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Tuesday, April 09 2019
DADS…the first "D" in DAD does not stand for Done!
It stands for “DAILY”
The secular world in may cases will tell us “done" is the reality. 
Unfortunately in many cases…we as fathers of children “live" into that description.
Statistics say we are “done" too. Many men right after or even before the birth of their own children, mentally, physically, or both decide they are done.
To combat the done definition…we can choose to be the DAD God has actually called us to be!
Here are 4 ways DADs can DAILY practice, and dismiss the “done” label for good with our children and family:
#1 - Engage
Definition of ENGAGED
1:  involved in activity : occupied
2:  greatly interested : committed
3:  involved especially in a hostile encounter
4:  being in gear : meshed

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 
You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, 
and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
The first step is to ENGAGE our kids and family. Where can you take the initiative to be more ENGAGING?
#2  - Empathize
I Corinthians 12:26
If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
The second step is to EMPATHIZE with our kids and family. What needs in your family are you not acknowledging?
#3 - Encourage
Galatians 6:9–10
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers. 
The third step is to ENCOURAGE our kids and family. Who needs ENCOURAGEMENT today to push through?
#4 - Elevate
The best way to influence your children is to set an example before them. 
Remember, the majority of children acquire the characteristics and habits of their parents.
DADs…the Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it” - Proverbs 22:6
The fourth step to ELEVATE is a culmination of the steps 1-3. How can you put these steps into practice TODAY?
DADs…we are NEVER “done”
DADs…we DO NOT retire!
DADS…we NEVER graduate!
Engage. Empathize. Encourage. Elevate. TODAY!
DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…
get off the bench…
“get in the game”…
Today is game day…and so is every day…
God gives you!
So…C’mon DADs…Suit Up!
Posted by: Jeff Springer AT 08:43 am   |  Permalink   |  Email