A Father’s Legacy – Day 1

Ever wondered if God’s timing was perfect? Ever wondered if God’s plan for you was good and for your good? Ever wondered if God’s calling might be connected to what He wants you to do today? Well, the reality that I am writing this post is God’s calling on me to start Be The Dads. Well, the reality that I started this new devotional that happens to be 9 days which means it will end on a specific day makes me believe yes. Options are on the table and which one leans more towards what God is calling me to do and to be and His plans and His purpose for His glory? So are you ready to meet with and live out your life with Jesus for His purpose and plans? Are you ready to meet with and live out your life with Jesus in order to “build a new and different life in Him“? Are you ready to meet with and live out your life with Jesus so that you will be able to transform into standing on the strongest foundation possible! What’s the plan? “Do not live without a strategy.” Let’s be the dads who are focused on each becoming “a legacy-minded man and will result in a life of lasting impact.


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses:


‘ “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had its foundation on the rock. But everyone who hears these words of mine and does not put them into practice is like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain came down, the streams rose, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell with a great crash.” ‘

Matthew 7:24-27

Let’s be the dads who spend time with God and in His Word so that we can hear His Words to us and for us! Let’s be the dads who spend time with God and put His Word into practice as we live out our lives! Let’s be the dads who are building our lives on the firm foundation of Jesus Christ so that when the rain comes, the streams rise, the winds blow and beat on us, we won’t fall because we are standing on the firm foundation that is Jesus Christ! Let’s decide we won’t be foolish dads who build our lives on shaky, unstable ground and then discover it when things come crashing down with a great crash!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Legacy Minded Men (more details can be found here: https://www.legacymindedmen.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)

To learn more about Legacy Minded Men, visit https://www.legacymindedmen.org/.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional: 

My Father Can Be Your Father! – Day 6

It amazes me how fast time goes and how quickly we are flying through dad devotionals this year. Today will bring this devotional to a close and so I will look to find our next one afterwards.

Will we choose God? Will we choose God’s way? Will we choose God’s will? Will we choose God’s purpose? Will we choose God’s plan? God is precise and knows what He is doing! God is the God of details! Consider His plans for getting out of Egypt! Consider His plans for the tabernacle! Consider His plans for the temple! Consider His plans for the holy items in them both! Consider His placement within them both! God knows what He is doing and as I went looking for the next devotional and gain approval to use it, I discovered it will fit in this month. It’s going to speak to us about the importance of a father being present. So as we get ready to jump in let’s choose to be the dads that our wives, our kids, and this world needs for us to be! Let’s be the dads who are able to pour out unconditional love!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses:


‘But now, this is what the Lord says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your stead. ‘

Isaiah 43:1-3

God’s Word is so powerful! God’s Word is so timely! God’s Word is alive! Let’s be the dads who take time to meditate and receive what God has to say to us through His Word daily! Today’s Word gives us a message from God about how He is our redeemer, has called us by name and that we are His! Let’s be the dads who accept and receive Jesus as our redeemer so that we can live out our lives redeemed! Let’s be the dads who hear and receive the call God has given us as He has called us by name! Let’s be the dads who find hope and love and joy because we are His children and His friend! Let’s be the dads who trust God and don’t try to go it alone! Let’s be the dads who hold tight to the reality that when we are going through something He is with us and He is protecting us through it all! Let’s be the dads who remember that be it the rushing water of a river or the heat of the fire when we walk our lives with God, He will keep the water from sweeping over us and the fire from burning us, and the flames from setting us ablaze! Let’s be the dads who have accepted and received Jesus as our Lord and Savior! Let’s be the dads who choose to walk out our lives as living sacrifices to our loving Heavenly Father so that when people see our good works they will glorify Him!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Eternity Matters With Norma (more details can be found here: Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.

To learn more about My Father Can Be Your Father!, visit Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional: 

My Father Can Be Your Father! – Day 5

Let your light shine! Let’s be the dads who shine for God!

Will we choose God? Will we choose God’s way? Will we choose God’s will? Will we choose God’s purpose? Will we choose God’s plan? God is precise and knows what He is doing! God is the God of details! Consider His plans for getting out of Egypt! Consider His plans for the tabernacle! Consider His plans for the temple! Consider His plans for the holy items in them both! Consider His placement within them both! God knows what He is doing and as I went looking for the next devotional and gain approval to use it, I discovered it will fit in this month. It’s going to speak to us about the importance of a father being present. So as we get ready to jump in let’s choose to be the dads that our wives, our kids, and this world needs for us to be! Let’s be the dads who are able to pour out unconditional love!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses:


‘ “Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. ‘

John 14:1-3

God knows what we are going through even before we ask. God knows what today will bring because He knows the beginning from the end. Why would or should we be surprised when the scripture God gives us for today speaks to where we are at? We shouldn’t but I am always amazed and in awe when it does.

God knows that change can feel uncomfortable and so He tells us “do not let your heart be troubled”. God wants us to be looking to Him rather than focusing on the object or situation in front of us! When we focus on God we find that the object in front of us is smaller than the God who is with us! So today, let’s be the dads who believe in God and have a relationship with God! The aha moment when I realized it was about a relationship with Jesus and not about rituals or routines or flows, it changed my life! So let’s believe in God and put all of our trust in Him! Let’s lean in and have a relationship with Jesus who is our savior and king! Let’s be the dads who won’t walk in fear but overcome fear with our faith in Jesus! Let’s be the dads whose faith overcomes and overwhelms fear just as light overcomes and overwhelms darkness! Jesus has gone before us to prepare in advance for the good works He has for us to do! Jesus is behind us, protecting our backs! Let’s grab hold of the promises of what is yet to come from today’s verse that speaks to how in heaven there is a place for us and how Jesus has gone before us to prepare that place! Let’s not lose hope because of the struggles, the trials, or even the troubles because we know that Jesus has promised He will be coming back too and will bring us to spend eternity in heaven with Him! Let’s be the dads who stay connected to Jesus so that we can hold tight to these promises and truths! When we face trials, let’s be the dads who consider it pure joy and allow our faith to grow so that it allows us to persevere through it all. When we face trials, are considering it pure joy, are growing in faith, and persevere, let’s be the dads who grab hold of the reality that when perseverance has completed its work we will be complete and lacking nothing! Let’s be the dads who when we face troubles take heart because we know that Jesus has already overcome the world! Let’s not lose hope! Let’s grab hold of God’s plan for us which is good and is to give us hope and a future!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Eternity Matters With Norma (more details can be found here: Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.

To learn more about My Father Can Be Your Father!, visit Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional: 

My Father Can Be Your Father! – Day 4

Let’s be the dads who point people to God by being salt and light! Let’s be so salty that it causes others to thirst for Jesus!

Will we choose God? Will we choose God’s way? Will we choose God’s will? Will we choose God’s purpose? Will we choose God’s plan? God is precise and knows what He is doing! God is the God of details! Consider His plans for getting out of Egypt! Consider His plans for the tabernacle! Consider His plans for the temple! Consider His plans for the holy items in them both! Consider His placement within them both! God knows what He is doing and as I went looking for the next devotional and gain approval to use it, I discovered it will fit in this month. It’s going to speak to us about the importance of a father being present. So as we get ready to jump in let’s choose to be the dads that our wives, our kids, and this world needs for us to be! Let’s be the dads who are able to pour out unconditional love!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verse: Jeremiah 17:9.

‘The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it? ‘

Jeremiah 17:9

Our human nature is sinful. Our human nature is trying to pull us away from God. Our human nature is trying to tempt us and draw us back into a sinful lifestyle. Our human nature is trying to pull us away from the hope of Jesus and drawback into a dark place where hopelessness and the hope of spending eternity with God are stolen. So let’s draw closer to Jesus and ask Him to help us stick to it! Let’s grab a hold of the reality and wisdom of God’s Word which gives us warnings like Proverbs 4 where there are words of wisdom like:

‘The path of the righteous is like the morning sun, shining ever brighter till the full light of day. But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness; they do not know what makes them stumble. My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body. Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it. Keep your mouth free of perversity; keep corrupt talk far from your lips. Let your eyes look straight ahead; fix your gaze directly before you. Give careful thought to the paths for your feet and be steadfast in all your ways. Do not turn to the right or the left; keep your foot from evil.’

Proverbs 4:18-27

Did you catch what it said in verse 23? (I know I didn’t leave the verse numbers above) but it says: “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” Just like how we are to be salt which preserves, heals, and causes thirst for God, so we need to guard, preserve, and maintain our hearts! From the overflow of the heart, the mouth speaks, and check out what you are saying and see if it might be like the warning lights on the dash of your car letting you know there is a problem under the hood – in your heart.

Let’s decide that we will learn, meditate, and cling to God’s Word! Let’s remember the warnings we find in God’s Word where it tells us “‘The mind governed by the flesh is hostile to God; it does not submit to God’s law, nor can it do so. ‘ (Romans 8:7)“. Let’s be the dads who choose not to be normal or natural! Let’s be the dads who choose to be different, holy, and live our lives with God and for God in the supernatural! Let’s be prepared and put on the full armor of God and stand our ground because our natural tendencies will try to get us off the solid rock and slip back into dark and destructive ways. Let’s be the dads who grab hold of how Jesus tells us to love! Let’s love God with all of our hearts, mind, souls, and strength! Let’s love our neighbors as ourselves! Let’s be the dads who are so filled with Jesus, with the Holy Spirit’s infilling of our hearts, that the overflow into the world around us is the love of God! Let’s resist the natural ways! Today’s verse warns us about the natural tendencies of our hearts! I found an interpretation of today’s verse that shares insight this way: “The normal human mind deceitfully convinces each person that they are good and love God, men, and law. But the reality is just the opposite: It is at war with God and men, and hates God’s holy, righteous, and spiritual law. It loves itself and its desires far more than anything else. It is this deceitful, self-centered enmity that exerts constant influence, pulling us into the defilement of sin.” from John W. Ritenbaugh.


Today’s devotional has been provided by Eternity Matters With Norma (more details can be found here: Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.

To learn more about My Father Can Be Your Father!, visit Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional: “PLAYING HOOKY

My Father Can Be Your Father! – Day 3

Will we choose God? Will we choose God’s way? Will we choose God’s will? Will we choose God’s purpose? Will we choose God’s plan? God is precise and knows what He is doing! God is the God of details! Consider His plans for getting out of Egypt! Consider His plans for the tabernacle! Consider His plans for the temple! Consider His plans for the holy items in them both! Consider His placement within them both! God knows what He is doing and as I went looking for the next devotional and gain approval to use it, I discovered it will fit in this month. It’s going to speak to us about the importance of a father being present. So as we get ready to jump in let’s choose to be the dads that our wives, our kids, and this world needs for us to be! Let’s be the dads who are able to pour out unconditional love!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses:


‘The Lord Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled), ‘

Isaiah 2:12

‘But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded. Grieve, mourn and wail. Change your laughter to mourning and your joy to gloom. Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. ‘

James 4:6-10

‘To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech. ‘

Proverbs 8:13

Let’s be the dads who are interested in knowing God and sticking closer to Him! Let’s be the dads who are wanting to be in such a close relationship with God that we make time and take time to study His Word! Let’s be the dads who don’t just look for certain verses but rather look to allow God’s Word to speak into our lives right where we are based on His plans and purposes! Let’s find devotionals that allow us to read through God’s Word! Let’s find devotionals that allow us to read through God’s Word on specific themes or topics! God knows what we are going through even before we ask, we need to be ready and willing to ask! Let’s be the dads who are prepared mentally, emotionally, and physically to approach God and ask!

Today’s verses get us started with understanding the importance of us being the dads who walk in humility rather than pride. Today’s first verse warns us about the day when the prideful will be called to account and be humbled. Let’s be the dads who aren’t being driven by pride! Let’s be the dads who aren’t driven by imposing our ways on others, exalting ourselves over others, and feeling self-important!

Let’s grab a hold of God’s Word and receive God’s grace! Let’s be the dads who stick close to God rather than trying to go it alone in pride and discovering that God opposes the proud! Let’s be the dads who stick close to God and live humbly and discover that God shows favor to the humble! Let’s be the dads who submit ourselves to God! Let’s be the dads who resist the devil and his temptations so that he will flee! Let’s be the dads who draw near to God, knowing that He will draw near to us! Let’s be the dads who prepare our hearts, minds, body, and soul by washing our hands and purifying our hearts! Let’s not be doubleminded and being stuck, unable to make a decision, or wavering back and forth between decisions! Let’s be the dads who choose to walk humbly and in humility rather than prideful with laughter and false joy! Let’s walk humbly and allow God to lift us up and turn things around in His perfect timing! Let’s be the dads who humble ourselves before God rather than setting ourselves up for the fall by walking our life in and with pride!

Today let’s grab hold of the wisdom from our verse from Proverbs! Let’s be the dads who love God and hate evil! Let’s be the dads who love God and hate pride! Let’s be the dads who love God and hate arrogance! Let’s be the dads who love God and hate evil behavior! Let’s be the dads who love God and hate perverse speech. Let’s keep our eyes on the big picture and focus on how we can lead others into the presence of God! Let’s be the dads who shine the light of Jesus into the dark world so that there will be less darkness! Let’s be the dads who spice up the world like salt by connecting and being in contact with others in order to bring healing rather than temporary help and don’t lose our saltiness! Let’s be the dads who are so connected with Jesus that our saltiness causes others to thirst for a relationship with Jesus too!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Eternity Matters With Norma (more details can be found here: Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.

To learn more about My Father Can Be Your Father!, visit Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional: “IT WAS A BAD HAIR DAY!

My Father Can Be Your Father! – Day 2

Will we choose God? Will we choose God’s way? Will we choose God’s will? Will we choose God’s purpose? Will we choose God’s plan? God is precise and knows what He is doing! God is the God of details! Consider His plans for getting out of Egypt! Consider His plans for the tabernacle! Consider His plans for the temple! Consider His plans for the holy items in them both! Consider His placement within them both! God knows what He is doing and as I went looking for the next devotional and gain approval to use it, I discovered it will fit in this month. It’s going to speak to us about the importance of a father being present. So as we get ready to jump in let’s choose to be the dads that our wives, our kids, and this world needs for us to be! Let’s be the dads who are able to pour out unconditional love!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses:


‘My son, if you accept my words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding— indeed, if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the Lord and find the knowledge of God. For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He holds success in store for the upright, he is a shield to those whose walk is blameless, for he guards the course of the just and protects the way of his faithful ones. Then you will understand what is right and just and fair—every good path. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will be pleasant to your soul. Discretion will protect you, and understanding will guard you. Wisdom will save you from the ways of wicked men, from men whose words are perverse, who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways, who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil, whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways.’

Proverbs 2:1-15

‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. ‘

James 1:5

Let’s be the dads who are humble enough to realize that we lack the wisdom we need and ask God! Let’s be the dads who cling to the reality that God gives wisdom generously to all without finding fault! Let’s be the dads who out of humility turn to God and ask for wisdom, the wisdom we lack with faith and expectation that it will be given to us! With this framing, let’s check out what the book of wisdom has to speak to us today through the verses of Proverbs 2:1-15.

Let’s be the dads who accept God’s Words! Let’s be the dads who store up God’s commands in our hearts! Let’s be the dads who turn our ears to God in order to receive wisdom! Let’s be the dads who hold onto God and apply our hearts to the wisdom in order to receive understanding! Let’s be the dads who will call out to God for the insight we need! Let’s be the dads who cry out to God for understanding! Let’s be the dads who seek wisdom and understanding like something that is valuable like silver or a hidden treasure! Let’s be the dads who seek wisdom and understanding so much that we know it comes from God and as such we understand the awe and wonder of God (the fear of the Lord) and can find the knowledge of God! Let’s be the dads who receive wisdom from God’s Word and God’s Spirit! Let’s be the dads who receive knowledge and understanding through God’s Word and God’s Spirit! Let’s be the dads who pursue God in order to become upright in His sight and receive His success! Let’s be the dads who pursue God in order to become blameless and walk under the protection of God’s shield! Let’s be the dads who walk so closely to God that He guards our course because He has helped us live justly! Let’s be the dads who walk so close to God that we are found faithful and receive God’s protection! Let’s be the dads who study God’s Word, spend so much time with God that we understand what is right and just and fair in order to know every good path! Let’s be the dads who have allowed God’s wisdom to penetrate and fill our hearts! Let’s be the dads who have allowed God’s knowledge to fill our hearts to overflowing in order to please our souls! Let’s be the dads who live with discretion! Let’s be the dads who walk with understanding! Let’s be the dads who walk in God’s protection and are guarded by Him through discretion and understanding! Let’s be the dads lean in so much on God’s wisdom that we are saved from the ways of wicked men! Let’s be the dads lean in so much on God’s wisdom that we are saved from men whose words are perverse! Let’s be the dads lean in so much on God’s wisdom that we are saved from men who have left the straight paths to walk in dark ways! Let’s be the dads lean in so much on God’s wisdom that we are saved from men who delight in doing wrong and rejoice in the perverseness of evil! Let’s be the dads lean in so much on God’s wisdom that we are saved from men whose paths are crooked and who are devious in their ways!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Eternity Matters With Norma (more details can be found here: Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.

To learn more about My Father Can Be Your Father!, visit Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional: I NOTICED HIS AGE

Many a summer we could count on this man coming through town. I don’t know how my father met him, but I do know he welcomed him to our home. Year after year that man, with tattered clothing and not smelling the best, would show up on our front porch and daddy would provide him with a meal cooked up by mama and a hot cup of ‘Old Joe!’. Mama would bag up leftovers and put them in a brown bag for him to take along his undetermined journey.

Maybe some of the other kids’ parents fed him too, I will never know, but I know I saw the actions of the image of a Heavenly Father who is drawn to the less likely and showing love to the one who is down and out!

I NOTICED HIS AGE – My Father Can Be Your Father!

My Father Can Be Your Father! – Day 1

As we finished another devotional and we are getting close to the end of the month, it amazes me how God’s math works. God is precise and knows what He is doing! God is the God of details! Consider His plans for getting out of Egypt! Consider His plans for the tabernacle! Consider His plans for the temple! Consider His plans for the holy items in them both! Consider His placement within them both! God knows what He is doing and as I went looking for the next devotional and gain approval to use it, I discovered it will fit in this month. It’s going to speak to us about the importance of a father being present. So as we get ready to jump in let’s choose to be the dads that our wives, our kids, and this world needs for us to be! Let’s be the dads who are able to pour out unconditional love!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verse:


‘As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him; ‘

Psalms 103:13

God’s Word is so timely! God’s Word knows what we need to read, hear, or see even before we ask! Let’s never miss an opportunity to turn to God’s Word! Let’s be the dads who model our lives and our behaviors after God’s! Let’s be the dads who have compassion on our kids! Let’s be the dads who demonstrate pity, sympathy, feeling, fellow feeling, empathy, understanding, care, concern, solicitude, solicitousness, sensitivity, tender-heartedness, soft-heartedness, warm-heartedness, warmth, love, brotherly love, tenderness, gentleness, mercy, mercifulness, leniency, lenience, tolerance, consideration, kindness, humanity, humaneness, kind-heartedness, charity, and benevolence over our kids. Let’s be the dads who are in such awe and wonder of God that we can walk confidently knowing that He has compassion on us! Let’s be the dads who are so connected, so in love with God that we can walk confidently in trust that He is working out all things in our lives for good! Let’s turn to God to learn where we have gaps and ask Him to help fill them in our lives, our hearts, and our minds!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Eternity Matters With Norma (more details can be found here: Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.

To learn more about My Father Can Be Your Father!, visit Eternity Matters With Norma – Home | Facebook


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional: PAYDAY

The Way of the Father: Lessons From My Dad, Truths About God – 5

As we close out the lessons and the truths, let’s hold tight to God and seek Him with all of our hearts. I found this new devotional from Michael W. Smith, published by K-Love that sounds like it will be a great thing to help us be the dads. Today’s devotional will help us to consider our perspective and see how God sees us and as such how to be the dads who live our lives with the same perspective towards our kids. Today’s devotional tells us how “Because of your relationship with Jesus, your Abba Father looks at you and says, “That’s my child!” God’s first thought is of you as His son or daughter, all from a heart of love.” Today’s devotional is “K-LOVE Books’ inaugural release from artist, actor, and author Michael W. Smith, The Way of the Father, offers this five-day study to encourage and inspire every Christ-follower in a personal journey of faith with the Father.” So let’s get into it and learn more about the way of our Father and the truths of God!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses: Psalms 139:1-18.

‘You have searched me, Lord , and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord , know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go up to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is as light to you. For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, God! How vast is the sum of them! Were I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand— when I awake, I am still with you.’

Psalms 139:1-18

God’s Word is so incredible and can meet us right here, right now, and speak to us the truths we need to hear. Let’s choose to make time to be with God each morning and not just be going through the motions of a routine or ritual but instead really dig into God’s Word and what it is saying to us right here, right now, this very moment. I know the same scripture has spoken to me over the years in different ways because of what was going on with life and in life. It was like a light turned on and I kept wondering how I had missed it before. God’s Word is alive! God’s Word is active! God’s Word is good for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness. God’s Word is powerful like a two-edged sword it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. So today, let’s grab a hold of what God’s Word says to us through Psalms 139.

Let’s be the dads who allow God to search our hearts and know us! Let’s be the dads who are in such a relationship with God that He sits with us and gets up and goes with us every moment of every day! Let’s be the dads who are so connected to God that He knows us and what we are up to when we are asleep and awake, so familiar with our ways! Let’s be the dads who lean in and trust in God so much that He knows before the words come off our lips what we are thinking and about to say! Let’s be the dads who are walking so close to God that He is our protection in front of and behind us, while leading and guiding our steps! Let’s be the dads who continue to dig into God’s Word so these truths are never forgotten because they are so wonderful and amazing! Let’s be the dads who remember that God is with us everywhere we go, His Spirit is with us as our counselor and our guide! Let’s be the dads who cling to God rather than trying to escape from His presence (which is impossible to do)! Let’s be the dads who only go where God is and where God wants us to go! Let’s not try to go it our own way but instead go it God’s way, being led by the Spirit, who is with us every step of the way! Let’s be the dads who are guided by the hand of God! Let’s be the dads who are held in God’s right hand! Let’s be the dads who choose to walk in the light rather than the darkness! Let’s be the dads who choose to let our lights shine into this dark world! Let’s be the dads who remember that God created each of us on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose and choose to walk in it! Let’s be the dads who will seek out our purpose when we aren’t sure or clear of what it is and ask God for His wisdom and discernment! Let’s be the dads who praise God for having fearfully and wonderfully made us! Let’s be the dads who praise the handiwork of God! Let’s be the dads who cling to the reality that God knit us in our mother’s womb! Let’s be the dads who realize God knew us even before we were born! Let’s be the dads who grab onto the reality that God has ordained all the days of our lives! Let’s be the dads who choose to have our name written in the book of life! Let’s be the dads who consider God’s thoughts precious! Let’s be the dads who are in awe and wonder of the vastness of them all! Let’s be the dads who continue to seek God, study His Word, and grab hold of His lessons, truths, and promises for they are too many to count! Let’s be the dads who choose today to walk out the rest of our lives with God so that we can spend eternity with Him through Jesus Christ our Lord!


Today’s devotional has been provided by K-LOVE books (more details can be found here: About The Publisher)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.

To learn more about The Way of the Father: Lessons from my Dad, Truths about God, visit klove.com/books


Take-Aways from Today’s Devotional

The Way of the Father: Lessons From My Dad, Truths About God – Day 4

As we continue to dig into the lessons and the truths, let’s hold tight to God and seek Him with all of our hearts. I found this new devotional from Michael W. Smith, published by K-Love that sounds like it will be a great thing to help us be the dads. Today’s devotional will help us to consider our perspective and see how God sees us and as such how to be the dads who live our lives with the same perspective towards our kids. Today’s devotional tells us how “Because of your relationship with Jesus, your Abba Father looks at you and says, “That’s my child!” God’s first thought is of you as His son or daughter, all from a heart of love.” Today’s devotional is “K-LOVE Books’ inaugural release from artist, actor, and author Michael W. Smith, The Way of the Father, offers this five-day study to encourage and inspire every Christ-follower in a personal journey of faith with the Father.” So let’s get into it and learn more about the way of our Father and the truths of God!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses: Acts 20:34-35.

‘You yourselves know that these hands of mine have supplied my own needs and the needs of my companions. In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ ” ‘

Acts 20:34-35

God’s Word is so powerful and alive! God’s Word knows where we are right here and right now and what wisdom and direction we are in need. God’s Word today shows up at the right time for me to receive it. Let’s be the dads who are generous and givers! Let’s be the dads who provided not only for our own needs but the needs of our wives and our kids and our community! Let’s be the dads who are dedicated to the work God has given us to do and work hard as unto the Lord rather than just for man and a paycheck. Let’s be the dads who help the weak! Let’s be the dads to look and work to receive the blessings that accompany being generous and giving to others! Let’s choose today to work and to give so that we can be the husbands our wives need! Let’s choose today to work and to give so that we can be the dads our kids need! Let’s choose today to work and to give so that we can be the dads this world needs!


Today’s devotional has been provided by K-LOVE books (more details can be found here: About The Publisher)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.


Take-Aways from Today’s Devotional

  • Today’s devotional kicks off pointing out how Jesus provided us with “a blueprint for how to live and love“:
    • ‘Hearing that Jesus had silenced the Sadducees, the Pharisees got together. One of them, an expert in the law, tested him with this question: “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”Matthew 22:34-40
      • Let’s be the dads who choose to love God with all of our heart and all of our soul and all of our mind!
      • Let’s be the dads who choose to love our neighbors as ourselves!
      • Do you understand yourself?
      • Do you know who you are?
      • Do you accept who you are?
      • Do you accept who God created you to be?
      • Do you live out your life in alignment to who God created you to be?
      • Are you ready to take hold of who you are in order for you to be able to love God the way you should?
      • Are you ready to take hold of who you are in order for you to be able to love others like God wants you to?
      • Are you ready to love yourself?
      • Are you ready then to love yourself like God wants you to?
      • Are you ready then to love others like you love yourself?
    • Let’s be the dads who serve with excellence!
    • Let’s be the dads who have a drive to serve with excellence for the glory of God!
    • Let’s be the dads who have a joy to help others!
    • Let’s be the dads who have a joy even in the midst of trials because of the truth of Jesus!
    • Let’s be the dads who have a joy in the midst of trials because we know the suffering is temporary!
    • Let’s be the dads who cling onto James 1:2-4 and 1 Peter 1:6-9 and can persevere for the glory of God!
    • Let’s be the dads who remember that what we are going through is for our good and for God’s glory!
      • ‘Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed. If you are insulted because of the name of Christ, you are blessed, for the Spirit of glory and of God rests on you. If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler. However, if you suffer as a Christian, do not be ashamed, but praise God that you bear that name. For it is time for judgment to begin with God’s household; and if it begins with us, what will the outcome be for those who do not obey the gospel of God? And, “If it is hard for the righteous to be saved, what will become of the ungodly and the sinner?” So then, those who suffer according to God’s will should commit themselves to their faithful Creator and continue to do good.’ 1 Peter 4:12-19
      • ‘Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since we have now been justified by his blood, how much more shall we be saved from God’s wrath through him! For if, while we were God’s enemies, we were reconciled to him through the death of his Son, how much more, having been reconciled, shall we be saved through his life! ‘ Romans 5:3-10
    • Let’s be the dads who dig in and read and learn from scripture!
    • Let’s be the dads who absorb and take hold of the principles about the blessings of hard work from scripture!
    • Let’s be the dads who absorb and take hold of the principles about the blessings of seeking excellence from scripture!
    • Let’s be the dads who take hold of the warnings from scripture too and how we aren’t to be lazy, apathetic, having unreal expectations, and even feeling entitled!
    • Let’s be the dads who spend time digesting and absorbing the truths found in Proverbs!
    • Let’s be the dads who spend time attaching ourselves to the truth from scripture!
    • Let’s be the dads who attach ourselves to Jesus’s teaching from scripture!
    • Let’s be the dads who grab hold of and choose to live out our lives in alignment to Jesus’s teaching as well as the teaching provided to us through so many books of the New Testament from Paul’s letters!
    • Let’s be the dads who do the right thing!
    • Let’s be the dads who do things the right way!
    • Let’s be the dads who do things for the right reasons!
    • The Bible gives us a clear mandate “to do the right thing in the right way for the right reasons
    • Let’s be the dads who lead by example!
    • Let’s be the dads who shine the hope, the love, and the light of Jesus into the world for as the old saying goes: “More is caught than taught.”
    • Let’s be the dads who teach our kids!
    • Let’s be the dads who teach our kids through our actions!
    • Let’s be the dads who pass on a legacy because our kids have been observing, watching, and catching our work ethic and constant desire for excellence in every area of our lives!
    • Today’s devotional makes a great call out into how these truths are for all of us, no matter our past when it shares:
  • Today’s devotional closes with a question for us to ponder:

The Way of the Father: Lessons From My Dad, Truths About God – Day 3

As we continue to dig into the lessons and the truths, let’s hold tight to God and seek Him with all of our hearts. I found this new devotional from Michael W. Smith, published by K-Love that sounds like it will be a great thing to help us be the dads. Today’s devotional will help us to consider our perspective and see how God sees us and as such how to be the dads who live our lives with the same perspective towards our kids. Today’s devotional tells us how “Because of your relationship with Jesus, your Abba Father looks at you and says, “That’s my child!” God’s first thought is of you as His son or daughter, all from a heart of love.” Today’s devotional is “K-LOVE Books’ inaugural release from artist, actor, and author Michael W. Smith, The Way of the Father, offers this five-day study to encourage and inspire every Christ-follower in a personal journey of faith with the Father.” So let’s get into it and learn more about the way of our Father and the truths of God!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses: 


‘“Is not this the kind of fasting I have chosen: to loose the chains of injustice and untie the cords of the yoke, to set the oppressed free and break every yoke? Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter— when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I.’

Isaiah 58:6-9

‘He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. ‘

Micah 6:8

As I look at today’s first set of verses I look to dig deeper to understand better and so I am turning to the Amplified version which provides a bit more insight when it gives us:

‘[Rather] is this not the fast which I choose, To undo the bonds of wickedness, To tear to pieces the ropes of the yoke, To let the oppressed go free And break apart every [enslaving] yoke? Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, that you cover him, And not to hide yourself from [the needs of] your own flesh and blood? Then your light will break out like the dawn, And your healing (restoration, new life) will quickly spring forth; Your righteousness will go before you [leading you to peace and prosperity], The glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; You will cry for help, and He will say, ‘Here I am.’ If you take away from your midst the yoke [of oppression], The finger pointed in scorn [toward the oppressed or the godly], and [every form of] wicked (sinful, unjust) speech, ‘

Isaiah 58:6-9

We need to understand the why! We shouldn’t just be going through the motions! We shouldn’t just be going with the flow! We need to be living with purpose, on purpose, and for the purpose which God has given us! So let’s be the dads who take a pause from the normal, the everydays, the routines, the habits, the rituals, and choose to adjust our lives for God’s glory. Let’s be the dads who take time to focus on God and His will and His way through times of fasting. Not for merit or credit but rather for a time to focus more on our relationship with God. We need to be fasting in a way that will undo the bonds of wickedness! We need to be fasting in a way that will tear to pieces the ropes of the yoke. We need to be fasting in a way that will help the oppressed receive freedom. We need to be fasting in a way that breaks apart the yokes that keep people from being able to live life to the full. We need to be fasting in a way that will provide for those in need. We need to be fasting in a way that will give people in need a place to be safe and whole. We need to be fasting in a way that meets people right where they are in order to clothe them. We need to be fasting in a way that provides for and meets the needs of our own families. We need to be fasting in a way that will let our lights shine the glory of God into this dark world! We need to be fasting in a way that brings healing, restoration, and new life. We need to be fasting in alignment with God’s Word, God’s plan, and God’s purpose so that He will be leading us from the front and guarding us against the back. So today, let’s be the dads who are living this way in order that God answers us when we call, God says “Here am I” when we cry for help. Let’s be the dads who take away from our midst the yoke of oppression. Let’s be the dads who take away from our midst finger-pointing and other types of wickedness.

As we step into our today, let’s be the dads who choose to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.


Today’s devotional has been provided by K-LOVE books (more details can be found here: About The Publisher)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.


Take-Aways from Today’s Devotional

The Way of the Father: Lessons From My Dad, Truths About God – Day 2

As we continue to dig into the lessons and the truths, let’s hold tight to God and seek Him with all of our hearts. I found this new devotional from Michael W. Smith, published by K-Love that sounds like it will be a great thing to help us be the dads. Today’s devotional will help us to consider our perspective and see how God sees us and as such how to be the dads who live our lives with the same perspective towards our kids. Today’s devotional tells us how “Because of your relationship with Jesus, your Abba Father looks at you and says, “That’s my child!” God’s first thought is of you as His son or daughter, all from a heart of love.” Today’s devotional is “K-LOVE Books’ inaugural release from artist, actor, and author Michael W. Smith, The Way of the Father, offers this five-day study to encourage and inspire every Christ-follower in a personal journey of faith with the Father.” So let’s get into it and learn more about the way of our Father and the truths of God!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses: 2 Corinthians 12:6-10

‘If I wish to boast, I will not be foolish, because I will be speaking the truth. But I abstain [from it], so that no one will credit me with more than [is justified by what] he sees in me or hears from me. Because of the surpassing greatness and extraordinary nature of the revelations [which I received from God], for this reason, to keep me from thinking of myself as important, a thorn in the flesh was given to me, a messenger of Satan, to torment and harass me—to keep me from exalting myself! Concerning this I pleaded with the Lord three times that it might leave me; but He has said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” Therefore, I will all the more gladly boast in my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ [may completely enfold me and] may dwell in me. So I am well pleased with weaknesses, with insults, with distresses, with persecutions, and with difficulties, for the sake of Christ; for when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength]. ‘

2 Corinthians 12:6-10 AMP

Let’s be the dads who lean so hard on Jesus that when we speak, we speak the truth. Let’s be the dads who trust so much in God that when we boast, we speak the truth in love! Let’s be the dads who are humble and don’t try to get more credit than we are justified to receive! Let’s be the dads who don’t brag or boast too much and cause the attention to be directed at us instead of pointing people to the One, to God, to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Let’s be the dads who spend so much time in God’s Word, so much time preparing for today, so much time praying that we get to live out our lives with the revelation of God! Let’s be the dads who remember to put the focus on God rather than trying to put the spotlight on ourselves! Let’s be the dads who don’t allow Satan to get us off track and keep us from accomplishing what God has created, purposed, and called us to do! Satan may send someone to try and knock you down but lean in on God more, trusting in Him rather than your own understandings or trying to do it in your own strength! Let’s walk humbly, trusting in God with every step of every day! In the midst of the trials, the troubles, the struggles, the tormenting, the harassment, let’s grab a hold of the reality and the truth that God says: “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” In the AMP version we get some extra details when we read: “My grace is sufficient for you [My lovingkindness and My mercy are more than enough—always available—regardless of the situation]; for [My] power is being perfected [and is completed and shows itself most effectively] in [your] weakness.” So don’t see your weakness as something to worry about instead cause it to make you trust God, lean in on God, and seek Him with all of your heart, soul, mind, and strength! Let’s be the dads who when faced with our weaknesses for the sake of Christ cling to the truth and the reality that “when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].” Let’s be the dads who when faced with insults for the sake of Christ cling to the truth and the reality that “when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].” Let’s be the dads who when faced with distresses for the sake of Christ cling to the truth and the reality that “when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].” Let’s be the dads who when faced with persecutions for the sake of Christ cling to the truth and the reality that “when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].” Let’s be the dads who when faced with difficulties for the sake of Christ cling to the truth and the reality that “when I am weak [in human strength], then I am strong [truly able, truly powerful, truly drawing from God’s strength].


Today’s devotional has been provided by K-LOVE books (more details can be found here: About The Publisher)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.


Take-Aways from today’s Devotional

The Way of the Father: Lessons From My Dad, Truths About God – Day 1

It’s time for a new devotional for us to review and consider. I found this new devotional from Michael W. Smith, published by K-Love that sounds like it will be a great thing to help us be the dads. Today’s devotional will help us to consider our perspective and see how God sees us and as such how to be the dads who live our lives with the same perspective towards our kids. Today’s devotional tells us how “Because of your relationship with Jesus, your Abba Father looks at you and says, “That’s my child!” God’s first thought is of you as His son or daughter, all from a heart of love.” Today’s devotional is “K-LOVE Books’ inaugural release from artist, actor, and author Michael W. Smith, The Way of the Father, offers this five-day study to encourage and inspire every Christ-follower in a personal journey of faith with the Father.” So let’s get into it and learn more about the way of our Father and the truths of God!


Today’s devotional gets us started with the following verses: John 3:1-2.

“Now there was a certain man among the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler (member of the Sanhedrin) among the Jews, who came to Jesus at night and said to Him, “Rabbi (Teacher), we know [without any doubt] that You have come from God as a teacher; for no one can do these signs [these wonders, these attesting miracles] that You do unless God is with him.””

John‬ ‭3:1-2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

Ever considered if anyone can tell that God is with you when you are out there living your life? Ever wondered what things in your life others see and can tell that you are being the dad who is walking with God? Why not lean in today and walk out today with God so that you can live out your today in away where others will see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven? Will you be sensitive to the Spirit and live out your today in a way where by being the dad who God will use, will bless, will lead, will guide, and will empower to do mighty things for the glory of His Kingdom? Let’s choose to make today count and be the dads who cause others to come up to us because they identify something different about us that points them to God.

I remember a time at work here a guy from the office came by and said “Phil, do you have a minute?” I said sure. He said that he noticed I as a religious man to which I questioned him because to me with Jesus it isn’t about being religious but about living a life in relationship with Jesus. He asked if we could go talk in one of the rooms and so we did. It was an incredible time where I learned more about him and was able to both share Jesus with him and even help him to invite Jesus into his life. I don’t go around preaching or pointing fingers or telling people things to scare them into turning to God but here must have been something about how I was living that got his attention because even though we didn’t really work together, he felt comfortable and the desire to connect and learn more about God.

How about you? Are you living different than the world? Are you living in a way where people are able to see that God is with you? Are you ready to get started? are you ready to invite Jesus in and ask Him to walk with you in a way that will help you be the dad that your wife, your kids, and this world needs? Let’s make today count! Let’s be the dads who live our lives in a way where people see Jesus in us and through us and help them realize that we are being the dads ho want to touch and transform the world around us starting at home with our wives and kids.


Today’s devotional has been provided by K-LOVE books (more details can be found here: About The Publisher)

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)

For more information, please visit https://www.klove.com/books.


Take-Aways from today’s Devotional

6 Biblical Traits Of A Godly Dad – Day 8

Today we will wrap up the traits of a godly dad. It’s interesting to just go with whatever the search results provide as the devotional to dig into. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to empower us to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us address our feelings of inadequacy by providing us with the traits we need to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us get out of the starting blocks and into the race by sharing 6 biblical traits we need to model in our own lives in order to be the dads God created and purposed for us to be. So let’s dig in deeper as we jump into this new devotional in order to be able to learn and practice what God’s prepared in advance as good works for us to accomplish. Let’s grab a hold of these traits in order for us to be the dads, the godly dads we need to be for our wives, our kids, and our world.


Today’s devotional connects with the following verses:


‘Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Teach them to your children, talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. ‘

Deuteronomy 11:18-19

God’s Word is more than enough! God’s love is more than enough! God’s presence is more than enough! So let’s dig into today’s scripture and capture all God has for us from the second telling of the law in from the book of Deuteronomy.

Let’s be the dads who make sure to keep God’s Word top of mind today. Let’s be the dads who fill our hearts and spirit what God’s Word has to say to us! Let’s be the dads who keep God’s Word relevant so that wherever we go, whatever we do, and whatever we say, His Word is like symbols on our hands and imprinted our our foreheads! I remember telling some people that there were times in my life where it was like I had a ticker on my forehead that said “Hi my name is Phil, come and tell me all your problems.” Today let’s be the dads who live our lives where there is a ticker that lets people know we are children of God and share the Word of God with others! Let’s bring God and His Word with us everywhere we go! Let’s be the dads who share the love and goodness f God through His Word with our kids! Let’s be the dads who share the truth of God’s Word in love with our kids when we are home or on the road, when they get up and when they go to bed, so that they too can know God, know God’s Word, and live a life purposed after living a relationship with Him!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey (more details can be found here: About The Publisher (manhoodjourney.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)

For more information, please visit Manhood Journey: https://www.manhoodjourney.org/product/1-1-guides-bundle/.


Day 8 Wrapup

6 Biblical Traits Of A Godly Dad – Day 7

Today we get to continue digging into the traits of a godly dad. It’s interesting to just go with whatever the search results provide as the devotional to dig into. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to empower us to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us address our feelings of inadequacy by providing us with the traits we need to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us get out of the starting blocks and into the race by sharing 6 biblical traits we need to model in our own lives in order to be the dads God created and purposed for us to be. So let’s dig in deeper as we jump into this new devotional in order to be able to learn and practice what God’s prepared in advance as good works for us to accomplish. Let’s grab a hold of these traits in order for us to be the dads, the godly dads we need to be for our wives, our kids, and our world.


Today’s devotional connects with the following verses:


‘Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, ‘

Colossians 3:23

‘If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. ‘

James 1:5

‘The way of fools seems right to them, but the wise listen to advice. ‘

Proverbs 12:15

‘Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.’

Matthew 6:34

I am so thankful that God’s Word is alive and available to me daily. I am so thankful that God knows what I need before I even ask. I am so thankful that God’s Word never returns void. So I reach out to Him today as it begins and I prepare for an amazing reunion with my daughter after months of her being off at boot camp and getting to watch her graduate today.

So as we prepare for today let’s be the dads who remember that what we are to do isn’t for the pleasure or joy of man but rather for the purposes and the plans of God! Let’s be the dads who aren’t interested in pleasing man more than pleasing God! So let’s be the dads whose work is done with all of our hearts because we want to make it a pleasing aroma and offering to God as we are living sacrifices to Him. Let’s be the dads who are more interested in glorifying our Heavenly Father who created us with the gifts and talents to get it done.

Let’s choose to be the dads who when we don’t know what to do, we do what we know to do and so invite Jesus into our very situation asking Him for wisdom to help us get done His plan and His purpose for His glory! Let’s ask for wisdom with confidence knowing that He will give it to us without finding fault! Let’s ask for wisdom confident that He will give it to us generously!

Let’s choose to be the dads who aren’t so prideful we aren’t willing to listen. Let’s be the dads who can take and even receive advice and feedback that will help us become better for the glory of God. Let’s be the dads who want to be the best version of ourselves possible and as such don’t think we have all the answers and so seek God’s wisdom and surround ourselves with godly men who can keep us accountable and help us to be the dads God created and purposed for us to be.

So it’s today! This is the day that the Lord has made so let’s rejoice and be glad in it! Let’s not be worrying or get anxious about tomorrow because tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, yesterday is gone, so let’s make the most of today as it will have enough things to keep us busy. Let tomorrow worry about itself! In this world we will have trouble and so will today but take heart because Jesus has overcome the world! Let’s be the dad who live out our today to the full as God has purposed and planned, trusting in Him, leaning on Him rather than our own understanding and allowing God to make our path straight!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey (more details can be found here: About The Publisher (manhoodjourney.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)

For more information, please visit Manhood Journey: https://www.manhoodjourney.org/product/1-1-guides-bundle/.


Day 7 The godly dad understands biblical mission.

6 Biblical Traits Of A Godly Dad – Day 6

Today we get to continue digging into the traits of a godly dad. It’s interesting to just go with whatever the search results provide as the devotional to dig into. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to empower us to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us address our feelings of inadequacy by providing us with the traits we need to be the dads. Today’s devotional from Bible.com is looking to help us get out of the starting blocks and into the race by sharing 6 biblical traits we need to model in our own lives in order to be the dads God created and purposed for us to be. So let’s dig in deeper as we jump into this new devotional in order to be able to learn and practice what God’s prepared in advance as good works for us to accomplish. Let’s grab a hold of these traits in order for us to be the dads, the godly dads we need to be for our wives, our kids, and our world.


Today’s devotional connects with the following verses:


‘The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. ‘

Proverbs 18:21

‘Wisdom makes one wise person more powerful than ten rulers in a city. ‘

Ecclesiastes 7:19

‘As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. ‘

Proverbs 27:17

‘ “This, then, is how you should pray: “ ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. ’ ‘

Matthew 6:9-13

I enjoy getting to take a look at the scriptures before going to the devotional as it allows me to reflect on what God’s Word has to say to me. God’s Word never returns void! God’s Word is alive! God’s Word is like a double-edged sword and it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

Let’s be the dads who watch what we say. Let’s be the dads who are conscious of the words we speak because words have power. Words have the power to build up and to tear down! Let’s be the dads whose words build up our wives, our kids, and our world. Let’s be the dads whose words tear down strongholds as we stand in the gap for our wives, our kids, and our world. Today’s verse tells us how our words have the power of life and death. Today’s verse also tells us that those who love the power will eat of its fruit. Jesus speaks to the importance of using our words wisely when He says:

‘But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell. ‘

Matthew 5:22

Let’s be the dads who turn to God for wisdom! Let’s be the dads who aren’t too prideful to ask! Let’s be the dads who grab hold of the reality that we can ask God for wisdom who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. Let’s be the dads who ask for wisdom believing and not doubting, filled with faith! Today’s verse speaks of the power in receiving God’s wisdom, so let’s be the dads who ask and live our lives wisely!

Let’s be the dads who don’t go it alone! Let’s be the dads who surround ourselves with godly men! Let’s be the dads who are willing to lean in, deal with the pain, allow sparks to fly, so that just as iron sharpens iron, we can sharpen one another!

Let’s be the dads who are in constant communication with God to help us stay on track and know which way to go! Let’s be the dads who take hold of Jesus’s instruction on how to pray! Let’s be the dads who give our cares of to God because He cares for us! Let’s be the dads who don’t babble to make us look holy but rather we take hold of what Jesus spoke in order to walk in alignment with God! We shared insight into the pattern of Jesus’s prayer previously! So let’s pray the Lord’s Prayer regularly! Let’s be the dads who are leaning in on God!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey (more details can be found here: About The Publisher (manhoodjourney.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)

For more information, please visit Manhood Journey: https://www.manhoodjourney.org/product/1-1-guides-bundle/.


Day 6 The godly dad understands biblical leadership.