THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2016
Key Bible Verse: Let us, your servants, see you work again; let our children see your glory. (Psalm 90:16)
Dig Deeper: Psalm 103:13-18
One of the functions of faith and religion is to remind people that they are not God. It is through the process of acknowledging and worshiping an omnipotent being greater than you that humility, faith, and strength of character are developed. That’s healthy for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that it keeps us from believing we are our own God. Not only that, but recognizing and worshiping a holy God helps keep kids from becoming self-focused. Little children already seem to know about God. They are in awe of all they see and recognize a certain spiritual element in the world that adults seem to miss.
Prayer is one of the best things you can do as the father of your children. It is also one of the best virtues you can teach your kids. A father’s prayers for his children may carry weight with the Lord as it speaks to his heavenly Father heart (James 5:16). When your children see you intimately praying, it instills in them the belief that Dad does not think he is God. They are more likely to take your instruction and advice with more credibility because they recognize that you are accountable to someone important – the Creator of the universe.
– Rick Johnson in 10 Things Great Dads Do
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