Time’s change, Society changes, and Value’s Change; but God never changes. Let’s look at just a few of these thoughts practically and biblically…
A man of God should never be defined by his earthly possessions. The world may see us through the lens of worldly riches, but in Christ Jesus are rich with eternal blessings. Men when we become consumed with the things of this world we will eventually be consumed by them. The car will rust, the house will always need repairs, the family business may fail someday and every earthly treasure will fade away. But the Word of God is eternal. Don’t be defined by the world, be defined by the Word.
A man of God should never be so consumed with the busyness of life or with business that his family suffers for it. Men have heart to heart talks with other men. Father’s take time to encourage your sons. Son’s listen to your Father he may just have the answer. Dads take time to be a godly example to your daughter, this will provide the model she will gauge all other men by. All men never be too busy to have daily heart to heart talks with your Heavenly Father.
One of my friends, whose children are now all grown and moved away, told me the one time he cherished most as a Dad was their Sunday dinners around the kitchen table. There were no cellphones allowed, no TV, no newspapers, and no outside distractions. Father’s please remember that we set the example for our families in the “big things” such as our faith, but we must also never overlook the “little things.”
The Dinner Table
There is an important object that is vacant in many dining rooms.
It has been replaced with fast foods for the family to consume.
The center piece has moved from the home; to the field or the stage.
Leaving the dinner table empty and the family disengaged.
The vibrant conversations which took place at least once a week.
Have long been lost to weekend pleasures that they seek.
The room once full of joy, laughter, and stories of chivalry.
Now that dinner table has faded to a hollow memory.
Don’t be disheartened for there is great hope for us today!
That in every home men would gather their loved ones to pray.
Their family and friends collected round that blessed dinner table.
Where they feast with one another as often as they are able.
Rejoicing over victories and sharing of their defeats.
This gathering together is an example for all to repeat.
Don’t forget the dinner table that sits empty in your home.
Fill it with the ones you love, so they no longer roam.
The blessed dinner table where true faith is displayed.
When families gather around it, precious memories are made.
Let us not forsake the opportunity to share a loving meal.
Together at the dinner table where faith, hope, and love are real.