A good and God-fearing Christian father is not only an extremely busy man. Rather, he is a very loving and caring man. Not only that. He also and always fills many important roles in the family and willingly carries too much a responsibility as well.
Even in the home the father is not only the HEAD. Rather, he is the father, he has got some children; their souls and lives are all in his loving and caring care.
As a Christian father, he is still and always the busiest man around. And as a Christian, in the church, the father is not only a full flesh member. He is also a brother, a servant, a teacher, and one of the key pillars and leaders on whom the foundation of the church stands. In the family, the father is not only the model or an example. Rather, he is the shining and outstanding model, a watchman, the security, the key provider of the family’s daily bread, the King-pan, the moral protector, the counselor and the general handyman.
A good father is not only the hope, the life, the courage and the spirit of the home. He is the huge soul and the life blood of the home.
In peace, in sickness, in good times and even in trouble, the father is the sole source of strength, of courage, of faith, and of hope.
Even in business, the father is the boss. And every good and God-fearing father is the steward of God, He is the managing director, the investor, the chief laborer, unifier and sugar and butter on the bread of life. It is to a good father all and every drowning victim eagerly and hopefully looks for rescue. And the father is at most times the owner and employer in the institution of the home of each employee.
In the community, the father is not only a neighbor. Rather, he is a friend, a light, a salt-like influence, the morale, the image, the representative and, equally, always a man of integrity.
Above and far beyond all these worthy roles he fills with pride, love willingness and commitment, the father is not only a father. Rather, a father is THE FATHER, BELIEVE YOU ME OR NOT. The father is the REASON why the family must feel good, secure, smile happily and mingle freely, or, better still, just why the siblings must walk the streets proudly and also to look back with pride.
But to effectively fill all and every one of these roles, a father must first be so very faithful, loving and caring and honest in fathering.
Despite all he is and does as the father, other callings still take weight on him as well as most of his precious time and resources too; this particular role demands just everything a father has, even the heart of his very life.
However, in other areas someone may or can replace father; for fathering there are absolutely no replacements. In Christianity, good fathering is a Christ-like cross one carries willingly up on Mount Calvery in life.
In this life God sees especially Christian fathers and fathering so very special and important that HE holds father responsible for the life of a family. And in families where the fathers are dead, God himself invisibly takes the role.
To effectively handle the role of a good father, a Christian father must seek or implore the help and loving and caring of God. In that light, a God-fearing father humbly bows knees to God, because what is impossible with men is possible with God.
A Christian father dearly loves mother. Her contributions in the home are invaluable. Always stay too close, pray for, communicate with and encourage her. Do not ever forget that mother’s help in fathering is easily won by father’s help in mothering too. Failure in fathering often follows failure in marriages.
In fathering, build strong father-child loving and caring ties. Father must hold the infant very close to his fathering heart, play with the toddler and read gently, politely, nicely and slowly to the preschooler. Talk nicely and lovingly too the kids every day. Wave smilingly when leaving. They will be eagerly looking at the window for you.
Above all else, keep the family in your heart. Always go home soon and stay. And as the sole bread winner, you must always go and the family stays. Love your family in ways that your love encircles your family. And in your daily ups and downs for the family, purpose to always be at home with the family especially when most needed.
And finally, a very loving and caring CHRISTIAN father willingly crucifies himself; a faithful father is always found at the cross of life for the family. Most times, selfishness is not good, yes, but refusing regular black Deer snack shop stops, street corners attractions and other selfish pursuits leaves room for good intention, loving and caring father to be at home with the family. For as the father fills family’s needs, the family, too, meets father’s dire needs. Faithful fathering is too demanding, yes, but too fulfilling as well.
In fathering, Christian fathers and fathering God has really ordained. Be not only a loving and caring father in fathering. Rather, be a God-fearing, faithful, understanding, tolerant, appreciative, self-crucifying, long suffering, patient, gentle, polite, kind, soft humble, loving and caring father who in fathering stands out so tall as a model.
Let us now briefly treat with good or bad bossing at the work place. On the other side of good fathering in good faith is BAD bossing or leadership at work places around the world. A naturally good nature boss-man or leader is not only very humble, cheerful, reasonable, understanding, polite, gentle. He is very disciplined in character and too refined in both boss-employees-relationships, refined and careful even in the choice of language he uses when relating to employees, seriously thinking of the word apathy. Being a boss does not reduce any employee to nothingness. The world seems to go round and round and round we seem to go. A boss know not his demarcation who thinks naively that he has finally reached the skies in life, and only sees the dollar signs in his eyes.
A good boss is not only naturally so good. Rather, he is God-fearing, very loving and caring. More than that, he is well diluted.
Whether in the home, church or school, and whether you are a husband, pastor or teacher, the easiest way to get the very best out of your wife, children, flocks or students is to be flexible, sympathetic with them, reasonable, cheerful, encouraging and motivating, very loving and caring and caring as well as helpful when you are called upon. Always impressing on the subordinates that, yes, you really care, even if you are doing it very shrewdly. But always humbly send the signal that, yes, you humanely care. Life is a merry-go-round, my dear.
In leadership, in bossing, in fathering and even in mothering, kindly and wisely be like the heavenly father who continues to share the blessing of good, fair and loving and caring fathering and mothering with fathers and mothers for HIS honor, his glory and praises. Do not forget the Golden Rule, my dear.
Any boss man is like a shepherd. Be very humble and kind, loving and caring for the sheep you are bossing to know your voice and come to your call happily whenever you call. Always be refined and so choicy in the language you use to relate to your flocks; show a deep sense of remorse if any is offended by you and calmly expresses it.
Even in the home, please. Please, please and please do not habitually treat your beautiful wife and lovely kids contemptuously or with disdain. When you go wrong somewhere down the line and your attention is politely or even emotionally drawn. Always be very humble to show a deep sense of remorse to others. And do not only be a good individual. Rather, be a good and God-fearing man. You will not only be loved and appreciated. You will be extremely cherished, admired by all and, equally, highly respected and endorsed.
Like good and God-fearing father or mom, a good, loving and caring boss effectively touches and influences the life of each man in his employ for the better. The contrary is true.
Be the dad or mom or boss whose loving and caring is the reason why others happily smile broadly. Be a nice boss like mine. He cracks hard jokes at me, and that brings us closer and nicely together. He often cracks jokes even far beyond office fun; and we happily laugh our hearts each time.