father

A father is neither an anchor to hold us back, nor a sail to take us there, but a guiding light whose love shows us the way. anonymous

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord . Ephesians 6:4 (NIV)

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Fathers

One night a father overheard his son pray; “Dear God, make me the kind of man my Daddy is.” Later that night, the father prayed, “Dear God, make me the kind of man my son wants me to be.” Unknown

 

Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. Ephesians 6:4

Heart of a father

The Heart of a Father

See how very much our heavenly Father loves us, for He allows us to be called His children, and we really are… I John 3:1 NLT

The Heart of a father is found in the heart of God. In order for a man to be the kind of father that his children need, a man must understand what kind of father God is to his children. Here are four important areas to consider:

Leadership – From a father’s steps, a child needs to see the importance of wise choices and good decisions; from a father’s love, a child needs to discover purpose, identity and true worth.

Care – A man’s work is honorable and is a doorway through which a father helps to express his love and care for his children in practical ways.

Time – Every moment a father spends with his child is another opportunity for good to happen in a child’s life.

Himself – Even greater than a father giving his child the gift of time is when a father gives the gift of himself. A Dad is loved because he give his children the one thing they treasure most – himself.

Roy Lessin