and the judgments he pronounced,
6 you his servants, the descendants of Abraham,
his chosen ones, the children of Jacob.
7 He is the Lord our God;
his judgments are in all the earth.
8 He remembers his covenant for ever,
the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
9 the covenant he made with Abraham,
the oath he swore to Isaac.
10 He confirmed it to Jacob as a decree,
to Israel as an everlasting covenant:
11 ‘To you I will give the land of Canaan
as the portion you will inherit.’
Seeking him and remembering what he has done opens up his strength
Psalm 105:4 NEB
Turn to the Lord, your strength, seek his presence always.
God, our loving heavenly Father, longs for FaceTime with you. He seeks us out. And he invites us to seek him. It should be our first priority. Why? Because he longs for relationship with us. He is our Father and we are his children. How can we have that kind of relationship unless we have FaceTime with him?
FaceTime helps us to remember all he has done for us and brings:
Psalm 105:5 ESV
Remember the wondrous works that he has done, his miracles, and the judgments he uttered,
It gives us strength, as we discover the insufficiency of our own strength. It brings grace from his loving presence. It brings hope in seeing his face. To know him as he knows us.
Will you FaceTime your Father this week?
At the conclusion of this sermon for Fathers’ Day, take a moment to review how much FaceTime you've spent with your Heavenly Father this week. Have you sat and relaxed in his presence? Have you spent FaceTime speaking with him, hearing from him? Through his Word? In prayer? Or have you rushed about in your own strength? Taken him for granted? Failed to touch base with him? Have you been unavailable for FaceTime with God this week? If so, then your heavenly Father is saying: I miss my time with you.
There he was just waiting,
In our old familiar place
an empty spot beside him,
where once I used to wait
To be filled with strength and wisdom
for the battles of the day
I would have passed him by again
If I didn't hear him say
I miss my time with you
Those moments together
I need to be with you each day
and it hurt's me when you say
you're too busy
busy trying to serve me
but how can you serve me
When your spirit's empty
there's a longing in my heart
wanting more than just a part of you
I miss my time with you
Larnelle Harris and Phil Mchugh
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