Faithful fathers are called by Christ to intercede with bold prayers for their wives and children. They receive love from their heavenly Father, so they in turn can love well in their own home. Courage from Christ causes loving fathers to spend unhurried time listening to the hurts, dreams and concerns of their children. Courage creates courage for children.
“LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to you” (2 Samuel 7:27).
Where does your child need you to step up on their behalf? At school, because of a menacing bully? At church, because of a cruel clique? In the neighborhood, because of an immature parent? In your home, because of competing siblings? When we care, we are aware of what our child is facing and what they need from us to remain faithful to Jesus.
It is your model of obedience to the Lord that lingers long in your lineage. Your child watches your every move and wonders how they can become just like you. So, your courage to say and do the right things greatly influences your child’s growth in integrity. Behavior as defined by the Bible brings consistency to a father’s growing character.
“Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it” (Ezra 10:4).
As a courageous father you bring heaven’s hope to your home. It takes courage to symbolically label the entrance to your house with “Love God” and the exit with “Love People”. It takes courage to stand on behalf of your family against a secular and cynical culture and proclaim your 100% allegiance to Almighty God. Lean into the Lord’s courage and stand firm for your family. Your courage is a gift of security for your child.
“Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong” (1 Corinthians 16:13).
How can I courageously stand for my child in their current circumstance?
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