Dads who make a difference
June 18, 2010
The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.
We live in desperately wicked times. I've said that many times, and it's true. It's a reflection of the last days in which we live. And for this reason, it's never been more important for fathers to pursue God with their whole hearts.
Your kids need to see the authentic witness of Christ alive in you! They need to see you praying, serving God, and showing love and respect to their mother. And your kids need you to be actively present in their lives, providing love and guidance that aligns with the witness of your daily life.
It's hard to live this kind of life if you're allowing your mind to be numbed or your judgment clouded. Don't let yourself be intoxicated by the spirit of this age, but as Peter said, be "self-controlled and sober-minded."
Now, I know many men who think they've blown it with their kids. But there's hope and restoration in Jesus Christ.
Let me challenge you to do something today.
If you want to make a difference in the lives of your children, start by getting on your knees in prayer. Answer God's call to grow closer to him and to live a holy life before the Lord and your family.
YOUR KIDS NEED TO SEE THE AUTHENTIC WITNESS OF CHRIST ALIVE IN YOU!
OUR THANKS TO YOU!
Do the words rested... peaceful... and refreshed describe you today? Or do the words stressed... rushed... and pressured better describe your way of life?
If you're like most Christians, you'd probably have to admit those last three words more accurately describe your life most of the time!
The good news is that it doesn't have to be this way... even when your life is one big pressure-cooker. And in my new book, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out, I'll show you why.
Based on the principles from Paul's letter to the Philippians and Psalm 23, Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out will help you find true peace and rest in a world that is anything but peaceful and restful. It's the perfect "pause" button you need!
So please request your copy of Pause: Resting in God Instead of Stressing Out when you give online today! --Jack Graham