Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Courageous Resolution for Men

Two months ago, I was invited to speak at a Men's Retreat.  Our new deacon, Pat Byrne, a retired federal fighter who now fights full-time for God, encouraged our retreat group to see the movie Courageous.  If you missed it in the theater, click here to get the DVD for your family.

We were so impressed with the resolutions these men made in the movie we decided to put a resolution together for all the men in our retreat group.  Deacon Pat contacted the movie people to get permission and was told there are no copyrights.   These resolutions are meant to be shared with all the husbands and fathers of the world.  I plan to frame the one I signed in November.

Here's a copy for anyone who wants to add some resolutions to their lives that may impact families for generations...


I _______________________________;

WILL resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my wife, and
my children.

WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God
as the spiritual leader of my home.

WILL be faithful to my wife, to love and honor her, and be willing to lay
down my life for her as Jesus Christ did for me.

WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all their hearts,
all their minds, and all of their strength.

WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.

WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.

WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and

WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.

WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have

WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as
a man answerable to God.

WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do
His will.

WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this
resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.  "As for me and my house,
we will serve the Lord." ~ Joshua 24:15

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Signature                                                                 Date

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Witness                                                                    Date        

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