A Note from the Husband
It’s been amazing to watch my wife grow up in the Lord over the years. She’s been given an incredible gift to write, starting in her teenage years when she used to write regular newsletters for her local church.
Her ability to write is only matched by her desire to know God. She was the young lady who would spend 4-5 hours a day on her knees, praying, reading the Word and journaling to God. She had countless journals sprawled across the house along with her many cups of hot drinks and piles of spiritual books scattered across different rooms.
She has always been a writer, and with technology these days, blogging is really the most logical progression for her.
I’ve been given the opportunity to share a few of my own thoughts here on this site, and what a privilege it is to share this platform with my wife.
My prayer is that your life will be touched by the words on this site. I pray that the Holy Spirit will use the words we write to bring Heaven into your home.
A Note to the Fathers
It’s 2016, and everywhere you look, there is an absence of fathers. Even when fathers are in the families, there is an absence of Fatherhood.
As traditional roles are being challenged, and even gender differences questioned, the whole concept of being a “father” may seem rather foreign to the younger generations.
What is biblical fatherhood?
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
Men in the bible are commanded to lead their household, to love their wives and train their children. It’s easy to sit back and let mum be in charge of teaching the children – besides in a lot of families the mum’s seem to have a better handle of what’s happening with the kids.
However, the bible specifically instructs the men to bring up the children in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
If we are to bring them up in discipline and instruction then surely it starts with us being disciplined and being instructed by the Lord!
How much discipline do I have as a father? How much do I allow the word of God to instruct my life?
Is it really possible to cruise along and “see what happens” with regards to the upbringing of the children?
I believe that fathers have to be visionary. Another words, we need to see the future, and prepare for the next phase of our children’s development. What’s around the corner for our children? What are the challenges and opportunities for learning coming up?
What is God wanting to impart in my kids? And how do I prepare them for the coming years?
Let’s rise up, Fathers! Be the sort of vessel that God wants you to be and bring up your children in godliness.