Dads!

Dads!

Matthew 6:21

For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.

Today I want to challenge our Dad’s to a deeper walk with Jesus.

A more authentic relationship with our wives.  Thereby setting a better example for our kids.

And finally to live our daily lives with more integrity.

What did my Dad do Right?

What do I love about being a Dad?1. Dads it all starts with a deeper walk with Jesus

Deuteronomy 4:24

For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.

God expects to be #1 in our lives

Only when He is #1

In our time

In our thoughts (Alone)

Our actions

We have to adapt to thrive not just survive

Don’t live just to get by this season in life

Build for the future

Video By Martina McBride Do it anyway

Only when He is # 1 Do we experience 

his sweetness

His Love

And His blessings

James 4:8

Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners; and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Men we need to go deeper in our walk with Jesus

Our wives are waiting

Our kids are waiting 

Jesus is waiting

The lost world is running out of time

2.  A More Authentic Relationship With Your Wife

As Dads one of the greatest legacies we can give our kids is a loving true blue relationship with their mother.

Not just when our kids are children but when they are adults

So many say, “well when the kids get raised then we can go our own way!”  It wont hurt so bad

what?  Are you crazy?

It hurts no matter how old you are

When they are adults than what are they going to say?

So everything was just a lie

Can I be very honest?

It is easy to find material about mothers on Mothers day

Sacrificing Mothers

Loving Mothers

Mothers who went beyond the call of duty

Most the stories about Dads

Dad was never there

Dad never talks

Dad didn’t care

Many people today cannot accept that God is their Father because of a poor example of their fathers.

Dads of all ages we can change that by loving our wives 

We must quit being AWOL in our marriages and homes.

Ephesians 5:28-29

So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church.

James 1:19-20

So then, my beloved brethren, let every man be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath; for the wrath of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

This quote has had an impact on me over the years

From Coach McCartney the year they won the National Championship for College Football

He was the founder of Promise Keepers

“Journal Entry 10-13-91

Beat Mizzou 55-7 

When we lost the shut out I reacted angrily with hand and sinned against him and you, Lord, I regret my words or the spirit of my words.

In fact the whole game I  was tense and explosive not gentle or loving like you require.”

3.  Live your daily life with more integrity

Integrity: The quality or state of being in a complete unbroken condition, entirely whole, the quality of being of sound moral principle uprightness, honesty, and sincerity.

I am who I am no matter where I am or who I am with.  

Job Application

Have you ever been arrested?  No Why?  I guess I have never been caught.

A person with integrity 2. Does not have divided loyalties (thats double minded)3. Does not pretend (thats hypocrisy)4. Has nothing to hide5. Has nothing to fear

The first key to greatness is to be in reality what we appear to be

Integrity builds trust

Integrity has influence

Integrity has high standards

Integrity will give you a solid reputation not just an image

So Dads I challenge you6. A deeper walk with Jesus7. A more authentic relationship with your wife to be a better example for your kids.8. To live your life with more integrity.

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