For you know that we dealt with each of you as a father deals with his own children, encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God, who calls you into his kingdom and glory.
1 Thessalonians 2:11-12 NIV
This is a good reminder of three important tasks that I need to focus on with my children!
- Encourage them
- Comfort them
- Urge them to live lives worthy of God, who is calling them into His kingdom and glory!
Heavenly Father, You know my limited success in being a "super dad" who intentionally keeps things in order spiritually, at home, at work, and outside the home. Please help me to be a father who is able to build into Ian and Elise these three specific ways. Help me not to discourage them or drive them away (Colossians 3:21, Ephesians 6:4), but rather to train them up in righteousness and encourage them according to their bents. I love you!