FAMILY MATTERS| FOLLOW THE WISE

EVERYONE seeks for a model in life. Someone confident enough who knows where he is going. A leader who doesn’t have the illusion that he is the center of the universe, but someone who puts the interest of others over his own. How many families were destroyed because the leader of the home failed to guide his children? That supposed leader claims to have worked so much to provide for the needs of the family. Little does he know that provision is just a part of the whole need.

In trying to find inspiring fathers, I came across the prayer of this father from the book

” PRAYERS FROM A DAD’S HEART” by Robert Wolgemuth:

Father in heaven,

Thank you for providing hard (a) work for me to set my hand to. Thank you for disciplining me as the son you love by letting me endure certain hardships. I want to welcome tough times because they teach me to lean on you and love you even more. You are my example of a father with perfect balance between withholding and giving, between discipline and grace. Help me to demonstrate what I have received from you by compelling my child by your standard. Help me to delight in my son by watching carefully all his activities and accumulations. Help me make the difficult decision to give him what he really needs and not just what he wants. For this I need your discernment, your confidence and knowledge from your Word.

I pray in Jesus’ name,

Amen

The man who prayed this is wise. He knows his limits yet tries to seek help from the One who is the real author of families. Like a Persian proverb which says,

He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not is a fool; shun him.

He who knows not, and knows that he knows not is a child; teach him.

He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep; wake him.

He who knows, and knows that he knows is wise; follow him.”

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