Dad’s who make a difference

June 15, 2018 by Dr. Jack Graham

The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers.

–1 Peter 4:7

We live in desperately wicked times. I’ve said that many times, and it’s true. It’s a reflection of the last days in which we live. And for this reason, it’s never been more important for fathers to pursue God with their whole hearts.

Your kids need to see the authentic witness of Christ alive in you! They need to see you praying, serving God, and showing love and respect to their mother. And your kids need you to be actively present in their lives, providing love and guidance that aligns with the witness of your daily life.

It’s hard to live this kind of life if you’re allowing your mind to be numbed or your judgment clouded. Don’t let yourself be intoxicated by the spirit of this age, but as Peter said, be “self-controlled and sober-minded.”

Now, I know many men who think they’ve blown it with their kids. But there’s hope and restoration in Jesus Christ. 

Let me challenge you to do something today.

If you want to make a difference in the lives of your children, start by getting on your knees in prayer. Answer God’s call to grow closer to him and to live a holy life before the Lord and your family.


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