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. He and his wife Meghan have six children, and live in Loveland, Colorado, USA. Santosh is the son of Zac and Annie Poonen. He works in the IT industry and is an elder at RLCF.