As the month of June comes to close we salute Dads around the world! The home is to be a symphony of praise! There’s to be harmony in the home and if there is to be harmony, then the father is to be the leader of the band. It is difficult to be a good man and even more difficult to be a good husband. But most difficult of all, and I think you would agree, is to be a good Dad. Now dads, are you listening? You might fail in a lot of different ways, but you must fear God and live with integrity.
What do you want to be remembered for? I was thinking what my children will remember of me. First, I thought, they’ll remember my sense of humor. Then I laughed and thought, I can’t even remember it! So what will they remember? I pray to God that they will remember me for my character. I want them to say, “My dad feared God. My dad walked in the ways of God.” That’s what I want to be remembered for. I want them to believe in the God that I fear and love.
And I want to tell you something dads; the number one thing in being a good dad is the character that he lives, Integrity…my girls know that I have faults, I have a lot of them and they could stand up and say, “Dad has faults,” but I’ll tell you one thing they will do, they’ll say, “my dad is real. My dad is honest. My dad loves God.” I know they would say that. And my dear friend, your children need a dad that fears God and a dad that walks with integrity.
“A dad is someone who wants to catch you before you fall but instead picks you up, brushes you off, and lets you try it again. A dad is someone who wants to keep you from making mistakes but instead lets you find your own way, even though his heart breaks in silence when you get hurt. A dad is someone who holds you when you cry, scolds you when you break the rules, shines with pride when you succeed, and has faith in you even when you fail.” ~ A Titus Man