We as Dads have a tremendous responsibility to be there for our kids as I mentioned in my previous post, “Where’s Daddy.”
When taken to the next step, it’s important to realize that we as Dads are also called to lead our children through life, equipping them with the values, skills, experiences, and attitudes necessary to navigate life until they come of age. Now, this is no easy task, but fortunately for us, we aren’t doing this alone. God’s word makes it crystal clear that He is ready, willing, and able to hand out wisdom all the time. It’s up to us to ask, the effort demanded on our part.
If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. (James 1:5 NLT)
How awesome is it, that our God isn’t up in heaven thinking about how stupid we are when we don’t know what to do? Instead he’s right there, with his hand outstretched over us ready to give us all that we need.
…for your Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him! (Matthew 6:8b NLT)
I can’t tell you how many times Angela and I have asked God for wisdom in certain situations, and the number of times that the required wisdom has come at just the right time.
Everything from the best discipline techniques for each child, how to be fair in certain situations, and especially for more patience on my part.
Be encouraged this week! We don’t have to have all the answers for life, just for the problems of the day, and God is more than willing to give us these when we are obedient by first asking, and then listening.
So go ahead, ask Him how to handle the situations you are in, His arm is not shortened by our uncertainty, and He will never belittle us for asking for His help.
‘Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know.’ (Jeremiah 33:3 NKJV)
Have you ever had a time where God totally gave you an amazing answer for a problem you had? One that you never, ever would have thought of? Please share!
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