Thoughts of a Father!
6/16/2013

Thoughts of a Father
John Gray

My son is very serious about his baseball pitching skills.  One day I noticed him making weird motions as we were walking through Target.

 

I asked, "What are you doing?"

 

He just smiled. I knew he had just delivered an imaginary strike.

 

... Pro 23:7 KJV.  "For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he ..."

 

I wondered how long my son would maintain his innocent thoughts in this perverted world.

 

As a Christian father, I know a huge battle with Satan is looming. Like any warrior, I must prepare for that battle with weapons and armor. I know the battle will be long and hard fought, and if I ever grow weary or simply give up, those most precious to me will be his prizes.

 

If I don't do my job I see the devil (sharpening his sword) laughing at the easy pickings I have prepared for him.

 

Our Enemy is real, and a tireless one, constantly on the prowl, seeking whom he may devour (1 Peter 5:8).

 

... 1Pe 5:8 ASV.  Be sober, be watchful: your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour,

 

And like any good marketer, he knows the earlier he can get them to try a free sample of his product, the quicker they'll become a customer for life.

 

I thought to myself --- "What can a father do to defend his family from such a relentless enemy?"

 

As I thought further, I quickly remembered the wonderful "Life-Compass" and unfailing defense mechanism God (The Father) had lovingly given to me through the death of His only son.

 

... Joh 3:16 ASV.  For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have eternal life.

 

And, then I remembered His instructions on how to defeat Satan.

 

... Pro 22:6 ASV.  Train up a child in the way he should go, And even when he is old he will not depart from it.

... Psa 119:11 KJV.  Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee.

 

Fathers --- get busy training and hiding!






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