The “Courageous” Resolution by Robert Ricciardelli

I really enjoyed the movie “Courageous.” It is probably one of the best Christian films I have seen in recent years, from the story through to the great casting and directing. It is meant for Christ followers or those open to faith in Christ. This resolution I have modified for men and women. There are many homes that are led by single parent women. This is a resolution for all parents. My kids are older, but I am still resolved to be the best father and grandfather I can be. For those unmarried parents, we are always the Bride of Christ, so continue to be resolved in Him.

THE RESOLUTION

I do solemnly resolve before God to take full responsibility for myself, my spouse, and my children.

I WILL love them, protect them, serve them, and teach them the Word of God as the spiritual leader of my home.

I WILL be faithful to my spouse, to love and honor them, and be willing to lay down my life for them as Jesus Christ did for me.

I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.

I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.

I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.

I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.

I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.

I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.

I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.

I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will.

I WILL courageously work with the strength God provides to fulfill this resolution for the rest of my life and for His glory.

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. – Joshua 24:15

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