The Girlfriend Challenge

During the month of June, we celebrate Fathers Day.  For some this is an anticipated event in which one plans and prepares a special celebration for the one they call “Father”.  For others, it is an emotional sad reminder of growing up without the loving guidance and blessing of a man who they should have called “father”.  Tragically for some it is just another day.  Regardless of the way you feel about your father, we are commanded by God in Ephesians 6:2-3 (NKJV)2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

 This month God impressed on me to start the “Girlfriend Challenge” at our church in which we honor and celebrate fatherhood by showing acts of kindness through words and deeds daily to our fathers and husbands.  Listed below are some kind deeds or ideas you might want to use:

Prepare his favorite meal, eat it over candlelight, run bubble bath, light candles, add music after his long day at work, write a note in lipstick on his mirror, text a special message, send flowers at work, pack his lunch with his favorite dessert and a sweet note from you, wash his car and leave a note on his windshield, create a Top Ten List of “What I Love About My Husband”, give him a massage, prepare and serve breakfast in bed, late night picnic at the beach or at the park-don’t forget the candles and lighter, give him lifesavers with this note “You are my Lifesaver”, give him a pack of M& M with a note that says “I thank God for my Magnificent and Marvelous man/father.”

 Be creative. Add a special touch each and every day. Imagine how honored your husband or dad will feel if we take the time to show our appreciation and respect.  If we truly honor them, not only with our words, but with deeds of kindness, we will raise the level of Fatherhood and thus we all benefit.

Hebrews 13:17
Obey those who rule over you, and be submissive, for they watch out for your souls, as those who must give account. Let them do so with joy and not with grief, for that would be unprofitable for you.  Anna Phillips

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