Summary: No single attribute will give more positive spiritual influence on your children than spiritual integrity.
MORE MEN LIKE MOSES’S DAD!
(Men don’t always say what they mean)
When a man says “IT WOULD TAKE TOO LONG TO EXPLAIN”
He means: "I have no idea how it works"
When a man says "TAKE A BREAK, HONEY. YOU ARE WORKING TOO HARD’’
He means: "I can’t hear the game over the vacuum cleaner"
When a man says ’THAT’S INTERESTING DEAR.’
He means: "Are you still talking?"
When a man says: "IT’S A GUY THING"
He means: "There is no rational thought pattern connected with this, and you have no chance at all of making it logical"
When a man says "CAN I HELP WITH DINNER"
He means: "Why isn’t it ready yet?"
When a man says ’OH, DON’T FUSS, I JUST CUT MYSELF. IT’S NO BIG DEAL"
He means: "I have probably severed a limb, but I will bleed to death before I admit I’m hurt, so get over here and help me!"
When a man says ’I CAN’T FIND IT.’’
He means: "It didn’t fall into my outstretched hand, so I’m completely clueless"
When a man says “I HEARD YOU.”
He means: "I haven’t the foggiest clue what you just said and I am hoping desperately that I can fake it well enough so that you’ll not spend the next 3 days yelling at me."
When a man says "YOU LOOK TERRIFIC!"
He means: "Oh please don’t try on one more outfit, we’re late and I’m starving."
When a man says "I’M NOT LOST. I KNOW EXACTLY WHERE WE ARE.’’
He means: "No one will ever see us alive again."
When a man says “I don’t think I can go today.”
He means: Shopping is NOT a sport, and no, I am never going to think of it that way.
When a man says, “I don’t remember saying that.”
It’s because he means: “Anything I may have said 6 months ago is inadmissible in an argument. In fact, all past comments become null and void after 7 days.”
When a man says, “that’s not what I meant.”
He means: “If something I said can be interpreted two ways, and one of the ways makes you sad or angry, I meant the other one.
I heard about the little girl who walked out of the service after it was over and she said to the pastor, "When I grow up, I’m going to give you some money." The pastor said, "Thank you, dear, but why?" She said, "Because my dad says you are the poorest preacher he ever heard.
One night a wife found her husband standing over their newborn baby’s crib. Silently she watched him. As he stood looking down at the sleeping infant, she saw on his face a mixture of emotions: disbelief, doubt, delight, amazement, enchantment, skepticism. He would stand back, shake his head and say, "Amazing," while smiling from ear to ear.
Touched by his unusual display and the deep emotions it aroused, her eyes glistened as she slipped her arms around him. "A penny for your thoughts," she whispered in his ear.
"Isn’t it amazing!" he replied. "When you take the time and really look close, how can anyone make a crib like that for only $45.99!"
As David is on his death bed he says to his son “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the LORD searches every heart and understands every motive behind the thoughts. If you seek him, he will be found by you; but if you forsake him, he will reject you forever. 1 Chronicles 28:9
Dads, our greatest privilege, your greatest opportunity, your greatest joy and our greatest
responsibility is to be a parent.
Over 30 years ago my son was born into this world. I wish I had just a glimpse of the importance of fatherhood that I have now. Psalms 112:1-2 Blessed is the man who fears the LORD, who
finds great delight in his commands. His children will be mighty in the land; the generation of the upright will be blessed.
In my estimation the most influential, the most important job on earth, the most powerful people that occupy this planet or not those who run businesses, sit in senate seats, lead companies, make the daily headlines or control the economy. The most influential people is a Godly mom and dad.
Someone has said, “A boy loves his mother, but will follow his father."
His little arms crept round my neck, And then I heard him say,Four simple words I can’t forget, Four words that made me pray.
They turned a mirror on my soul, On secrets no one knew,
They startled me, I hear them yet, He said, “I’ll be like you!”
Park with me this in Hebrews 11:23-27 where you will find two Godly parents that championed the will of God in their home and they raised a Boy named Moses