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)
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
- “FATHERLESS ONLY FOR A SEASON“
- It is interesting to me how the verse of the day from the Bible.com app speaks to the fatherless like this:
- ‘A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows, is God in his holy dwelling. ‘ — Psalms 68:5
- Let’s remember we have a Heavenly Father and not allow the life or the death of our earthly to take it away from us!
- Let’s be the dads who point our kids to their Heavenly Father through the way we live our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who prepare our wives and our kids by pointing them to our Heavenly Father so that they will never be without hope!
- Let’s be the dads who are ambassadors for Jesus!
- ‘We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.’ — 2 Corinthians 5:20-21
- Let’s be the dads who share the love and truth of God and leave a legacy!
- Let’s be the dads who are Christ’s ambassadors through the way we live our lives being an example to this world!
- Let’s be the dads who are servant leaders!
- Let’s be the dads who share God’s wisdom with the world around us! Especially to our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who teach our wives, our kids, and our world that God is the God of the second chances and that if and when we slip up, mess up, and sin we can humble ourselves, turn away from the mistake and turn back to God and ask Him to forgive us!
- Let’s be the dads who teach our kids to lean on God!
- Let’s be the dads who teach our kids to cast their cares on God because He cares for them!
- Let’s be the dads who leave a legacy where our kids and their kids choose to lean heavily on God because as today’s scripture tells us “Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown. When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.” Isaiah 43:1b-3
- Let’s be the dads who give our kids the hope of a Father who loves them unconditionally!
- Let’s be the dads who give our kids the wisdom to receive Jesus as their Lord and Savior, the Heavenly Father as their Father and the boldness and courage to be able to share it with others!
- Let’s be the dads who make it clear as today’s devotional shares: “There is no reason for anyone in this world to say, they do not have a Father.“
- Today’s devotional shares a powerful story so please check it out.
- Today’s devotional asks us if we can relate:
- Today’s devotional then gives us something to reflect on:
- “TIME TO REFLECT:”
- If you know the Lord as your Father and Savior, renew that commitment and thank Him for all He continues to do.
- If you are floundering through life and blaming life because you didn’t have an earthly dad, or your dad was not close to you, I encourage you to meet a Father that will never disappoint and who will be your source of refuge.
- “TIME TO REFLECT:”
- Our author has produced other devotionals too like: Death Does Not Own Me, Discover the New Door, and Freedom During Captivity.