God gave fatherhood to the YOURman. You are responsible for the development of your children. God did not leave it to your wife.
Genesis 17:18-19 18 And Abraham said to God, ‘If only Ishmael might live under your blessing!’
19 Then God said, ‘Yes, but your wife Sarah will bear you a son, and you will call him Isaac. I will establish my covenant with him as an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
Psalm 78:5-6 5 He decreed statutes for Jacob and established the law in Israel, which he commanded our ancestors to teach their children,
6 so that the next generation would know them, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children.
Ephesians 6:4 Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
A Few Practical Pointers – for Positive Father power:
- Pursue the ultimate Father: live for eternity instead of the weekends. Think larger than yourself. Model and teach respect for authority.
- Help your family see the big picture. Commit solidly to family unity. Be positive in building family member’s confidence.
QUESTION: Is promise-keeping an important part of your own practice of fathering?
Psalm 127:3-5 “behold – children are a gift of the Lord; the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; they shall not be ashamed when they speak with their enemies in the gate.
Credits – Amanda Buys.
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