Steven Covey's best seller "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People," talks about how we can lose sight of our main goals in life. In no other place are the consequences more destructive than in our families: Covey writes:
"I value my children. I love them, I want to help them. I value my role as their father. But I don't always see those values. I get caught up in the "thick of thin things." What matters most gets buried under layers of pressing problems, immediate concerns, and outward behaviors. I become reactive. And the way I interact with my children every day often bears little resemblance to the way I deeply feel about them."
For Fathers...to truly be known by their children would be wonderful. I suspect that this is so much more difficult for men than women. And yet here in Jesus' prayer, found in John 17:1-11, it is his first thought, that we might know the Father and the Son. This, he says, is salvation. You want to know what being saved means, what the meaning of life is? It is written here in Jesus prayer: If you will come to know God, the only true God, and the Son whom he has sent, you will be saved.
You might say this is difficult for you to do--to know God. Yes it is. It is difficult. But it is not difficult for God to make himself known to you.
Try. You will be amazed.
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