Fathers

Deb Goolsby

“Honor your father and mother which is the first commandment with a promise – “So that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on this earth.”  Ephesians 6:2

I’m honoring my earthy father today as we are preparing to celebrate Father’s Day.  My dad gave so much of himself to his 3 kids (I’m that typical middle child) so that we would always feel loved, comfortable and safe.  (That doesn’t just mean material possessions!).  I continue to know that love today when he calls me randomly saying, “Hi Deb! How are you today?”

In a recent sermon on Everyday Heroes, we were reminded that “Heroes rise above the circumstances with a faith that won’t quit.”  My dad didn’t quit striving for his family so we could go without.  Not only did he provide financially for us, but more than that he was the spiritual giant in our family.  My dad (and mom) are my spiritual heroes because they made it a priority to get me to Christ.

So what are you doing to be the spiritual hero to your children?  Do you spend more time reading God’s work with your kids or readying the “menu” on the big screen?  Consider taking the time each week to read the take-home papers your child brings each Sunday from church.  (Yes, they are given one as they leave their classes.)

My dad made it a priority to make sure that our spiritual foundation was solid.  We went to church every Sunday, we ate meals together, we prayed together.  Who said that the family that prays together stays together?

Remember!  Kids need a spiritual foundation.  Parents, if you want to be a hero, bring your kids to God.

Thanks Dad, for being my hero!

1 comment (Add your own)

1. Rodny wrote:
I have not taken one for years, I probably shulod do that again. When I took one several years ago when I was a teen, they served more to confirm my gifts than surprise me by ascribing gifts I didn't know I had.

Sun, July 15, 2012 @ 9:06 PM

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