Three Spiritual Principles for Fathers

Three Spiritual Principles for Fathers


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1. Learn the Fear of the Lord

  • “Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for his children it will be a refuge” (Proverbs 14:26 NIV).
  • Wisdom is building the house, knowledge is furnishing it (Proverbs 24:3-4, 9:10).
  • You will know the fear of the Lord when you don’t withhold from God your last and “only” (Genesis 22:12).

2. Learn Discipline

  •  Ask yourself: “What is most important?” Then, remember that what you want, or feel like now, will often be in conflict with it. So make choices based on your priorities.
  • “Like an athlete I punish my body, treating it roughly, training it to do what it should, not what it wants to.” (I Corinthians 9:27 TLB)
  • Areas of discipline: Time, Money, Dependability, etc.

3. Have Faith

  • God is a multiplier if you have faith (Matthew 14:16-20).
  • The stages of faith:
  1. Believing in God
  2. Learning about God
  3. Working for God
  4. The Wall!
  5. Living with God
  6. Loving like God


Speaker: Santosh Poonen

Santosh Poonen is a disciple of Jesus; a husband & father; and an elder at RLCF. He is passionate about Jesus and His Church.