Genesis 26:1-14.
A father is a progenitor, a founder, a benefactor, an origin… A real father represents a great beginning. He represents the emergence of a new generation. A real father is not only conscious of himself, he is also conscious of the impact/consequence of the decisions he makes today, on his children’s future…
Good men leave godly inheritance to their grandchildren… (Prov. 13:22).
Whenever God wants to start a new thing in a generation, He seeks after a man, who will truly represent His interest. When He finds such a man, He instructs him in His ways, and thereafter (in the fullness of time), the man becomes a reference point to others.
1. Every generation has its own peculiar famine experience. It’s also important for us to know that famine comes in diverse ways. Furthermore, for the children of God’s kingdom, the purpose of the famine experience is not to destroy you, but to reveal God’s glory in you… (Gen. 26:1)
2. Real fathers are products of divine revelation. The secrets of true fathers lie in their personal encounter with the Father of lights. God reveals Himself to them. May the LORD visit you today… (1 Samuel 3:21; Acts 7:2-4).
Furthermore, God instructs them in His ways! (Gen. 26:2-3).
3. Parents, take heed to yourselves! Our attitudes tend to have a multiplier effect on our children. Let God deal with every weakness and wickedness in you, so that they don’t rub off on your children.
Isaac reaped the blessings of Abraham’s good deeds and likewise, he inherited lying from him… (Gen. 26:4-10).
4. Fathers are sowers (investors). They sow their God-given seed, even in the time of famine. They are not intimidated by any famine experience or any form of adversity. They follow God’s instructions strictly and reap the blessings thereof (Gen. 26:12-14).
Remember, God gives seed to the sower and bread to the eater (Isaiah 55:10; 2 Cor. 9:10). Are you a sower or bread eater?

1. Sowing into God’s kingdom, advancing God’s kingdom.
2. Total commitment to family development and cultivating godly values in your home.

3. Commitment and diligence to your industry/ministry/vocation.
4. Becoming  a channel of blessing to others…
(Genesis 26:25).
God called Abraham out of his father’s house, gave him a promise, renewed the same promise in Isaac, and Isaac passed it on to Jacob… until Christ was born, through Whom all the nations and families of the world are being blessed today (Matt. 1:1-16; Gen. 12:3; 22:18).
May the LORD find us as worthy vessels who will receive, retain and release the heavenly blessings, in the name of Jesus Christ!
        Resident  Pastor

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