Happy to have found another devotional by UNCOMMEN that will last 3 more days. This is a sequel to the first UNCOMMEN Dad’s devotional and will look to challenge us to be better dads, better Christians, and better men! This devotional will do so by tackling subjects like effort, trust, consistency, and more. I am excited to see Jesus in and through this devotional and how He can and will infuse us with life-changing power to make us become UNCOMMEN Dads!
Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:
‘Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. ‘1 Timothy 5:8
God’s Word is so powerful and timely! God’s Word is unchanging and the Bible is His inspired words to us! God’s Word is an instruction manual to help us be able to live out this life to the full!
Let’s be the dads who make time and take time to read and study God’s Word! Let’s be the dads who provide for our relatives! Let’s be the dads who provide for our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who demonstrate and model our faith by providing for our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who can speak life into other men because we do provide for our relatives and can help encourage them to do the same! Let’s not be the dads who deny our faith by ignoring the call on us to provide for our relatives and immediate family! Let’s not be the dads who deny our faith by becoming worse than unbelievers by not taking care of our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who provide for our relatives, and especially our wives and kids!
Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN (https://www.uncommen.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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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“More Than New Shoes“
- Let’s be the dads who lean into God and ask Him for wisdom about how to be the dads He created and purposed for us to be!
- Are you about to become a dad? Today’s devotional provides you with this advice:
- “the dad (should be) praying about his role as a dad, husband, protector, provider, and a thousand other roles.”
- Let’s be the dads who lean in on God and trust in Him to help make our paths straight!
- For those about to be the dads and for those of us who are being the dads, let’s avoid getting caught up in the thoughts of how can we provide “clothes, food, shelter, paying bills, insurance, medical, school, braces, car, college, wedding, etc.” for our child!
- Let’s remember God’s Word on the subject:
- ‘ “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
- Let’s be the dads who in the midst of everything going through our minds about being the dads don’t miss the key item of “spiritual leader“!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to be the spiritual leaders of our households!
- Yes, we need to provide for the physical needs of our wives and kids but more importantly, we need to be providing for their spiritual needs!
- Today’s devotional speaks to it this way:
- “While we have to provide for all those things listed above and more, not all dads take on the role of being a spiritual leader in their household. Your child needs more than humanism or culture and society to shape their morals and values. Those things change as often as the seasons and are entirely self-centered when it comes to right and wrong.“
- “Being a Godly provider goes far beyond the right and wrongs of the world but instead focuses on being more Christlike. You can’t teach your children to be Godly if you are not Godly. You have to be studying scripture so you can share it with your children when needed. When that happens, then you can be the provider you were meant to be to your family.“
- “That list also takes us for a fast walk from birth to adulthood only to show us that while our children may be adults, we can still be spiritual providers to them. We are called to seek Godly council throughout our lives. Proverbs 19:20 — “Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.”“
- “Your children may need to seek Godly counsel from you. Be ready.“
- Today’s devotional closes with some questions for us as dads to consider:
- Today’s devotional closes with this challenge for us to be the dads, it’s an