I heard the story about King David from the Bible and his son, Asbolum. It is a story about a father not paying attention to his son, and the son plotting against him to try to be the king.
Where was David was the question. Why didn’t he see what was going on and correct his son?
This made me think that our lives as fathers. Since Father’s Day is coming up a good discussion would be, where are we with our children?
Satan can be a huge detriment when it comes to being fathers. He will say, you can stay and have beers with the guys after a round of gold, instead of being home and playing with the kids.
He lets people hear what they want to hear. “It’s OK to forget your family and have fun.”
What I came up with is a guide for father s as to how they can be a good father:
- Love the mother of your children.
- Let your children hear you pray for them.
- Bring your children to church.
- Get home from work on time to be with family.
- Do not work when off work.
- Spend the majority of your free time with family.
- Play with your kids often.
- Say, “I love you,” every day.
- Put yourself on “time out,” when you are angry.
- Quickly admit to your mistakes and say, “I’m sorry.”
Here are some shocking results of a survey held recently:
- 22% of adults stopped going to church since the pandemic started.
- 50% of millennials have stopped going to church.
- Podcasts and Tik Tok, lead people away from the church.
How do we guard our hearts from Satan?
- A serious pursuit of holiness.
- A serious pursuit of worship.
So where do you stand in all of this? Do you go to the bar and forget about your family? Remember…Monkey see and monkey do. Your children will end up bars too.
Do you do drugs and alcohol too much? Monkey see monkey do.
Do you play golf every chance you can to get away your family? Monkey see monkey do.
Don’t be that kind of father. Put your family first, and love them with all your heart.
You are never alone.
You are never forsaken.
You are never unloved.
And above all…never, ever, give up!
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