THE INCREDIBLE POWER OF
A GODLY MAN
INTRO. Something in the heart that wants to do
powerful meaningful things. ("Testosterone") an
aggressor, hunter, fighter, protector, father, leader.
But how do we do it? It must start when we are boys!
But we have so little help and instruction.
ILL. "A boy is the only thing that do can use to make
a man. - Cal Farley
A group of appreciative tourists watched a
demonstration put on by the Royal Artillery of the
Queen. The six-man team worked with flawless
precision. Actually, only five of them worked with
precision. One of the soldiers positioned himself
about twenty-five yards away for the cannon and stood
at attention the entire exhibition, doing nothing.
After the exhibition, one of the tourists asked the
staff officer to explain the duty of the man standing
off to the side.
"He's number six," came the reply.
"Yes, but what does he do?"
"He stands at attention."
"Yes, I know, but why does he stand at attention?"
No one knew why number six stood at attention. None
of the other five knew, the man himself didn't know,
and even the commanding officer didn't know.
After many hours of research through old training
manuals, it became clear what number six was to do.
He was to hold the horses.
Why was number six standing at attention? Because he
was appointed to do so. Did he have any idea what he
was supposed to do? No.
I'm afraid there are too many husbands and fathers
today who are in the same situation. When it comes to
their families, they're simply standing there.
Motionless. Like the sixth man in the Royal
Artillery, they're making about as much difference in
their homes as parsley on a plate of guacamole.
God created man to do a mighty work for Him! God has
a purpose and direction for every man's life.
It is our challenge, our delight, our life-long
pilgrimage to find God's will and ...
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