Today’s theme or topic is titled “It’s always something“! I found a devotional that was a bit longer and that sounded powerful as a message so that it could help us learn and become the dads God created and purposed for us to be. So I chose “Just For Dads: Be A Positive Christian Role Model” because, over 21 days, we will get to read and learn about how to be a positive Christian role model for our family! Over 21 days, we will get to learn about topics like: “self-discipline, love, patience, and much more
! This devotional will not only help us be the dads but it will also help us “in our day-to-day life to show our children what it truly means to be a role model and follower of Christ in every sense“.
Scripture from Today’s Devotional:
‘“What can we say to my lord?” Judah replied. “What can we say? How can we prove our innocence? God has uncovered your servants’ guilt. We are now my lord’s slaves—we ourselves and the one who was found to have the cup.” ‘Genesis 44:16
God’s Word is so alive and can speak right into our situation. God’s Word can show up as we search for answers. Are we ready to hear it? Are we ready to listen? Are we ready to be obedient? Are we ready to do it and follow through?
Let’s be the dads who humble ourselves before God with open hands and give Him what we have for His plans and His purposes! Let’s be the dads who realize that everything belongs to God and so we need to be good stewards of it in order to have it be used well for His glory! Let’s be the dads who are humble and waiting on God to receive His wisdom and discernment as to what to do and how best to manage what He has given us!
Today’s devotional has been provided by Zondervan!
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)
For more information, please visit Just For Dads: Be A Positive Christian Role Model | Devotional Reading Plan | YouVersion Bible for more details.
Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“It’s always something“
- Let’s be the dads who are present and serving our wives!
- Let’s be the dads who are present and serving our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who are present and pouring out the overflow of love from God into our hearts out into the lives of our wives, kids, and the world!
- Let’s be the dads who are prepared to give a reason for the hope that is in us!
- Let’s be the dads who are prepared and aware of our situation and our surroundings!
- Let’s be the dads who prepare, plan, and can adjust to circumstances!
- Today’s devotional speaking of “It’s always something” raises some interesting questions, especially after it shared the story from a wedding, so let’s consider them for ourselves!
- Today’s devotional speaking of “It’s always something” raises some interesting questions, especially when you consider what Joseph’s brothers had done to make sure nothing could go wrong and yet…
- Could what is happening, be due to something from your past?
- Could what is happening, be due to something that is going on now?
- Could what is happening, be related to something that is yet to come?
- Is there something that you need forgiveness for?
- Is there something that you need to forgive someone else for?
- Is there someone you need mercy from?
- Is there someone you need to show mercy to?
- Let’s be the dads who are ready for the unexpected!
- Let’s be the dads who mentally, emotionally, and spiritually are filled up so that if or when that unexpected thing pops up, be it “a little — or a substantial — detour” we can respond appropriately!
- Today’s devotional speaking of “It’s always something” closes with this message:
- “Well, our merciful Heavenly Father has a little message for us. In spite of the seeming flawlessness of our plans, something will develop a glitch. Count on it. And the lesson to be learned is the one these men learned that day. Perfection is unachievable. God’s mercy is always necessary for our inescapable sinfulness . . . impeccable plans and all.“