Consistent faith through the challenges of life is hard. Being a father is as hard. But when you have a sick child, it’s even harder. Especially when your child is at a young age and if they don’t speak yet, it’s hard to figure out where they are hurting.
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What makes an UNCOMMEN Father?
Deuteronomy 4:9 — “Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.”
I had to ask myself what that meant? How is it defined? How is it played out in real life?
You need to be present in your kids lives. Which of these would you rather be?
Missing In Action, Definition – “used to say that a soldier cannot be found after a battle and might have been killed, captured, or wounded.”
Man In Action, Definition — Being an active man in the life of your family. You aren’t hard to find and are present where needed.
Biblical manhood in modern times is becoming less popular. The bar is set low. It wasn’t always the case, but it sure seems like men have lost their way. I don’t know if it’s our politically correct culture where everyone gets offended by the slightest thing or if men just lost it over the years. I guess if you watched your dad mail it in, that would be what you based what a dad should be.
Romans 8:37 — “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”
Proverbs 22:6 — “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.”
Wouldn’t it be great if you could revisit yourself in the past to advise on a situation? Not that I have it all together currently, but I know the young me would have benefitted from some council from the future me. I think it would have gone a little something like this.
God who delivered David from a bear, a lion and Goliath in 1 Samuel 17:37 has also delivered me from the dirt and more turmoil in life called busyness, greed, and selfishness. God’s role is evident in your life and mine.
I was seeking happiness and joy in all the wrong places. I sadly felt busyness was associated with success, and I wanted everyone to see I was busy. I found approval through admiration and joy through the next best gadget.