The Power of Influence


Cultivate Your Kids' Faith

Key Bible Verse: I could have no greater joy than to hear that my children are following the truth. (3 John 1:4)

Dig Deeper: 1 Corinthians 4:14-21

Men (especially as fathers) have been given a tremendous power to influence the lives of other people. People we will never meet are being impacted by what we do or don’t do right now. Future generations are being directed by our actions or inactions today. Our wives and children are looking to us to provide a leadership in their lives that they cannot get anywhere else but from us.

Even though it may seem difficult, it really doesn’t take much to begin to be the spiritual leader in your home. Your wife and children want to follow you (sometimes desperately so). The most common plea I hear from wives is, “I wish my husband would lead our family spiritually.” All you need to do is start taking some baby steps and they will fall in line behind you. Make sure you actually know what your faith is, then help them understand what that faith means and looks like.

– Rick Johnson in 10 Things Great Dads Do

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