Thursday, May 13, 2010

Daily devotional: A father's role

Scripture
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

Observation
This is a good reminder of three important tasks that I need to focus on with my children!

Application
  1. Encourage them
  2. Comfort them
  3. Urge them to live lives worthy of God, who is calling them into His kingdom and glory!
Prayer
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!

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