The first blame-shifting event in the history of mankind happened when Adam blamed Eve for eating the forbidden fruit. It seems that shifting the blame comes naturally to most people, and children are no exception.
Do you think you have to be perfect to have a successful, strong family?
Following God’s plan for your life is an adventure! When you first get that vision, it’s new and exciting! But as you move forward, you’re going to run into some roadblocks.
“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 NKJV).
Around the age of 13 is when children turn into a subculture called “teenagers.” Behavior that seemed innocent and cute when your child was a two-year-old is viewed as outright rebellion as he or she becomes a teenager. It’s not cute when your teenager looks you in the face and says, “I’m not doing that, and you can’t make me!”
Let’s face it; life can get pretty crazy! Keeping up with jobs, bills, housework, lawn maintenance, kids, and all of the extra-curricular activities can put a lot of strain on you.
It may seem like there are just never enough hours in the day!
Following God’s vision can bring major changes in your life. It may even require you to do a complete one-eighty. You may have already chosen a specific path for your life, and you’re pursuing it with a passion. Then, God shows you His vision for your life and all of a sudden things change—priorities, goals, and relationships, just to name a few. Continue reading…
Dad, daddy, pop, papa, pa, and father. Many names, but the same job description.
The term “fathering” means to treat with protective care. It means being involved, behaving responsibly, being emotionally engaged, physically available, providing financial support, and having influence in child raising decisions.
When Paul was on the road to Damascus he got knocked off his horse and a very interesting thing happened: his eyes were blinded. He had a vision, not with his natural eyes, but with his spiritual eyes. He was blind, but he saw something nobody else saw and it changed his life. (See Acts 9:1-9) Continue reading…
In the Old Testament Joseph had a vision that he was going to be a great man and do things well beyond his current situation. When he had this dream from God, he was the runt of the family, but he knew that one day he was going to become top dog.
Getting God’s vision for your life deep in your heart is important because it helps you stay the course even when you run into roadblocks.