THE HEART OF THE FATHERS - #AfricaArise17 Day 2

Apostle Paul Gitwaza is the founder of Authentic Word Ministries and Zion Temple in Kigali, Rwanda. Apostle Paul has been a major force in the healing of the country since the 1994 genocide. He brought a challenging word about the heart of the father. 

In Gen. 18:17-19 God spoke of Abraham saying, "Surely he will become a great and powerful nation, and all nations on the earth will be blessed through him." Why? "For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord..." Abraham was not raising children. He was raising a nation!

Perhaps our attention to parenting would change if we realized that we are raising not children, but a nation. God reveals his purpose to those who see far.

Some lessons from Abraham's child rearing from Gen. 21-22
1. He was given much care and attention
2. He trained him how to worship
3. He trained him how to sacrifice
4. He taught him the protocol of the altar
5. He taught him to trust God, and how to obey, 
6. He secured his sons future through inheritance. 

Apostle shared the amazing story of how his father trained him from a very early age to serve God. It was a good investment. He raised a nation.