Posted on March 7, 2018 Posted By: ShannonCategories: Musings
This past Sunday’s message on The Power of Parenting (Ephesians 6:4) has stirred up some conversations and a number of individuals have requested a copy of the father’s confession which was read at the close of the message. So because you asked and because it is a great message worth repeating, here is the reading and the source. The confession of One Christian father:
My family’s all grown and the kids are all gone. But if I had to do it all over again, this is what I would do. I would love my wife more in front of my children. I would laugh with my children more – at our mistakes and our joys. I would listen more, even to the littlest child. I would be more honest about my own weaknesses, never pretending perfection. I would pray differently for my family; instead of focusing on them, I’d focus on me. I would do more things together with my children. I would encourage them more and bestow more praise. I would pay more attention to little things, like deeds and words of thoughtfulness. And then, finally, if I had to do it all over again, I would share God more intimately with my family; every ordinary thing that happened in every ordinary day I would use to direct them to God.
(Adapted from The MacArthur New Testament Commentary: Ephesians)