Alright we have been haging this conversation for a few days now and God my Heavenly Father is still giving me more to give you. This topic is so deep because it talks about who we are as a Christian, it talks about who we are as fathers. To this point we have shown that Christian Fathers are ones who love. We have talked about how Christian Fathers are ones who teach their families. On today we will be talking about how Christian Fathers are ones who provides.
A Father that provides doesn’t just bring money to the table. He provides things that can’t be provided but just anyone. He provides a sense of security, he provides a sense of character, he provides a sense of well being. A Christian father provides so much for his family he can not be replaced. He has to be confident in what he provides and not let the trials of the world make him doubt what he is able to do. He can’t allow his insecurities to make him not want to provide. Paul instructed us to this in his first letter to Timothy in 5:8 “But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel.” So we have to understand that we are mandated to provide for our families. We are Godly mandated to provide for our families and our homes.
When I look back over my life I think back to a time when I had a true Christian Father in my life. This example was not my biological father it was one of my uncles. He provided me with somethings that I look back on now and know that he provided me with these things. He provided me with a sense of pride. He gave me this pride because he showed me if I truly wanted something that I would have to work hard to obtain it. My uncle had a few antique cars while I was growing up. He told me when I was about to go to prom that he would provide me with a chauffeur in my favorite car but he gave me some conditions. He told me that if I wanted the car that I would have to wash and shine the car before and after the prom. What gave me the since of pride was when I came and tried to wash and shine the car quickly he made me do it over and over until I got it right. He taught me a good work ethic and he provide me with a sense of work, and a sense of pride in what I was working on. I didn’t have a lot of things growing up but him providing me with that experience is something I will remember for the rest of my life.
When our fathers provide for us it incorporates the teaching that we need as well as the love that we need. Start asking yourself who you are as a Christian Father. What type of legacy are you leaving for your family. How will they look back on the things that you have done for them. Think about WHO you ARE!
Yours In Christ,
A Christian Dad