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

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

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)

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Take-Aways from today’s Devotional

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