Theme of the Week: Qualified to Coach
Bible Verse: “…those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.” Romans 8:14
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:12-17
I remember the day well when I picked up my wife Pat and my first child from the hospital. When we laid Kendra in the crib, the full weight of being a dad hit me. I was faced with the responsibility of this little one. I soon realized I had no idea how to be a dad. My own father was broken in many ways. As a result, I had no solid footing on which to stand when it came to understanding how to father my daughter.
That’s what I thought—but I was wrong.
Whether we had good or not-so-good role models as fathers, the truth is we have a great standing within the kingdom of God. Our past does not need to define us. Through Christ, we have or can become sons of God. As a result, we have a heavenly Father to guide us in our parenting.
Our identity in Christ provides us with the resources of our heavenly “Coach” so we may be strong, persevering, and emotionally healthy fathers for our children. We don’t need to believe the lies that come to us about our inability to coach well.
Psalm 127:1 says, “Unless the Lord builds the house, its builder labors in vain.” As sons of God, we do not labor in vain because we are in partnership with the greatest Coach ever.
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