One of my favorite things to do is to sit with each one of my sons and listen to the things that motivate him and affects his life. Seeing and hearing the passion and listening to his strategy and plans to overcome. I love the connection I feel and the opportunity that time provides to lead thoughts toward godly responses.
Fathers, there is no greater way to lead your children than with a loving touch and encouragement to live godly. Paul wrote, “As ye know how we exhorted and comforted and charged every one of you, as a father doth his children, That ye would walk worthy of God…” 1Th 2:11-12
He speaks here of exhorting (drawing our children near) in comfort and encouragement so that as we charge (give instruction) to walk worthy of God there is safety, love and genuine concern. These active attitudes will open doors to your children’s hearts and lives that pressure and force never will.