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Dads Who Love Jesus: Remember These 5 Tips As You Raise Your Children In Him

May 14, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 127

Ask any man of faith "What would you consider to be your 'top picks' when it comes to raising your children in Christ?" and the answers would be more than a few I am sure.

Understanding that to be true, I would like to present just five words and their accompanying concepts to consider within the next few moments.

  1. Dedicate
  2. Point
  3. Love
  4. Befriend
  5. Enjoy

First: Dedicate

Begin the child raising process before the Lord priorto the time when they begin their lives on this earth.

Dedicate them to Jesus.

  • Get your heart right,
  • Strive to keep it right,
  • And prayerfully give each child to the Lord.

In doing so you are building around them -- and yourself -- an atmosphere of spiritual formation.

And keep on dedicating them to the Lord for as long as you find yourself able to do so this side of heaven's door.

Second: Point

You began with the dedication of yourself and your child to the Lord... no continue the process.

Keep pointing them to the Lord:

  • In all possible ways,
  • For the best reasons you can think of before the Lord,
  • At all times.

Keep pointing them to Jesus.

Third: Love

Love them.


But surely,

With the help of the Lord...

Love them with all you've got -- and when you don't feel that you have it at the time, go to the Lord you love and get it.

Four: Befriend

Love them as a dad, yes.

But be sure -- be sure to love them as friend as well.

  • Listen without correcting all the time,
  • Affirm with sincere energy,
  • And come along side when needed.

Just like true friends do.

Five: Enjoy!

  • Delight in them early,
  • Delight in them sincerely,
  • And delight in them often.

Let not that feeling of delight be felt leaving their lives: at least from your end.


Don't forget to share with the Lord the delights you see and the delights you cultivate: it helps the "keep on delighting in" factor.

--- A Quick Review---






--- Potential Takeaways---

  • "How have I done -- and how am I doing -- with regards to the concept of dedication when it comes to my child rearing endeavors?"
  • "Am I point my children in the direction of the Lord as I should... when I should?"
  • "How am I doing at loving my child?For real, how am I doing?"
  • "Do I think about becoming a friend to my child and if so, how am I doing?"
  • "And what about my enjoyment level: is it being cultivated as it should?"

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