No church is stronger than its weakest family and no family is stronger spiritually than the dad in the home. Throughout the next few days, emphasis will be placed on making our homes all that God wants them to be. More often than not, the process begins with the dad.
Our churches are suffering today because of a shortage of godly men. Our homes are in disarray due to the absence of fathers who are strong in Biblical convictions. It has been computed that more than 50% of all American children will go to bed tonight without a father in the home. Of the remaining 50%, I wonder how many of those dads will read the Bible and pray with their children?
In Ezekiel 22:30, Ezekiel says that God is looking for a man to stand in the gap. In Jeremiah 4:25, the cry is that there is no man. The prophet, Samuel, told faithless King Saul, "the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart."
It has always been a thrilling thing for me to see a man stand for Christ. I speak from experience when I say that any man who wants an exciting, fulfilling life will never be disappointed by giving his all to Christ.
Let me challenge our men to strive to lead your families spiritually. Read your Bible. Spend time in prayer. Establish family altars, win souls, tithe your income, and make sure your family is faithful in all of the services.
I believe God is always looking for a faithful man. He wants a man after His own heart. I urge our men not to be satisfied to put in your eight hours, collect your paycheck, and fall into the world's routine.
I have heard that every Christian husband is a pastor with his own congregation--his family. The home is the training ground for leadership in the church. Our church needs strong, spiritual servant leadership from our men. Will you rise to the occasion?