The Perfect Father

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In the Bible, John 3:16 says, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”  If you want to be the perfect father, then do what our Heavenly Father does and start by showing love.

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Lead By Example

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“Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us.”

Titus 2:7-8

 

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You Can Do It

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God has given you the knowledge and the tools to succeed as a father.  As the old Nike slogan says, “Just do it.”

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Fathers Are Important

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Fathers are key to successfully raising a child.  Research statistics consistently show that fathers who are active parents have children with fewer behavioral problems, perform better in school, and in general are better prepared for life.  You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be there.

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A True Father

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A true father is not defined by what he does but who he is.  When you die, you will not be remembered for the assets that you leave behind; however, you will be judged for the investments that you leave in those that are left behind.

 

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Becoming A Dad

Being a Dad is the toughest job that you will ever love; however, God will be with you every step of the way.  In the Podcast titled “Becoming A Dad”, I walk though how I felt when I fould out that I would be a Dad for the first time.  I also share three pieces of advice for new Dads along with a Bible verse that lets you know that God will always be with you.

Don’t Worry, Be Happy

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So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’  For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.  But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Matthew 6:31-34

I had just finished college and started my first “real” job when Bobby McFerrin released the song, “Don’t worry, be happy.”  One of the lyrics in the song says “In every life, we have some trouble but when you worry you make it double.”  This is a true metaphor for life. Continue reading “Don’t Worry, Be Happy”

God Doesn’t Make Mistakes

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For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.  Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you.  You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

Jeremiah 29:11-13

I can’t tell you the number of times I hear people talking about a child being a “mistake” or an “accident.”  Let me tell you something.  Becoming a father may have been a surprise to you but it definitely wasn’t a surprise to God.  When God first spoke to the Prophet Jeremiah, He said, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”  He went on to say that He set Jeremiah apart because He had a very specific purpose for him.   Continue reading “God Doesn’t Make Mistakes”