What The Father Says

What The Father Says – Day 3

Today, we will conclude the devotional titled “What The Father Says“. In the description, there is a powerful thought that makes me excited to get to go through it and see what we can learn. It speaks to God’s love, the Father’s love towards us and how it is “more numerous than the sands of the shore“, how each of us is “His beloved child“, and how “He is pleased with you!” I’m excited to get to spend the next three days with you looking to grasp and share God as “the perfect, stunning nature of your heavenly Father.” I’m excited to get to explore with you how “in His love, there is no striving and no fear, for you are in the palm of His hand.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional lesson:


‘He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s. Tomorrow march down against them. They will be climbing up by the Pass of Ziz, and you will find them at the end of the gorge in the Desert of Jeruel. You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’ ” Jehoshaphat bowed down with his face to the ground, and all the people of Judah and Jerusalem fell down in worship before the Lord. Then some Levites from the Kohathites and Korahites stood up and praised the Lord, the God of Israel, with a very loud voice. Early in the morning they left for the Desert of Tekoa. As they set out, Jehoshaphat stood and said, “Listen to me, Judah and people of Jerusalem! Have faith in the Lord your God and you will be upheld; have faith in his prophets and you will be successful.” After consulting the people, Jehoshaphat appointed men to sing to the Lord and to praise him for the splendor of his holiness as they went out at the head of the army, saying: “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” As they began to sing and praise, the Lord set ambushes against the men of Ammon and Moab and Mount Seir who were invading Judah, and they were defeated. ‘

2 Chronicles 20:15-22

‘ “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.’

Matthew 6:25-34

God’s Word meets us right where we are at! God’s Word is active and alive! So let’s be the dads who are ready and willing to receive from God through His Word! Let’s be the dads who will pause in order to receive a word from God!

Let’s be the dads who realize that our God is bigger than any problem that will or can come our way! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to not be afraid! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word that the battle belongs to Him! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word that will instruct us at the moment through the Holy Spirit how to respond, act, and be! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to take up our position, stand firm, and see the deliverance that God will give us! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to not be afraid and not be discouraged! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to go out there with God! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to worship God and praise God with a loud voice! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to have faith in the Lord our God for we know that He will uphold us! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to have faith in God’s Word and be successful! Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God so that when the problem, the trouble, or the trial comes our way, we can receive God’s Word to sing and worship God in the midst of the battle! Let’s be the dads who receive the words sung in today’s verses when it says “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.” Let’s be the dads who are obedient to the instruction and direction of God so that we can be witnesses to God’s hand at work and the victory that is His while the problem, the trouble, or the trial are defeated!

God speaks to us in the Old Testament and in the New Testament! God’s Word never returns void! Let’s be the dads who grab hold of what Jesus tells us when He says:

‘ “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? ‘

Matthew 6:25-26

Let’s be the dads who don’t get trapped or stuck worrying but instead cast our cares upon Jesus because He cares for us! Let’s remember the reality of worry that Jesus tells us about when He says:

‘Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life ? “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith? ‘

Matthew 6:27-30

Let’s be the dads who choose to trust God rather than worry which has no positive benefit! Let’s be the dads who trust God because we know that He knows what we need even before we ask! Let’s be the dads who grab a hold of this and what Jesus says:

‘For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. ‘

Matthew 6:32

Let’s be the dads who focus on the right priorities! Let’s be the dads who put first things first! Let’s be the dads who grab onto the words of Jesus as we continue in today’s reading that says:

‘But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. ‘

Matthew 6:33

Let’s be the dads who aren’t focused on worrying but rather are living out our today to the full! Let’s be the dads who choose to live a Happy Today because this is the day that the Lord has made and we will rejoice and be glad in it! Let’s grab a hold of what Jesus tells us in the closing of today’s verses:

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

Matthew 6:34

Today’s devotional has been provided by Christ for the Nations (Visit https://cfni.org/ for more information).

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:
You’re In The Palm Of My Hand

  • Let’s be the dads who invite Jesus into our hearts!
  • Let’s be the dads who ask Jesus to help clean out the junk He finds in our hearts and replace it with love and more of Him!
  • Let’s be the dads who ask Jesus to have the Holy Spirit flood our hearts to overflowing with the love of God!
  • Let’s be the dads who ask Jesus to fill our hearts to overflowing with God’s love so that there won’t be room for fear!
  • Let’s be the dads who walk with open hands so that we can be conduits for God rather than grasping and clinging onto things!
  • Let’s be the dads who only click to God!
  • Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God who is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider!
  • Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God who is Jehovah Rapha, our Healer!
  • Let’s be the dads who put all of our trust in God who is the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End!
  • Let’s be the dads who are choosing to live in the fullness of God’s goodness through our covenant with Him!
  • Let’s be the dads who give everything into God’s hands and then be good stewards of what He puts into ours!
  • Let’s be the dads who are good stewards of our finances!
  • Let’s be the dads who are good stewards of our future!
  • Let’s be the dads who are good stewards of our families!
  • Let’s be the dads who watch to see how by putting it all into God’s hands, how He will use them for our good and His glory!
  • Let’s be the dads who choose to live in the middle of God’s hand!
  • Let’s be the dads who help others live in the palm of God’s hand!
  • Let’s be the dads who believe and share the reality that “He’s got the whole world in His hands!”
  • Let’s be the dads who when we face troubles, trials, and problems don’t turn away from God but lean in harder on God!
  • Let’s be the dads who when we face troubles, trials, and problems don’t turn away from God but lean in on God and find “rest in His nearness“!
  • Let’s be the dads who are learning and trust in God by living our lives “not by might, nor power, but by His spirit.”
  • Let’s be the dads who in the midst of troubles, trials, and problems run to God who “is our hiding place, refuge, and strong tower.
  • Let’s be the dads who are trusting God “in the known and the unknown, in the present and the days to come, He is the one to which we should always run.
  • Let’s be the dads who can find rest in God!
  • Let’s be the dads who trust God so much that in the middle of everything going on we can find rest in Him!
  • Let’s be the dads who trust God so much that in the middle of the troubles and trials, we lean on God and find rest in His arms and adore Him!
  • Today’s devotional speaks to it this way:

In 2 Chronicles 20:20, King Jehoshaphat was in the middle of a battle. The word of the Lord came saying, “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.” As they went toward the army, King Jehoshaphat and his people worshipped full-heartedly, and exalted God’s name!

As they sang, the Lord set ambushes against their rival, and their enemy was defeated.

One of the greatest positions of faith is to rest in the Father’s arms and adore Him. Rest in the goodness of God. Rest in His promises. Rest in His victory. Rest, and He will take care of the rest. Like John the beloved, lay your head upon Jesus’ chest. It’s in this place of intimacy and communion that all concerns are drowned out by the beat of God’s heart. His heart is beating for you. The Father says, “You are in the palm of My hand.”

What The Father Says – Day 3
  • Today’s devotional closes with the encouraging lyrics from Shalom by Legacy Worship:

“It may not be a part of your plan 

But you’re in the palm of My hand 

I’ve got you

I’ve got you

I’m right here 

I’ve never left you 

I’m still here

I’m right beside you”

What The Father Says – Day 3
  • Embedding the video of the son in case you wanted to hear it all.
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