Bible Verse: Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. (Ephesians 6:4)
God is challenging each man, husband and father to get off the bench and into the game and to provide spiritual leadership for the people in his life. And it is an incredibly high calling and extremely important.
We know all too well the result of men abdicating their responsibilities in the home and church. Many of you come from homes where your father responded well to the call of Christ, and as a result, your life has been positively impacted for here and now, and also for eternity.
But probably, many of you came from homes where your father was absent or un-involved in your spiritual development, and you know full well the complications that has created in your life.
So here we all are, considering our primary calling to be a spiritual leader in our home. Giving spiritual leadership in or home is more important than our job. Our job is what we do to make a living but our calling is to pastor our family.
As you know, there are three kinds of people in this world.
- One who makes things happen
- One who watches what happens
- One who wonders what happened
God wants all of us to be the kind of men who make things happen, and in particular, make spiritual things happen in our homes and church. God is calling all of us to spiritual leadership.
— Terence Rolston, President, Focus on the Family Canada
Further Reading: Ephesians 6:1-24
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