Being a father is different than just being a teacher, a manager, or a leader: a father shapes the culture and behavior of a family, church, business, or organization in a foundational way that holds sway even after he is no longer present.
Our children desperately need us to instruct them in the ways of the Lord and in the practical skills necessary to live in this world. This requires that we take the time to patiently teach them and include them in what we do. We need to tell them why we do things, and we need to show them how they, too, can do what we do.
What is the main goal of being a father?
Perhaps you have never thought about this, but in any area of life, we have to know where we are going if we are ever going to get there. Another way of saying this is the “Why” should determine the “How.” Once we answer the question of why we are going to do something, then we can rightly address the question of how we will do it. If you get this order wrong, you will be lost, as you will begin with the practical solution rather than the heart attitude.
We all want justice, but that desire for justice means so much more than what is bubbling at the surface of current events. Justice is at the very heart of the gospel, and God loves justice.
Have you ever considered that you do not have to fear because God is with you? Fear has to do with punishment, with being cast out of God’s presence. But when we are confident in God’s presence with us, there is truly nothing to fear. In life and in death, we are secure in the presence of God.
1. Trust God completely
2. Know God more
3. Ask God to lead you and teach you
4. Rejoice that God is your salvation
5. Ask God to forgive you
6. Humbly walk in God’s mercy and grace
7. Experience the friendship of God
8. Pray to God about your struggles
9. Ask God to guard and deliver you