A Father’s role never changes regardless of the times. We have become so modernized with the role of being a man and a father. Children need to be fed, clothed, and trained/instructed. This seems to be what some men forget after they participate in seeding a child. I pray that many blessings are upon all fathers who have put into action the role of being a father by using God as their role model. Happy Father’s Day 2014 to You! When he made Adam and Eve, in His image, did he not feed, clothe, and train/instruct them?
Fact- A baby gets 23 chromosomes from his mother and 23 from his father.
I wanted to share with you an article I came across, in line with my thoughts.
|The Father’s Role in the Family
We often hear so much about the importance of mothers in children’s lives and many people even consider it the mother’s exclusive role to raise the children. But is this really true? Surely fathers play a much more important role in the family than this. Through the way they live their lives and treat others, fathers influence the lives of the entire family. They are role models and set examples through their relationships with their children and the children’s mother. From fathers sons learn how to be men and how to treat women. Daughters learn from their fathers what a man is, how to expect to be treated by them and what to look for in a husband. Given this, how well a father performs these roles effects not only his children, but his grandchildren and the generations that continue to follow in his footsteps.
A father shows his sons through their father son relationships and his relationship with their mother how to be a man. He does this through how he handles different situations and circumstances, by setting the example of being honest and responsible as well as how he treats women with love and respect. Every time he shows his son how to get up, dust himself off and keep going, he is teaching him how to keep moving forward in life in spite of setbacks. He helps to raise sons that will exhibit the same character traits and that, through his positive influence, will be much more likely to have healthy relationships with others including women. His influence also increases the likelihood that his sons will be good fathers to their children as well.
The father is the head of the household and this means he is responsible for the physical, mental and spiritual wellbeing of his family. He is responsible for loving and being loyal to his wife and through his respect insuring that she has the respect of the children. This teaches his daughters through their father daughter relationships and his relationship with their mother how to respect themselves, how to expect to be treated by men as well as what makes a good husband and father. He helps his daughter to understand how to test what men tell her against what their actions tell her about them.
It should be obvious that the absence of a father or father figure affects children and the adults that they become. Playing such important roles in the family means that fathers help determine the health of the relationships within and the happiness of the family. In so doing, it can also be argued that fathers have a strong influence on society as a whole.
By Velica Galaud
Ephesians 6:4 – And, ye fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. – A father cannot do this if he is not spending time with his child/children.
1 Timothy 5:8 – But if any provide not for his own, and specially for those of his own house, he hath denied the faith, and is worse than an infidel. – A father who lacks in his responsibilities toward his child/children can in no way claim to know God.
If you know of a man, who is not being a father to his children, pray for him and please share the following scriptures with him from the mouth of Jesus. Remind him that he will be cursed into an everlasting fire for not feeding, clothing, and spending time with his child/children training and instructing them, that the Lord blessed him with. If you are that man, REPENT. Too many people want to stay away from fire and brimstone Word of God. I choose to believe in His Word.
Men, have you ever looked at a child and saw their heart crying? Father’s, there are too many children crying. If a child exists it is because of your seed. Take care of what the Lord has given you. Be wise like Eve and KNOW that you have gotten a child from God. (Genesis 4:1)
Matthew 25:35-46 (KJV)
For I was an hungred, and ye gave me meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me in: Naked, and ye clothed me: I was sick, and ye visited me: I was in prison, and ye came unto me. Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink? When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee? Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee? And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me. Then shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels: For I was an hungred, and ye gave me no meat: I was thirsty, and ye gave me no drink: I was a stranger, and ye took me not in: naked, and ye clothed me not: sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not. Then shall they also answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, or athirst, or a stranger, or naked, or sick, or in prison, and did not minister unto thee? Then shall he answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of these, ye did it not to me. And these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.