Attended my Dad’s funeral service

Commentary By:  Gordon King

Hello folks.  I hope and pray that this message finds you well.

I just wanted to give you an update on my travels.  I made it to my destination unscathed, thank The Lord.  

I am now sitting in my hotel room writing this post.  Today was the day of my Dad’s funeral service.  There were probably over one hundred people who came to honor the passing of my father, both friends and relatives.

I wrote a five-page eulogy to read at his service.  I had concerns that I would choke up and not be able to read it, or that I would not speak loud enough, or that I would read too quickly.  I know that God is with me, I have been praying for days that Jesus would give me the strength and courage to give the eulogy without any flaws.  I had to reassure myself that The Lord will answer my prayers.   I had to walk out in faith, knowing that The Lord and His promises are true, and that He is faithful.

Well, as it turned out, I must say that I did a fine job, and my Dad would have been very proud of me.   I was calm, did not breakdown, spoke loud, and clearly.  I really wasn’t even nervous, well, maybe just a little.  I even surprised myself at how well it went.   Almost everyone told me what a good job I did.  Some told me that I should be a politician, while others said that I should be a preacher!  Imagine that.

I even added some humor and received plenty of laughs.  But, the most important thing of all was that I honored both of my Fathers, my earthly father and my heavenly Father.  This gave me great strength and resolve.

The good Lord was with me every step of the way.  I felt His presence the whole time.  Without Him I would not have been able to perform this difficult task without falling apart.

There are many lessons to be learned here.  God hears our prayers, He answers our prayers, He is faithful, He is with us, we get strength and power from The Lord.  When God speaks listen and take a step of faith.

As I was on my very long drive to my destination, I had much time to think, to talk with God, and to listen to God.  He told me that He was preparing me for something by giving this eulogy. He was preparing me for something bigger, according to His will.

I wasn’t even sure a week ago if I would speak at my Dad’s funeral service, but The Lord told me to do it, so I did.  Of course I tried to argue with Him, giving Him reasons for not doing it, mainly that I would be too emotional to deliver a speech.  But, God convicted me and put it in my heart to follow through.  He told me that He would give me the strength and courage to do it, and He was right.

I now know that I did the right thing, made the right move, and listened to God and not my flesh.

I don’t know what tomorrow will bring, or what lies around the next corner.   But I do know that changes are coming, big changes.  I can feel it, I can sense it.  Changes in the world.

So the next time you feel convicted by The Lord to do something, remember that He is with you, He will give you the strength and the courage to follow through.  Take a step of faith and know that The Lord is with you, He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Thank you all for your prayers, support, and your kind words of encouragement.  

My trip is not yet over, as I still have two days of travel to get back home.

God bless my friends!  Back in a few days.

8 thoughts on “Attended my Dad’s funeral service

  1. 👍 I’m so glad everything went well for you! You are a gifted writer so I am sure your speaking skills are very good too. It’s much easier to do things when you listen to God and let him guide your words. Your post brought Moses to my mind. He was so afraid to talk to Pharoh because he had a stutter. But His obediance to The Lord saved the Isrealites and they were taken out of slavery into the promised land. All things work for the glory of God!
    Let us know when God gives you more incite about the big changes you sense. As for me each and everyday I feel less and less of this world. Satan is moving around this earth in a way I’ve never seen before. We can’t afford to forget to pray on our armor everyday.
    Have a good trip Gordon. Enjoy your time with family and friends.

  2. That’s very inspiring Gordon, good to hear that all is going well and especially that you were able to attend the funeral. Thank you for the inspiration and hope you seem to always bring. You are right, changes are coming, big changes, I sense them too. there is an enormous amount of end time prophecy to be fulfilled and God is about to step in and bring it all to a finish. It’s exciting to know that Jesus is appearing soon for His church and the righteous dead. I pray for God’s grace and peace for you and all your family and especially travelling mercies on your way home. Looking forwards to your continued prophecy updates. Bless you brother.


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