If there’s one idea that I want to demonstrate, if there’s one principle I want to communicate, it’s this:
FATHERS, turn your HEARTS toward your CHILDREN.
Wherever they may be, whatever they may be doing, turn your hearts toward them – your prayers, your thoughts…. Seek out their good, and be strong for them.
And that’s what I want to do. I want to turn my heart toward my children.
Fathers, turn your hearts toward your children.
Y’know, I’ve had not just one, but a series of amazing careers: US Army soldier, military contractor, security consultant, reality TV star, goatherd….
But being a Father is my most important job. That’s what I want to be best at, what I want to be all about.
Our family had rules amongst ourselves when we were filming for Raising Wild – no sharing of each other’s secrets, no tearing each other down, no fighting on camera (we broke that one once or twice.)
What we wanted to demonstrate on TV, and what we try to live out in our ongoing life, is that we are committed to being there for each other, to having each other’s backs – no matter what.
The Bible promises that at the very end of this age, there will be a restoration of all things; and that the hearts of the fathers will be turned towards the children, and the hearts of the children towards the fathers.
Notice that the fathers take the first step.
So once again I exhort you fathers: turn your hearts toward your children. They need us during these times, whether they know it yet or not.
It’s Wednesday. Have a great day.