As the father of ten children including 5 sons and 5 daughters I thought it appropriate to write on the desperate need of the current generation of children for Christian Fathers to MAN UP! This is not because I am an expert, rather a burden for Christian men around the World to have a revival in their hearts regarding the awesome blessing and responsibility of raising a Godly generation.
Fathers Must Take Responsibility-Ephesians 6:4
We must Man up and take our responsibility. For far too long fathers have been content to stand on the side lines and let the mothers do most of the parenting of our children.
We have many self justifying excuses of why we don’t value the role of father as much as we should. We may even mentally think we are doing the best possible job as a Dad. But compared to the investment of resources of time and money spent pursuing a quality education, career advancement, or prominence in the church and community, the amount most Dads spend in the pursuit of raising a Godly generation pales in comparison.
Christian brothers, it is time for us to recognize that the greatest resource we have available to us for the advancement of the Kingdom of God is our Children being brought up in the home for the Glory of God. We must stop being hypocrites in the home willing to let mom do the child rearing and get busy investing in our children from the Lord. I promise the return will be great!
Our excuses may be noble, “busy with work”, “trying to provide for the family’s needs”, “working extra for the children’s college fund” etc. But no matter how good the excuse none of them remove the commandment of the Lord: YE FATHERS!