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What Do Christian Fathers Do When Their Children Are All Grown Up?

I have three children who have come of age to begin their journey on leaving the nest. One of them has gone off and is doing really well and I have two that are going through the college journey. This year is very difficult in the sense that one of the college kids is a vet and is going into their junior year. The other though is going to be a freshman. This child has their entire life ahead of them but yet they are entering college during a global pandemic. They are leaving home with many skills that we have taught them but never would we have thought that we would have to teach them how to live with people with this type of thing going on. Never did we think that we would have to send them out into the world with the United States so racially and socially divided. But here we are in 2020 and all of these things are right in front of us.

I am truly at a lost myself but because I know my children have a relationship with God I know they will be ok. I know that I have given them tools that should help them to navigate through these hard times that have been placed before them. I believe that even during times when our children are “all grown up” the praying and fasting for them is not over. I feel that we have to move it to a deeper level. Our children need us Fathers. They need us to be ready to stand in the Gap for them. They need us to hold them up when there are tears. They need us to still be there for them financially when they really end up in a bind. John told us in 3 John 1:4 “I have no greater Joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.” When we have given them the tools to make it through the world then it will give us so much joy when we see them succeeding.

Let’s look at it from another view you have given your child all the tools and they decide that they don’t want to follow in the path that was laid out for them what comes next? I personally feel like I stated before that is when the additional fasting and praying comes into play. You lay down specific things before the Lord when it comes to your children. It doesn’t even have to be when your children are doing wrong. Just when things are not going best for them or you want them to be better. It makes me think about a story the First Lady of our church told. She was telling us that one of her children was really in need for a job and to be out of the situation they where in. She told us that is when her faith took over and she began trusting and believing in God that he was going to make things work out for her child’s good. She told us that she prayed and she planted a seed for her child’s situation and in a few days time the child was offered multiple job offers. God has the power to work things out for us and our children we just have to believe.

Yours In Christ,

A Christian Dad

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What Is Going On With Christian Fathers? 2

I ran into a lot of backlash behind writing the original article on this topic. Not really about the things that I had to say about Cardi B and “WAP” but more about the things that I mentioned about the ministry work that fathers could be doing in this time of pandemic and distress. I did not mean to come across hard or in a demeaning way but the fact still remains that there is work that needs to be done.

In ministry we are all called to do different things in ministry that make up the entire body of Christ. We are called to all do ministry we just have to be willing to find the area that God has called us to work in. Paul told us in his first letter to the Corinthians 12:12 “For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ” This verse is important in the point that God gives us all gifts and each gfits makes up the body. The rest of the Chapter gives more detail about what the many different gifts that we can receive are. Let’s look at some other things that are going on in the world that we as a Christian body can jump into and allow God to be glorified in the efforts.

I have seen all over social media in the last couple of days riots and dismay in Illinois and Oregon. To the point where the cities that are having these issues don’t know how to anything to bring back order to their communities. Where I see that the Christian Men can help is being that Sound Mind when things are going wrong around them. I was asked on one occasion to join some friends at a protest because they stated “I know that you are level headed and you will keep us calm if things get crazy” We as Christian Fathers can be the light in these dark times. We can be help bring peace to the protest instead of being fuel to the fire. I am making a Call on tonight to my Christian Brothers and Sisters in Chicago and Portland lets stand for peace in our land. Race and agenda does not matter when we have such civil unrest. The reason is because the way business is being handled right now we are all losing and there is no victory in sight.

Yours In Christ,

A Christian Dad