God the Father - Happy Father's Day

by Placerville Newswire / Jun 17, 2018 / comments

[Cris Alarcon]

Fatherhood is a calling from God. In life, we may seek different leadership roles, but the role of parent is the highest and noblest leader we can be.

President James E. Faust said: “Noble fatherhood gives us a glimpse of the divine attributes of our Father in Heaven. A father should be many things. He should magnify his priesthood and be an example of righteousness. In companionship with his wife, he should be the source of stability and strength for the whole family. He should be the protector and the provider and the champion of the members of his family. Much of his love for his children should flow from his example of love, concern, and fidelity for their mother. By his uncompromising example he should instill character into his children

What are some things we must do as fathers?

1.     Preside at the meal table, at family prayer, and at family home evening as guided by the Spirit.

2.     Give father’s blessings.

3.     Take an active part in establishing family rules and discipline.

4.     Live a family-centered life.

5.     Treat your wife as your equal.

6.     Teach your children by your own righteous example.

7.     Live and study and pray for the constant companionship of the Holy Ghost.

8.     Provide for your family.

Above all, “the most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother” said Theodore Hesburgh.

The Savior prepared Himself to teach by spending time alone in prayer and fasting. He sought His Heavenly Father’s guidance. As you prepare to teach others how they can know Heavenly Father, follow the Savior’s example and spend time in prayer and fasting, and seek Heavenly Father’s guidance. During your preparations, strive to draw near to Him, and share your testimony of Heavenly Father with others.

Elder L. Tom Perry said this about fatherhood: “Fatherhood is leadership, the most important kind of leadership. It has always been so; it always will be so. Father, with the assistance and counsel and encouragement of your eternal companion, you preside in the home.

Happy Father's Day 2018, Cris Alarcon.