Apple Podcasts Stitcher Spotify Google Play TuneIn RSS Feed Key Takeaways: When the Skoog’s were met with resistance, they, as a family chose to continue to walk in God’s calling for them. How one choice, of going to church to serve, turned into a legacy of leading people to Jesus. The impact that Tim left…
One of the greatest gifts that my parents and then my dad was able to give me was he wanted to expose me early on to the world, to the needs of the world, to the challenges of the world.” “….he did that by taking us to some of the most difficult places in the world.
“God is very interested and motivated in the initiation of our children. It’s what makes Him come alive. He has their best interests in mind. And when I put down my agenda, I got curious. I got responsive. The path that my children have chosen and the God has chosen for them is not what I would have chosen in so many ways, but being a student and being attentive and participating has changed everything.”
How do I feel about God? Am I satisfied? Comfortable? Cynical? Disappointed? Indifferent? Am I on fire? That torch in my hand will be passed to my children more substantially than any religious education. If I want my children to grow spiritually, I must stay alive.”
“We have to break the spirit, disciple these kids and send them on risky, crazy adventures so that they can get their own stories so they can keep telling the miraculous amazingness of how good and amazing our Father is.”
“I just want to pour in… I don’t want to be the guy who’s over on the couch. Whose mailed it in and thinks that everything’s going to be great. I want to be 100 percent in the game. Are they on my calendar or are they on my prayer list? Are they people I’m spending time with? I just want to keep honing…”
And you could do that as an awesome dad to just hover. I think that’s the first thing God did over the Earth. He just hovered. Hover over each person your family like, what is kid number one need that I could only uniquely provide them. Because if they need a ride, they could get Uber to provide. They’d give em a ride. But just say, is there something else they uniquely need that only I could provide and then hover over your spouse and hover over a couple of friends for a moment? And did you say, like, what are they uniquely need that only I could provide.
I’m trying to reawaken something inside you. I’m trying to reawaken something that was lost. And this is who you are and and this is trying to stop it. Keep going. Keep hunting. Do it…
There’s greatness in you. There’s amazing potential in you that you probably have not tapped and that God wants to tap. And he often uses our weaknesses. And that’s where we’re, you know, his strength shines through our weaknesses.
Trauma passes down through generations until someone has the courage to feel it. It’s going to continue to pass down through generations until someone has the courage to feel it and to face it into and to process it. Let us be those dads.