Love slows down. A 7-day Devotional Based on the Book Love Slows Down

Love Slows Down – Day 7

Can you believe it that we have made it to day 7 already? I still remember how as I went looking for our next devotional about dads, I found this one named “Love Slows Down” by Joël and Jonathan Malm. In a world where we see so much of a desire or need for instant gratification the topic of slowing down is interesting. In a world where everyone is busy and always on the go the topic of slowing down is intriguing. Today’s devotional draws us in with the statement “We were made from love, made for love, and are called to live in God’s love.” Today’s devotional is based on the book “Love Slows Down” by author Joël Malm. Looking to learn more about the book, it speaks to how packed it is with truth, guidance, and spiritual wisdom. This devotional will carry us through a week as it is a 7-day devotional. Its introduction shares how it will help us slow down and trade in anger, anxiety, and hurry for life with God’s love! I’m excited to get to see where we go.


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


‘And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching. ‘

Hebrews 10:24-25

‘Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.’

Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

As I consider the importance of God’s Word in my life and His Spirit speaking, leading, guiding, and instructing me, I think about how God never intended us to go through this thing called life alone! Just like when Jesus speaks to love and how love is a foundation to relationships and relationships are the key to building ministries and life, it has to do with God and with others! Remember how Jesus told us:

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ‘

Mark 12:30-31

Let’s be the dads who grab hold of what God has to say through His Word and receive it, accept it, and apply it as we choose to live out our lives! Let’s be the dads who are looking for ways to encourage one another! Let’s be the dads who consider how we can spur one another on towards love and good deeds! Let’s be the dads who consider how to motivate others by not giving up meeting together as some are in the habit of doing! Let’s be the dads who consider how to encourage one another daily and even more so as we see the Day approaching!

Let’s be the dads who realize we aren’t supposed to be going through this thing called life alone! Let’s be the dads who grab a hold of the reality that “Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor“! Let’s be the dads who are present and ready to help others when they fall down! Let’s be the dads who don’t try to go it alone and in our own strength and discover that there is nobody to help us! Let’s be the dads who cling to our wives like God planned and designed us for we know that we can support, encourage, love, and protect one another! Let’s be the dads who don’t go it alone but make sure we have one another so that we won’t be overpowered but rather will be able to defend ourselves! Let’s be the dads who keep Jesus in the center of our relationships for “A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.


Today’s devotional has been provided by Joël and Jonathan Malm (http://joelmalm.com).

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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