Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Here He IS!

Samantha and I would like to introduce you to our new addition, Nathan!

6 pounds 10 ounces

(More pictures to come)

This little man is truly a gift of God.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

A Message for Nathan

During my morning devotions, I was reading though the book of Judges and came to chapter 2. In this section of scripture there is a verse that states:

...and there arose another generation after them, which knew not the LORD, nor yet the works which he had done for Israel.

I began to think heavily on this scripture and how it related to me as a husband and a father. It became the source of study for a few days. All I really knew is that I wanted my next generation (my sons and daughters,) to grow up and know the Lord. To know that He is real and that He is life changing. I wanted to establish some principles in my life for them. I wanted to make sure that they could say I know God is real!

Later that week my pastor asked me if I would preach, and with excitement I said yes. I really wasn't sure what I would preach on, and then the Lord spoke to my heart and said, preach a message for Nathan.

I thought, "Lord, this message was really just a commitment, I wanted to make personally to my son." I really didn't have any intention in preaching it to our whole church. But God dealt with me by saying this message is for everyone.

I pray that through this commitment/message that Nathan and the rest of our future children would grow up to become men and women of godly character. I pray that they would look back on their life and say, I know God is real because I saw Him in my parents.

I also pray that those who hear this message would make the same commitment to protect their homes and the lives of their children from the snares and traps of Satan. I pray that those who hear this message and work with the youth would commit to live a life that is free from habitual and know sin, and set a good example for our youth to follow. So that they might see the reality of God, in a changed life.

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