An Anointing Message To Fathers for 2012
by William Jackson, M.Ed.
Going into the new year Pastors, Bishops,
Apostles, Priests and others of religious
faiths should pray over all fathers.
Now more than ever in history do
we need spiritual guidance, wisdom
As a father, educator and mentor,
I want to inspire and motivate
fathers, step-fathers, grandfathers,
fathers to be, divorced fathers and
even absentee fathers, men who are
guardians: to be the best men
their families, children,
communities, and churches need.
Difficult times and many challenges are around
us; spiritually, economically, educationally,
environmentally and politically.
As men we should be taking the lead in the direction
to move to care for our loved ones, our communities
and supporting our churches.
Fathers have a historical responsibility and
spiritual accountability to place our families
above our personal needs. We cannot nor
should not be selfish in our love for family,
devotion to God, giving to community and mentoring
to youth. These things as men we should pray
and act on to improve ourselves.
1. Fathers, should go to Jesus in prayer and pray with
their children and families. Leading prayer
as the leader of the household.
2. Fathers, make mistakes, but own up to them and correct
the mistakes they have made. Working not to repeat them
and modeling responsibility.
3. Fathers, discipline their children with love and not
with physical violence, verbal degradation or emotional manipulation.
4. Fathers, take their children/families to church and
bible study to receive the Word of God and meditate
on these words to empower, inspire and strengthen
the family unit.
5. Fathers, are not perfect and should not try to
be perfect, ask God for wisdom, direction and discernment.
6. Fathers, don’t blame others for their weakness,
but work to strengthen themselves in the Word of
God through prayer and reading of scripture.
7. Fathers, will not “follow the guys” when they
are disrespecting women, this sets an
inappropriate and dangerous model for their sons
8. Fathers, don’t block their children’s anointing
with ungodly actions and modeling that may be
repeated by their children as they mature into
9. Fathers, ask for discernment to recognize the
signs of trouble, chaos and confusion before they
10. Fathers, model respect for the spirit of
the church and church representation.
11. Fathers, lead grace/prayer at meal time
and anoint their children with oil.
12. Fathers, should be able to purchase their
daughters personal items and be proud in doing
so. Setting a standard of respect, pride and
responsibility for the young lady he protects
13. Fathers, promote education in the household.
Reading should come before video games, television
or play time.
14. Fathers, talk to their children about
drugs and sex before the street or television
15. Fathers, do not whine about what “HIS” daddy
did not do for him, but follow a model
indicative of Godly men and accountability.
16. Fathers, do not blame where he came from for
his short-comings. He focuses on where he is
going in a positive direction.
17. Fathers, takes time to visit their children’s
school and talk to teachers about their children’s
progress, strengths, and challenges.
18. Fathers, will happily sacrifice for their family,
showing how God’s love sacrificed for all of us.
19. Fathers, accept responsibility for their
children’s actions. Remembering that “the apple
does not fall far from the tree.” Fathers recognize
and work to stop generational curses so a new and
positive direction is made for his children.
20. Fathers, will visit their children and spend
time with them even though he may not be present in
the home. A true father takes responsibility for a
life that they helped create and a true mother/woman
allows the father to do this and puts her feelings
aside to allow a father to be a father.
21. Fathers, aren’t afraid to show love to their
children, children still need reinforcement
that they are loved and respected by their father.
Love cannot be bought, bartered, compromised,
sold, exchanged. Love is a action word and actions
speak louder than words.
22. Fathers, spend time just being together with
their children and doing things their children like
and will remember doing.
23. Fathers, teach your child to be
responsible and accountable for their
actions. Not to blame others for
their actions or think they are owed
anything. Respect is always earned.
24. Fathers must teach and model respect to
women for their sons and respect to men by their
daughters. Sex must be taken seriously not
as a game, violence is not acceptable by
men or women.
Fathers must lead in the understanding of this.
25. Fathers must teach respect, honor, and fear
of the Lord.
A truly humble man is sensible of his natural
distance from God; of his dependence on Him;
of the insufficiency of his own power and wisdom;
and that it is by God’s power that he is upheld
and provided for, and that he needs God’s wisdom
to lead and guide him, and His might to enable
him to do what he ought to do for Him.