A father’s heart is built on the foundation of a relationship with the Heavenly Father which makes for a strong family. This video reveals three father’s stories on what the Heavenly Father has meant in their lives and roles as a father to their families.
When I was age 10 my dad received Jesus into his heart. It was like a light switch went on in our home. The fighting that was happening daily ceased. My father was reading the Bible. He seemed to take more time with us as kids and got more involved in our lives. We began to go to church and over time that just began to bring about a huge change in our home and in our lives.
If I didn’t have a relationship with God then none of this is possible. It’s like you’re giving God the control and not the control of your life but the belief that he’s gonna lead you in the direction you need to go. It’s just so powerful that I’m getting goosebumps talking about it. Being in his will is the best thing that ever had to happen to me. I’m a living example of what God can do for you and that’s more powerful than anything I can say.
One of the biggest things is the fact that I could forgive my own father now. My father left and he scarred me. But now that I have that relationship with God and I know that I’ve been forgiven for all the mistakes I made in the past. The Lord knows I wasn’t perfect. I’ve been able to forgive my own father. My hope now is that I will see him in heaven. I think that he found that same forgiveness and love through Jesus Christ that I did so that I will get to meet him again in heaven. When it comes to my son, Jacob it’s important for me to be that witness to show him. He has seen the change in me, big time actually. I’m proud of that. He’s been able to see that walked I have now. That I’ve changed and that I’m the type of person I want him to be. I just have to continue to be a witness for Jesus Christ and be that example of Jesus Christ to him.
Hi, my name is Curtis from New Hope Church. Taking a class presented by Eli Williams.
I was in church and it was suggested by my Pastor to take a class called Father Love. It teaches you about how the way God loves you. I went to the class and immediately the classes had a direct impact. I felt as if Eli was speaking straight to me in a room full of multiple men. I was learning tools about a father’s love and how to love my kids as God loves me.
It taught me how to be more caring and forgiving and more patient. Also less angry. The class benefited my children and me. When I started utilizing the tools and acknowledging the way that God loves me with my own kids I saw a direct impact, an immediate impact in the way I feel and the way my children look at me now.
One of the things I always like to share is that you know I was introduced to Narcotics Anonymous in the 12-step program and that program introduced me to a sponsor. The sponsor introduced me to the 12 steps. And, I always say the 12 steps introduced me to the God of my understanding.
So when I grew up in a Catholic Church the only thing I knew about God was I went to church every Sunday, Wednesday and during holidays. I was a kid that never had a relationship with God. I didn’t know what God meant to me until I worked the steps. I asked God to take care of me and I made a commitment to be a part of what God wanted for me .
One of the things that we talked about is looking what God’s will for me is and having the power to carry that out. I know that without the belief that God is caring for me none of this would be possible. Being there for my kids and and being there for myself and and taking care of myself when I get sick with all these health issues. If I didn’t have a relationship with God then none of it’s possible and it’s like you’re giving God the control. It’s the belief that he’s gonna lead you in the direction you need to go. It’s just so powerful! I’m getting goosebumps talking about it.
Being in his will is the best thing that ever had happened to me. I’m forever grateful for that and I talked to my kids about living in God’s will and God’s grace and what it means to me. I’m just hoping one day that I’ll be asked how did I get that how did I get there. Being available for them. When I was a kid it was like everybody around me would always say these different things about God and Jesus. I never understood it. But I know for me today I’m a living example of what God can do for you and that’s more powerful than anything I can say.