Live Like That

LIVE LIKE THAT - Jonathan Wildes
Proofread & Edited with Jason Wier (Friend & WFRN Listener)

Most of us just spent this past Sunday celebrating Fathers Day with either our fathers or as fathers with our children. What an Amazing Honor it is to be called Dad! 

Fathers this one's for you!

So Men, where does it start? IT STARTS WITH US!!
As Fathers we hold many roles don’t we?…we are called to show unconditional love, to be a provider, a disciplinarian, a listener, and an advisor (even though sometimes we feel like they are not listening). 
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (ESV) says…4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 5 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. 8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

One of the single most important roles we can live out in front of our family is to Love our God! As a Father/Husband/Leader we need to be so in love with God that His Love Leaks Out!! Leaks out at home in front of our wives and children!


Do you want to be the man who leaks Jesus to his family? Consider David’s heart when he is seeking God: Psalm 5:1-3 (ESV) says… Give ear to my words, O Lord consider my groaning.2 Give attention to the sound of my cry my King and my God, for to you do I pray. 3 O Lord, in the morning you hear my voice; in the morning I prepare a sacrifice for you and watch.
I know we have busy schedules and distractions but can I challenge you to sacrifice some time to be like David and Start a daily personal “Quiet Time”. Find the time to be alone and seriously dive into God’s Word, and dedicate time to Prayer!! 

Let me ask you a question, are you finding it hard to sacrifice some time to get in the Word and spend time in prayer? Don’t worry you're not alone! I have found that in my struggle, having an accountability partner to keep me motivated with my commitment has been beneficial to me! Hebrews 12:1-2 (ESV) says…1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

As we dive more into God's Word, we will fall deeper and deeper in love with our Creator, and we will begin to find ourselves forgetting old, bad habits and start living out what the Lord is saying to us in His Word.

Becoming the God Leaking Spiritual Leader, that is fully surrendered to God, in His word, in conversation with Him, plugged into the Holy Spirit, and in community with other witnesses BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY in our families…



Larry Dame - June 23rd, 2022 at 10:59am

Bless you Jon for this timely message. Stay Strong brother

Calvin D Ballou. - June 24th, 2022 at 11:27am

Great message. Thanks bro. Well said




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