God’s love is with a father when he relies on the Lord to guide his children
As a father, it is really important to come to the Lord for guidance – particularly when it comes to your children. They are precious gifts who have been given to you to educate, raise, and place within their hearts the confidence that they are loved by you and by the Lord. When they see the Lord reflected in your lifestyle, they learn more about faith and about God. Give thought to how you can give your children a firm foundation in the Lord through your words and actions. Play with them, listen to them, and pray with them. Demonstrate your love for them. Make sure they can see that you put Christ first in your life.
When thou goest, it shall lead thee; When thou sleepest, it shall keep thee; And when thou awakest, it shall talk with thee.
I will go before thee, And make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, And cut in sunder the bars of iron: And I will give thee the treasures of darkness, And hidden riches of secret places, That thou mayest know that I, the Lord, which call thee by thy name, am the God of Israel.
Excerpts from God’s Gift for Fathers, written by Jack Countryman