One of my least-favorite responsibilities as a dad is disciplining my children. I don’t know about you, but I’d rather just feed them ice cream, play games, and wrestle all day long! However, there are many biblical reasons why it is essential that we train our kids to obey.
How can you and I make a difference this year, in our personal lives, our families, and our communities? The Scripture indicates that it is the small habits of obedience that will make the biggest difference. Three basic habits, when done over the long haul, will have a big impact this year.
Our capacity or lack of capicity to wonder has very serious spiritual implications. As dads, we need both to model a spirit of wonder as well as nurture it in our families. In the process, you’ll be preparing your family for the day of all days, that day when Jesus comes again to be marveled at among all who have believed. (2 Thessalonians 1:10).
For centuries, God’s people longed for the coming of Messiah. As the Christmas promises multiplied, so did the anticipation. This year, turn the whole month into a season of preparation to make the dawning of Christmas morning about more than presents in your home.