To Be A Father!

Here we are, another Monday, the weekend is gone and we are back into work mode.  Some of us may have already forgotten the celebration of Fathers that took place this past weekend.  I was blessed to have been able to spend time with my Dad golfing on Friday at Bos Landen and having dinner on Sunday!  I am thankful for the opportunity to learn and grow as his son.  As we grow and mature, it is often good to reflect on how we have been shaped.

We as Men should strive to be Christ-centered leaders of our household and in order to remain committed to this we need to look to our Heavenly Father.  Because wives and children look to Men for leadership, we need to have a solid foundation of which to understand the role of a Husband and a Father.  The Bible calls Men to be Spiritual Leaders of Wives and Children, most notably described in Ephesians 5:21-6:4.  During worship on Sunday there was a powerful song that cut straight to the Heart of what it means to be a Father!  Sanctus Real’s “Lead Me” is a great example of what it means to be the Spiritual Leader in the household and for the family.  I can’t help but share this song with you.  Please take a few minutes and be inspired to learn more about what it means to be a leader of the House by watching the video at the following link:   http://youtu.be/G1IZk2jurAc.  A great follow up is watching the Story Behind “Lead Me” at this link: http://youtu.be/DtIJqNrNKsI.  Both videos would be well worth the 8 minutes it would take to watch. 

Even though I have yet to become a Father, let alone a Husband, I continue to be molded by God, my Heavenly Father.  I believe that my relationship with God continues to deepen and will play a very important role in being a Husband and Father in the future.  I thank God for what he has done to change my perspective and for setting Biblical guidelines on what it means to be a Spiritual Leader.  I thank my Earthly Father for continuing to Love and Support me!

I want to celebrate all the Fathers I have come to know!  Thank you for leading your families and thank you for the impact you have had on the lives of your wives and children.  I give you the gift of the music video, a gift that may challenge you to rethink how you view your role as a Household Leader and Father!  I leave you with these questions to reflect upon.  What does it mean to be a Father like God was to Jesus?

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