Daddy is Home
There a a lot of things that are against us having an awesome:
Families are not awesome by accident.
You have to fight to make it awesome and not average
Average and mondained is what the enemy wants us to have.
I don’t want to spend a lot of time on those but focus today on what it looks like when a Dad is
fighting for his family to make the atmosphere “fun”
The opposition is apparent: All kinds of forces working against us.
All of them want to break down the threads that hold your family together.
Nehemiah 4:14 in the NIV
“After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the
people, “Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight
for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes.””
Nehemiah 4:14 NIV
No matter where you are you can always make your family better
Their are four traits of an Awesome Family that I would like to highlight
The first one is symbolized by “chutes and ladders”
Building An Awesome Family
1. Should be Playful and Fun
This is a key ingredient to have in a awesome family it should be fun.
Today families can loose this and become stiff and:
Too Worn Out
Who wants to come home from school and find that list in their house?
Most families are ll work an no play
The are just trying to make it to the next appointment (on time)�
Illus: What fun things do your family like to do together?
-swimming, play, soccer, jokes, cook, beach, mountains, crafts, holidays, bowling,
Your family is not a boot camp and parents are not Sargent
Your family is not a business and parents are not CEO’s
Your family is not an experiment and parents are not scientists
There is no perfect child
and there is no perfect family
There is no science to making a perfect family with a little of this and a little of that
A perfect family is an art
We all know that the Bible has a lot of rules and messages on how to work
But most people do not know that the Bible says play is also an important part of life and
Play is connected to creativity
People that don’t play lack creativity and thus they become board and dissatisfied in
Play is essential to adults just like it is to children
Ecclesiastes 8:15 TLB “I decided to spend my time having fun”
1 Timothy 6:17 all things to enjoy
Ecclesiastes 11:7 living and KJV …every day enjoy life
How much time do you have left…you cant wait until retirement
Illustration: When Paul was growing up there was two things I wanted him to know on top of
our Godliness. 1. He was love 2. We could still have fun
Ecclesiastes 3:4 a time to laugh
I am the fun and lets o person. Celeste is the “you cant do that”. Now every family needs both!
People may not remember what you said
but they will remember
how you made them feel.
That’s important advice for a boss, parent, girl friend, boy friend, a husband, a wife, a child.
What’s the closing line of every “fairytale” story?
That’s not for the movies. God wants us to live that way….Little boys and girls have those
Ecclesiastes 9:9 Live happily !
The greatest gift Dads you can give to your children is to “love’ your wife and have fun
Psalms 127:3 children are a reward/a gift
Gifts are made to be enjoyed
In an age of all the technology and places to visit. What do you think the number one answer is
When children are asked what do they like to do most with the family?
Hang out!!!! And play board games
1 Thess 5: rejoice always
Psalms 16:11 in your presence is full ness of joy nd pleasures evermore
Number 2 is go to a park or play outside
Basically it is time with parents/grandparents
Illustration: Father said I give my wife and kids everything they want…what more do they want?
The answer is …you and love, you spell love with 4 letters not LOVE – TIME
Isa 55:11-13 go out with joy
A happy heart
Ecclesiastes 11:9-10 You young people should enjoy yourselves while you’re young. You
should let your hearts make you happy when you’re young. Follow wherever your heart leads
you and whatever your eyes see. But realize that God will make you give an account for all
these things when he judges everyone. Banish sorrow from your heart, and evil from your body,
since both childhood and the prime of life are pointless.
Proverbs 15:13 A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.
Proverbs 17:22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Proverbs 14:30 A peaceful heart leads to a healthy body; jealousy is like cancer in the bones.
Exodus 15:20 ESV /
Then Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a
tambourine in her hand, and all the women went out after her with
tambourines and dancing.
John 10:10 ESV /
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they
may have life and have it abundantly.
Psalm 37:4-5 ESV /
Delight yourself in the Lord,
James 1: every good and perfect gift
Jesus made the wedding more fun said the guest
Genesis 21:6 Isaac meas laughter…Sarah said God made her to
laugh in her old age
Blessed means to be happy #walkingintheblessing
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