Chuck Foreman – Teaching Pastor
Most of us don’t feel terribly awesome as dads. We know it’s important to succeed in this area is any at all, and yet most of the time we don’t really know how. Sometimes we even feel like we’re making it up as we go! You get the impression that God agrees with us—we need help! Thus, His instruction to fathers:
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.”
Don’t do this! Do do this! OK. At least there’s hope. If we can get a handle on how to train our kids and what to teach them, and if we will allow God to do His work in us so that we become less exasperating to our children and more encouraging, then perhaps we can lead our families well. If this is what God wants, then there’s reason to believe that God is at work through ordinary Dads, who submit to His work in them, to make them men who can shape and lead their children and families. Let’s hope so because if you’re a dad like me, you know that’s what you really want, but you also know that you need help—God’s help.
Maybe this is His Good Dad Plan.