The Role of a Father

 

 

The role of a Father is to represent God to his children. Another way to say this is to say that our children’s concept of God is a direct reflection of their perception of their father. If he was distant, distracted, harsh, punitive, perfectionistic these qualities will influence the way his children understand and relate to God. If he is loving, engaged, firm but compassionate, and understanding these qualities will influence the way his children understand and relate to God. How do you want your children to perceive God? You are the single most important factor in influencing their perception of God.

 

Is it important for a father to be actively engaged in his family? The answer is absolutely YES! Is it important for a man to pursue God and be intimate in his relationship with God? It is not only important it is critical for him and for his children. Exodus 20:5 tells us that the behavior and influence of a father is multi-generational. It says that the wrong behavior of a father has an impact for three or four generations but righteous behavior has an effect to a thousand generations for those who love God. Since we can only reflect and then impart what we know and live ourselves we must be actively in pursuit of God to be able to reflect Him to our children.

 

How are you doing in your pursuit of God? Are you doing the little things everyday that further and deepen your relationship with God? Does your life and behavior reflect the nature and character of God? It can, why not take time today to ask the Holy Spirit to help you grow into the perfect reflection of God for your family and others to see!

Published in: on September 17, 2007 at 1:34 pm  Leave a Comment  

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