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It Takes a Man to Be a Dad

Ephesians 6:4

God has laid it right at the feet of fathers (not mothers), and therefore He has laid this responsibility on their hearts. Of what am I speaking? “Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.” A few short words, but a great responsibility and no easy task.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when it’s your turn to get up in the middle of the night to change a diaper.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you don’t go fishing with your buddies because your kids have a T-ball game.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you correct your child who is being disrespectful to her mother.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you play “fairy princess” with your four-year-old daughter.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you take the time to explain to your kids why you go to church.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you ground your teenage son for consistently breaking his curfew.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you give your teenage son a curfew.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you seize that “teaching moment” to tell your child the difference between right and wrong.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you pray freely and fervently in front of your children.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you save up money for your child’s education and not for your new set of golf clubs.

It takes a man to be a dad ... when you praise your child for wanting to help out old Mrs Libmeier, and you didn’t even think about doing something for her.

As a father, have you taken on this responsibility whole heartedly? Are you seeking God’s help in this great undertaking? He is with you every step of the way. You will be greatly rewarded.

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