Providing for your family — it’s one of those interesting paradigms in God’s Kingdom. In some ways, you are to do all that you possibly can do to provide for them. You also are to pray and believe that God can provide all that you need. We are even to look at what “our hands have done” as a gift from God. It is a wonderful partnership and privileged responsibility.
So how is your family is doing?
Are there any needs in your immediate family that are not being met? If so, what are they? What can you do to help? What can you pray and ask God?
Are there any needs in your extended family that are not being met (a widow, etc.)? If so, what are they?
What can you do to help? What can you pray and ask God?
Would you say that your children are selfish or selfless? Why? Do your children have too much? Sometimes, children who have so much given to them are unable to cope when they have to start working on their own. Is there anything your children don’t need? Anything they need to start working for? If so, what is it?
Are you doing all you can to provide for your family? Are you putting too much strain on your wife? Are you setting a good example for their work ethic? Commit any actions steps that you need to take or any prayers you need to pray concerning your family’s provision.
In the sections above, mark what things you need to do and mark what things you need to pray for. Commit all of these action plans to God’s hands and wait to see what He can do for you and through you.
Fathers, want to become more of who God has called you to be? Join me for the course Courageous: Honor Begins at Home.
Travis Agnew serves as the Lead Pastor of Rocky Creek Church in Greenville, SC. His most recent book is Just (About) Married.
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