As a dad of 4 and now granddad of 11 I think that I have earned the right to share some experience with my close friends. It is very important that you spend time with your children. You want to grow your friendship and strengthen that relationship with all that is in you.
Your goal is first of all to influence them for Jesus Christ. Their eternal life is far more important than anything on this earth and who better to lead them to Christ than their parents.
While you are spending so much time with them you will be able to share your life, your faith, and the truth with them. Don’t miss that opportunity.
Show them a testimony that will make them know how much you love God, His word, His church, His service and everything about him.
My friend, pastor Derik Lawrence, just took his son, Cole hunting for his birthday. Cole shot his 5th deer. The deer is not the important part–thought it sure was fun for both of them. The most important part was their time together–the foundation that is being laid for imparting character, love for God, the salvation message.
God bless you Cole–Happy Birthday–Congratulations on the deer–More than that congratulations to Derik on being a good dad!