Monday, March 5, 2012

Fathers! Someone are Watching You

"If you follow the steps of your father,
you learn to walk like him
" (West African proverb)

According to Christian Inquirer; children of fathers who feel good about themselves and have high self-esteem grow up with more confidence and a higher opinion of themselves. A recent study of 105 mothers, fathers, and their children over fourteen years old found that a dad’s self-esteem is more critical than a mom’s in the way children feel about themselves. (

John Nicholson writes, “The quality of a child’s relationship with his or her father seems to be the most important influence in deciding how that person will react to the world.” A good father can influence the grown up of their children. I have a little cousin who acts mostly like his father. He talks like his father. He behaves like his father. He is too young to read books, but he is (like every one of us when we were kid) an original ‘copycat’, natural imitator of the surrounding environments – ‘reads’ his father’s life day and night. Little eyes that keep observing daily, little ears that quickly take in every word he said and little hands that eager to do everything he do. His father is consciously and unconsciously setting an example every day for his son to observe and learn.
When I asked my little cousin, “What do you want to be when you grow up?
Without hesitated, he said, “I want to be like my father.” ("Kids Say the Darndest Things" … kid says the truth.)

Dear fathers, your children are watching you every single day; teach them the way of the Lord in your daily living. Teach them to treasure the Lord, your God, in everything you do – acts, walks and talks. “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6ESV)

Dear young men and women, imitate your father’s good examples. Be obedience to your father as long as he’s example is not against the Lord’s ways. “Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right…” (Ephesians 6:1ESV)

Dear fatherless child, do not be discourage if your had never known your father or perhaps your father may have left you. “Be strong and courageous!” (Joshua 1:6) God is our ever loving Abba, Father. We should remember that in all that we do. For if you receive Jesus as your Lord and Savior, you are no longer fatherless. Here is the assurance, “I (God) will be your Father, and you will be my sons and daughters, says the Lord Almighty.” (2 Corinthians 6:18 NLT, in the bracket mine)

Dear all, watch, learn, walk, obey and imitate your Father in Heaven.

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