Survival Gear for Dads + 7-day Reading Plan by Manhood Journey

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 7

Wow, another devotional is coming to a close and so I will need to find a new one tomorrow. It is amazing to me how quickly time flies and getting to look through various dad devotionals helps me grab hold of and make the most of each day. After a week of grabbing onto Love Slows Down, I did a search to discover what the next devotional series would be and found Survival Gear for Dads | Devotional Reading Plan | YouVersion Bible. Ever found it hard to be a godly dad? Ever found it exhausting to be a godly dad? Ever found it challenging to be a godly dad? Ever found it thrilling to be a godly dad? Ever found it confusing to be a godly dad? Ever found it rewarding to be a godly dad? As today’s devotional tells us “Being a godly father is an exhausting, challenging, thrilling, dangerous, confusing, and rewarding endeavor. It’s both a place you are and a journey you’re on. It’s a destination you arrive at and a process of becoming.” I am excited to get to read another devotional from the Manhood Journey and to read that this plan “will help you gear up for the journey, get a sense of where you are right now, and what steps to take next.” So let’s get into it and see what we can learn and what tools we can add to our toolbelt to be a part of our survival gear for this journey of being a godly dad!


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


‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.’

Proverbs 3:5-6

‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, ‘

2 Timothy 3:16

‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ‘

Philippians 4:6-7

‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. ‘

John 15:13

‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ‘

Mark 10:45

‘ “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. ‘

Luke 16:10

‘These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. ‘

Deuteronomy 6:6-8

Today’s devotional captures so many scriptures to close out our study. God’s Word is active and alive and all these scriptures point us to being the dads who live our lives in a way to impact the people God brings into our lives by servant leadership and teaching and training them so that they can be disciples and pass on all God has for them and for them to share and pass along!

Let’s be the dads who don’t try to do it on our own and in our own ways but instead let’s live our lives so that our wives, kids, and the world will see that we are trusting in God with all of our hearts rather than trying to lean on our own understanding! Let’s be the dads who acknowledge and submit our lives to God so that He is able to make our paths straight and the world can see His hand working in and through us!

Let’s be the dads who study God’s Word and share God’s Word because we know that all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness!

Let’s be the dads who trust God so much that we aren’t anxious or worried about things but instead take those things and lift them up in prayer and petition to God, with thanksgiving and praise so that the world can see us living and glorify our Father in Heaven! Let’s be the dads who allow God’s peace that surpasses all understanding guard our hearts and minds in Jesus!

Let’s be the dads who give, serve, and sacrifice for our wives, kids, and the world so that they see Jesus in us and will receive it and realize the love of God working in and through us! Let’s be the dads who take hold of Jesus’ example and choose to live our lives to serve others starting with our wives and kids and then those God brings into our lives! Let’s be the dads who realize how much God loves us and our wives and our kids and this world because He gave His life as a ransom for each of us!

Let’s be the dads who are good stewards! Let’s be the dads who can be trusted! Let’s be the dads who when given little show that we are trustworthy! Let’s be the dads who when given much show our honesty! Let’s be the dads who choose to be good stewards!

Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives in ways that will glorify God and point others to Him through love! Let’s be the dads who are living by example so that others may see us and glorify our Father in Heaven! Let’s be the dads who impress God’s Word on our children both in word and by example! Let’s be the dads who train our kids in truth! Let’s be the dads who protect our kids by sharing God, God’s Word, and God’s love with them!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey (https://www.manhoodjourney.org).

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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