Daddy’s Choice: The Heart of the Father

Anyone can be a Dad, but it takes character and commitment to become a Father. Some have children born in their own households, some adopt children from a foreign land, some mentor children not their own and still others choose to become parents of step-children. That’s just what my husband did when he came into my life and chose to be the father of my five children.

Our hearts were shattered and wondered if we could trust another man, but the wreckage left behind did not deter my husband. He became my “Bo” – that’s short for Boaz – a redeemer of a seemingly hopeless situation. Guiding us through emotional turmoil and financial disaster, my husband stepped up into a role and honored the fragile emotions of my children and my broken heart, as well.

He knew he was taking on quite a burden in the world’s perspective, but he chose this path of fatherhood, anyway.  It is an often unappreciated role, the infamous position of a step-dad. The authority of the new father figure is often in question, but the task of being a Dad is no less important. Whatever caused the need for a Dad to step into the role in the first place was likely a void that seems impossible to fill, except for the grace of God.

Being a godly Dad of compassion like our Father in heaven means loving unconditionally, disciplining faithfully, guiding financially and morally and living that lifestyle as an example, as well.

Dads hold a position of leadership that no one can replace, and God places this desire to lead within them. The enemy will come against efforts to rear our children for Jesus, but overcoming discouragement with God’s promises to those who are faithful to follow His instruction gives strength to fathers that their heavenly Father will also enable them to complete the task they have begun.

Psalm 103:13

“Just as a father has compassion on his children, So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.”

 

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Denise Pass

As a published author with the Upper Room, Denise blogs daily, writes and sings songs from her real life experiences at www.denisepass.com. A conference speaker, singer/songwriter and a Christian artist who shares her music and message through singing and speaking at retreats and conferences, worship services, festivals and events, Denise imparts a life changing message of unshakeable hope. Currently the Worship Leader for New Life Community Church in Louisa, VA, her song, “Layers” was a finalist in the Great American Songwriting Competition in April 2016 and released to radio the song “Deeper” in March 2016.A mother of 5 children whom she home educated, Denise has a passion for the family and is an advocate for adoption. Her personal suffering with autoimmune diseases and the discovery of infidelity and abuse in her home have given her a compassion to help others disillusioned by the effects of suffering. Find music and writings to encourage you in your walk at www.seeingdeep.com.
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Denise Pass

As a published author with the Upper Room, Denise blogs daily, writes and sings songs from her real life experiences at www.denisepass.com. A conference speaker, singer/songwriter and a Christian artist who shares her music and message through singing and speaking at retreats and conferences, worship services, festivals and events, Denise imparts a life changing message of unshakeable hope. Currently the Worship Leader for New Life Community Church in Louisa, VA, her song, “Layers” was a finalist in the Great American Songwriting Competition in April 2016 and released to radio the song “Deeper” in March 2016. A mother of 5 children whom she home educated, Denise has a passion for the family and is an advocate for adoption. Her personal suffering with autoimmune diseases and the discovery of infidelity and abuse in her home have given her a compassion to help others disillusioned by the effects of suffering. Find music and writings to encourage you in your walk at www.seeingdeep.com.

One Comment

  1. encouraging! I’m a step dad to two girls. It has been a mostly thankless place and confusing too often. I’ve muddled through one’s addiction to heroin, and the others untimely pregnancy. I’m always at a loss for words right when I feel something needed be said or done. But after 12 years.. One is 5 years heroin free and in a managment position, the other has my very first Grandaughter that I could not imagine being this wonderful. thanks for afirming a mans responsibility.

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