Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Leadership and Family Vacations

"And he said to them, 'The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those in authority over them are called benefactors.  But not so with you.  Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves.'" - Luke 22:25-26
C.J. Mahaney over at Sovereign Grace Ministries has recently finished a series of posts on the Father's leadership role in family vacations. I would encourage every father to take a look at this. Not only does it apply to family vacations (which many of us will be embarking upon this summer), but it should also apply to leadership in our families in every-day life.

This is what C.J. says about family vacations: "Here’s what I’ve learned. The difference between forgettable vacations and unforgettable vacations is not the location or attractions. Nope. The difference between forgettable and unforgettable vacations is the father’s attitude and leadership. This makes all the difference."

The series outline is as follows:
  1. A Servant Heart
  2. A Tone-Setting Attitude
  3. An Awareness of Indwelling Sin
  4. Studying Your Family
  5. Skillful Surprises
  6. Intentionally Together
  7. Gratefulness to God
Take a look at all three parts and see how you can apply it to your life wherever you may be travelling (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3). I think that we need more fathers who commit to being leaders in this way.

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