Saturday, June 23, 2012

Happy Father's Day 2012

My kids are so blessed to have such a wonderful daddy!  I have been reminded this past year to not take this time we have on earth for granted.  I cherish my husband and am so thankful that he is a man of God and a wonderful father.

Several months ago Birch and I watched an amazing movie called "Courageous."  I just loved its message of calling on fathers to step it up. At the end of the movie the fathers are challenged to sign and commit to the following resolution.  What a difference it would make in the world if all dads took on this challenge!  I'm thankful for my husband who does his best to live up to this resolution!

I DO solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and my children.
I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.
I WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me.
I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.
I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.
I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.
I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.
I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.
I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.
I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.
I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will.
I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.
As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. ---Joshua 24:15

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