In this month's article I'd like to focus on a very special day, Father's Day. I think successful Dads today deserve much honor. The word “successful” may raise a question on what I'm talking about. Becoming a dad is not a very difficult task. But the challenge of becoming a “successful” dad, is another story. To me, a dad's success has nothing to do with what kind of career he enters, how much money he makes, or how known he is. Yet, in society today those things are the focus. Not from the sons and daughters of dads, but from the world, itself. A successful dad, in my book, is a dad who protects and provides for his family. Of course, looking at those two traits in the natural, I think of a dad who would do anything to keep his children from danger and a dad who would do whatever it took to feed and care for his children. But I'd like to look a little deeper in these “providing for and protecting from” characteristics. It's easy to focus solely on the natural and leave the other aspect undone, the spiritual. Dads, we must remind ourselves often that there is a spiritual enemy who would like nothing better than to “seek and destroy” our children. The spirit of the age has presented opportunities for our children that have no boundaries of protection. If there was ever a day that we need to protect our children from outside influences, it is today.
The most important thing we can do as Godly Father's is to make sure our sons and daughters are preserved from the influences of the world. Providing them a Godly environment protects them from an enemy that would like nothing more than to “steal, kill and destroy” their relationship with God. I give the highest honor and respect to you dad's who are successful in providing for and protecting your children.
Keep up the good work and you will see that it was worth all the care and sacrifice. Happy Father's Day to all of our Dad's! Let's keep the momentum going and in due season, we will reap if we faint not. There are many that have yet to be baptized and filled with the Holy Ghost this year. Keep sewing the seed and faithfully doing what you know to do.