Mar 16, 2023
Power isn’t about fighting
for what you want. It’s about adjusting your actions to protect the
heart-to-heart connections with your family instead. Your
relationship with your children should empower them like your
relationship with Christ empowers you.
NOTES for today's conversation
- If you want to be a control freak, control your
- One-way communication is the trademark of
tyranny. Your family needs feedback loops.
- You’ve been empowered in your relationship with
Jesus to speak with Him, share your complaints, be responsible, and
have dreams. Empower your children to do the same with
- A wise and powerful man adjusts his actions to
protect heart connections rather than fighting for his right to do
what he wants.
Danny Silk is a speaker and
author of nine books who draws on decades of experience as a
counselor, social worker, husband, parent, grandparent, and more.
He is the President and Co-Founder of Loving on Purpose, a ministry
to families and communities worldwide.
- 9:13 - "God
is more interested in a connection to a son or daughter. The whole
purpose of the New Covenant is that connection. That's what it's
for. That's the goal. The goal is access to my Father. So I have to
decide, do I come into the presence of a loving father who wants to
reconnect with me through repentance? Or do I come into the
presence of a judge who sees a criminal?"
- 11:42 -
"People that are trapped in a tyranny, it's one way communication.
There's one person, one power source, and everyone else is under
the command or in the threat of punishment, that's the culture.
Tyranny is we bark out commands, you obey or suffer the
consequence. But when you actually empower people and honor people
and a culture of honor is two powerful people, in a relationship,
working out the needs of each other and the needs of the situation
or the environment."
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