Bought by the Blood

February 8, 2010

Rick Phillips on time with our kids

Filed under: Fatherhood,Rick Phillips,The Masculine Mandate — cubsfan1980 @ 8:19 am
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Rick Phillips is a quality guy and he once spoke at our college retreat.  Here is an excerpt from his newest book “The Masculine Mandate.”  It is a great exhortation on the role of father’s.

This is my simple agenda to ensure I am actively and intimately involved in the lives of my children: Read, Pray, Work, Play. I must read God’s Word to and with my children regularly. We must bear each others’ burdens in prayer and worship the Lord together at his throne of grace. My children need my positive, encouraging involvement in their work (and they need an invitation into some of mine). And we need to bind our hearts with laughter and joy in shared play, both one-on-one and as a complete family. This all requires time, for time is the currency with which I purchase the right to say, “My son, my daughter, give me your heart.”

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p. 103 from The Masculine Mandate (Reformation Trust, 2010)

via Time is the currency by Richard Phillips | Ligonier Ministries Blog.

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