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. Dad’s it all starts with a deeper walk with Jesus
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)
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
And His blessings
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
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.
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.
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.
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.