|Here is a simple, clear and important list we can take to heart.
The words come from Paul in the 16th Chapter of his letter to the church in Corinth.
Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous;
Be strong. Do everything in love.
|Be on Guard:
A Good guard is alert and aware. A Guard is watchful; they pay attention to places of vulnerability. They show up ready to do whatever they can to protect and defend those entrusted to their care. A Guard that doesn’t guard is just a guy in a uniform waiting for his shift to end.
Are you watching or just waiting in your role as a dad?
Stand Firm in the Faith:
Our faith is not in ourselves. Our faith is not in faith. Our faith is in the Faithful One. The one who called us to believe, trust and follow him. Standing firm only
Happens when we do the “work of believing in the one whom God sent”
How is that work going in your daily life?
Courage is not a lack of fear. Courage is doing the right thing in the face of fear.
As dads we are called to be Courageous. Courage does not “Back off”, “Take off” or “Go off.”
Courage squares off with whatever comes through the door.
The Courage in the heart of a Father is “Pre- Loaded.”
It is already in you as a dad. When things get dicey, you need to find
your courage and press ahead, there is no way out, only a way through.
Are you finding your Courage when it matters most?
Where does strength come from? Physical strength develops as we push through resistance,
lift weights, and push the limits of our cardio capacity. Strong people have developed a commitment
and habit of doing hard things.
How are you dealing with and responding to the hard things in your life?
Do Everything in Love:
Not some things, not lots of things but do Everything in love. Love is a “doing” thing more than a “feeling” thing.
Love is something we demonstrate to our daughters. Love is what covers our daughters, it is what grounds our daughters
and it is what launches our daughters.
Is your daughter seeing your love?
Let’s keep it simple
Let’s keep it clear
This really is important!
Grace and Peace,
Dr. Don Worcester