Fatherhood

15 06 2009

June - 2009 004Let me begin by stating that I know this picture of me and my two oldest boys is quite scary! But come-on, that’s real life stuff!

Well, I’m currently re-reading one of my books by Dr. Myles Munroe this week as I prepare for FATHER’S DAY next Sunday morning. He entitled it, Understanding the Purpose and Power of Men! It really is a very good book…it’s very detailed, but good. In the next to the last chapter he addresses the topic of being a good father. And I thought I might share just a few of the key points he makes in this chapter to inspire and encourage you as you think about the role and purpose of the father this week. He writes:

“A father is meant to represent the fatherhood of God to his children. Never before in the history of the world have we been as much in need of good fathers…Certain men think their ability to produce a child makes them a man…These men don’t know the meaning of being a covering, protection, and rold model for their children. many men were never toaught what it means to be a good father, and their own fathers did not provide good examples for them…In a large number of homes today, fathers are absent, due to separation, divorce, and the rising number of out-of-wedlock births. Other fathers live in the home bnut are absent from the family for all intents and purposes…Gentlemen, we have a tremendous calling ahead of us. Our task involves changin not only our own perspectives of fatherhood, but also those of our children, especially our sons. We have to communicate to them the standards of God, so that the trend I’ve just described can be reversed.”

THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF A FATHER

1. A Good Father Knows The Heavenly Father.

2. A Good Father Loves The Mother Of His Children.

3. A Good Father Loves His Children.

4. A Good Father Is Responsible For His Children.

5. A Good Father Teaches And Instructs His Children.

6. A Good Father Trains And Disciplines His Children.

7. A Good Father Encourages His Children.

8. A Good Father Comforts His Children.

Well, I think that is enough for one blog. i don’t want to overload you with information. But, I do want to encourage you to think on these things. And, if you’re a father – evaluate how you are doing at the fulfilling the greatest role and calling ever given to you. And if you aren’t doing so well…the start over today! Don’t beat yourself up over the past — just begin again right now. Live up to your calling and experience fatherhood the way it was meant to be!


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