FROM JIM’S HEART—
If you are married, you have one of the greatest of all opportunities—that of leaving a lasting legacy to your wife and children.
Dear brother, to do this you must impart to your sweet wife a strong spiritual foundation that equips her to handle whatever the future holds. That means you must be a strong spiritual leader yourself. Don’t leave behind only personal memories. As wonderful as they are, memories fade with time. And don’t leave behind only financial security. Seek to leave behind a tower of spiritual strength that is being built now, today, through your godly example.
Perhaps the greatest legacy you can leave behind is another godly generation. Humanly speaking, Christianity is only one generation away from extinction. You are to pass on to your children the truth about Christ and Christian living. Your faith ought to become their faith.
As dads, we know that we cannot grant salvation to our children. We cannot give them eternal life. No, that’s God’s job. But you and I can provide the right kind of godly influence in the home that will point our children to the Savior. The reality of Jesus must first be evident in your life before you can point your children to that same reality.
I must warn you that your children may resist your Christian focus. They may object to your Christian standards. They may complain of your direction for their lives. But don’t give in. There is a war going on for their souls and for their purity, just as there is a war going on for your soul and your purity. Do your part to provide a godly influence, and trust God to do the rest.
In The Man Who Makes a Difference, Jim George explores how the Apostle Paul took God’s priorities for life and made them his own. The result? He had a significant impact on everyone around him. From Paul’s example, you will learn how to:
- Let God’s power work in and through you.
- Acquire discernment for making right decisions and choices.
- Pursue holiness that allows God to work through you unhindered.