These thoughts on fatherhood come from my men’s Sunday School class,
Fathers, create an environment of fun in your homes. This creates an environment for difficult conversations and discipline. Fun builds your children’s trust.
This has me thinking. If dads are to reflect the heavenly Father’s character, and if dads should enjoy fun with their kids, then does God desire that we have fun with him?
If we have fun with Father God, are we more likely to trust him in the times that are not fun? Are we more likely to respond positively to his discipline?
And what does having fun with God look like?
Honestly, thinking of having fun with God feels a bit “un-Christian.” Isn’t he all stern and somber and serious? And yet, since God created us with the capacity to enjoy, to laugh, to smile, to joke, then why would he limit himself to always being stern and somber and serious in his relationship with us?
How many of us need help with our “fun” ability? Do we dare ask God to help us to have fun with him? I know I don’t want to miss enjoying the fun side of my Father.
How do you have fun with God? I’d love to hear about it.
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