‘Learning to change the diapers makes us a better father than buying expensive toys.’
Every dutiful father is like an eagle…. Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
First let me begin by wishing our father ‘a happy fathers day’. [am included] but it does not end there for how we seen by our children and wards and even mothers should matter deemed to us. In life sometimes we let others give an opinion about ourselves, then we know we do not have a false one about ourselves.
There is no doubt in my mind that I want to be seen or referred to as a super dad, but wait a minute, not just a super dad by my kids, but by all who have visited my abode and noticed how i carry on and sweat it out with the little blighters. You can only imagin the hissing and the wincing when this celebration comes up and those beautiful kids who felt their fathers are not fit to be called that name. Yes, many children look away when talk about this subject but why is that? Let us take the bible as a case study for therein is the first father mentioned. Do you think he succeeded as a role model? personally, I believe our core character is formed at home and our parents gives us the first of what to expect, how to react and how to think properly and most of all relate to God. let us therefore, say few things here that will improve our role as a father as we take time off to celebrate this in the church or elsewhere. There are eight things i want us to consider in this class.
1 As fathers, we ought to show and led the direction the family will go. for example, which God to worship. A man once said ‘ as for me and my household we will serve the lord. This kind of assertion shows the man is in control of his house. When it comes to the god to serve the man should decide for the family With God or gods comes unique spirits. The one you allow will manifest in the lives of all in the members of that family.
2 As fathers we ought to possess the uncanny ability to be a moral team leader that will make the children to stand out as a personality with high moral values . Weaving this moral leadership in the family will go along way to keep them within the bounds of any existing laws in the land., while growing their distinctive role and talents.
3 As fathers we must know our role as the priest of the home, the spiritual head of this household. we must lead in prayers, worship and reading of the scriptures when necessary. We show first forgiveness before we teach forgiveness, we must for help others before we teach others to help. Being an example of what we teach makes it easy for children and wards to follow suit.
4 As fathers we ought o be able to read and understand our children and wards behavioural patterns and offer praise when needed, and not spare the rod when it is required, too.
5 Mothers are prune to be emotionally attached to them while men instil the needed discipline, guidance, and traits so they will face squarely the challenges of life without whimpering.
6 the bible places the responsibilities of children’s upbringing on the father, see Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.
7 Our children must not always be left to make their own decision without our guidance. They are too immature to take such a step. Children left on their own more than often brings shame and embarrassment to the entire family. See 1 Samuel 4:17-18 And the messenger answered and said, Israel is fled before the Philistines, and there hath been also a great slaughter among the people, and thy two sons also, Hophni and Phinehas, are dead, and the ark of God is taken. And it came to pass, when he made mention of the ark of God, that he fell from off the seat backward by the side of the gate, and his neck brake, and he died: for he was an old man, and heavy. And he had judged Israel for forty years. The dead of the father was hasten by the immoral and ungodly attitude of the children.
8 Read Proverbs 29:15 The rod and reproof give wisdom: but a child left to himself bringeth his mother to shame. When I was a kid, I remember reading the newspapers like i often do after my father had done with them that a presidential aspirant in my country had been compelled to call it quite with his presidential bids because his son was arrested with drugs in another country. Most of the populace thought the man would have made a difference in the country, but his lack in the family put paid to that .
HAPPY FATHERS DAY