Farmerphilbethedad/ March 7, 2022/ Dads

The Bible.com (or Bible App from YouVersion) has so many great plans to go through and read. As I continue through the list of dad devotionals using their search capabilities, I have come across today’s devotional which is a 12-day devotional titled 10 Challenges Every Dad Must Conquer. Checking out the publisher’s information and signing up for their newsletters as well as getting to download their survival gear, I am excited to get better connected with them as I believe they have many resources that will be helpful and useful for men who answer the call to step up and step into being the dads God has called and created them to be. Looking into this devotional and trying to better understand the purpose of Manhood Journey, I discovered they are “a ministry who helps dads become disciple-makers. We do this through various tools. Things like blogs, eBooks, Field Guides, Bible studies, digital courses, and live events“. I am so excited to get to go through this devotional with all of you and see where God will take us. I am excited to have gotten to communicate with Kent and to have found their resources as I believe it will be of great help to dads.

The Bible.com site describes this plan as follows:

“Feel overwhelmed—or worse—like a failure? We took your most-pressing challenges and matched them up with battle-proven, busy leaders who also happen to be dads—to give you theologically deep and super-practical help. You CAN be the dad God calls you to be. This plan will help.”

10 Challenges Every Dad Must Conquer

Today’s devotional points us to Ephesians 6:4.

‘Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord. ‘

Ephesians 6:4

Today’s Word from today’s devotional is one that I suspect I need to hear today in the midst of the conversations that will be taking today and my role and responsibility in how I choose to act and respond. I want to be a part of the experience and yet I need to make sure that I don’t do something that could be or will infuriateincenseangerannoyirritate, madden, enrage, send into a rage, inflameantagonizeprovokeirkvexgallpique, try someone’s patience, get on someone’s nervesmake someone’s blood boilmake someone’s hackles rise, make someone see red, get someone’s back up, rub up the wrong way, ruffle someone’s feathers, drive to distraction, exacerbatehumpraspinfuriatingannoyingirritatingmaddeningantagonizingprovokingirkingirksomevexingvexatiousgallingtryingtroublesomebothersome, or displeasing to my daughter. I need to remember the earlier posts and the messages associated with this verse and choose to lead by example, teaching and training them in the ways she should go and how she should live, building a relationship, and trusting God through it all. In the midst of the struggle, I need to choose to be the dad my daughter needs me to be.

Feel free to check out the other posts associated with this scripture:


Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey (more details can be found https://www.manhoodjourney.org/fieldguides/)

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/fieldguides/.


Today is the close of this devotional and I am so glad to have gotten to go through it and get to connect with the leaders who are associated with it. I am amazed by God’s goodness to help me to connect with other people who are interested in helping us all Be The Dads God created and purposes for us to be.


Day 12: Wrapup

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