UNCOMMEN - DAD STRONG - Settling Godly Expectations

Dad Strong – Day 2

As I get ready for a new devotional for dads, I was excited to find another one from UNCOMMEN titled Dad Strong. It’s incredible getting the opportunity not only to go through devotionals for dad but also to be able to reach out and connect with the various authors or publishers to ensure they are ok with me doing it and building a network of people who I can work with towards helping men Be The Dads they need to be. Today’s devotional comes with the following description from Bible.com and am looking forward to this 5-day devotional series.

Join us as we look at what it means to be Dad Strong. We set expectations, get involved, look at how we speak, talk about boundaries and get ready for the transition. Dad Strong seems to goes hand-in-hand with being Uncommen.

UNCOMMEN – DAD STRONG – BIBLE.COM

Today’s devotional is connected to the verses from God’s Word found in Psalms 32:8

‘I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you. ‘

Psalms 32:8

As we consider what it takes to be the dads God desires and created us to be, let’s reflect on this revelation from Psalms 32. Just like our Heavenly Father, we need to instruct our kids and teach our kids in the way they should go if we want to be the dads God created us to be. Just like our Heavenly Father, we need to counsel our kids with loving eyes on them to be the dads God purposed for us to be. So today as we continue into this devotional, let’s choose to be the dads who will instruct our kids and teach our kids in the way they should go based on what God is and has taught us in and through His Word and our relationship with Him. Let’s choose to be the dads who will counsel our kids with loving eyes on them demonstrating not only our unconditional love for them but also the Father’s love for them too.


Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN (more details can be found https://www.uncommen.org/).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me: (check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

  • It is so important for us to get involved in our kids lives in order for us to be the dads.
  • It is equally important for us to stay involved in our kids lives to be the dads.
  • Today’s verse provides us with incredible wisdom around the “how” we should be the dads by instructing, teaching, and counselling our kids.
  • Let’s work through today’s verse along with the insights from today’s devotional.
  • I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go. (Get involved)
    • Let’s be ready and involved in the raising of our kids and as they grow let’s take advantage of the different parenting opportunities and needs that arise.
    • Let’s get involved through the phases of our kids lives like sports, activities, clubs, or others.
    • Let’s be the dads who are involved in each phase and doing our part to help instruct and teach them how to work through whatever they are facing so that they will the know the way they should go.
    • Let’s be the dads who are involved because as we will discover they grow up way too quick.
    • Let’s be the dads who are active in our kids lives so that we don’t miss out on those moments and experiences together.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that we are there and able to speak like and truth into their lives.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that when they are faced with decisions we are there to help instruct and teach them.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that we know what is going on in their lives.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that we know their interests.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that we know their opinions.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that we know their feelings.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that we know them.
    • Let’s be the dads who are actively involved in our kids lives so that we know them, understand them, and can instruct and teach them.
  • I will counsel you with my eye upon you. (Stay Involved)
    • Let’s not be part-time dads, let’s be full-time dads!
    • Let’s be the dads who know that being a dad is a full-time job!
    • Let’s be the dads who are involved at every age and every stage of our kids lives.
    • Let’s be the dads who listen to what our kids have to say and are going through.
    • Let’s be the dads who speak up when our kids need our advice and counsel.
    • Let’s be the dads who look at our kids with love.
    • Let’s be the dads who live out lives with the ministry of presence! Let’s be there!
    • Let’s be the dads who get to know our kids so that we know if or when we need to be more or less present with them.
    • Let’s be the dads who stay connected and involved even when you don’t feel like it is working or they have somehow disconnected.
    • Be the dad who never let’s up!
    • Be the dad who stays diligent!
    • Be the dad who stays open to communication!
    • Be the dad who stays consistent!
    • Be the dad who is a godly exmple to your kids!
  • Today’s devotional provides Extra Credit information too:
  • Today’s devotional leaves us with some UNCOMMEN Questions:
    • How would you grade your performance as a dad?
    • How would your family grade your performance as a dad?
  • Today’s devotional leaves us with an UNCOMMEN Challenge:
    • Do not let up in your activity with your children. They need you always, even when they say they don’t.

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