Today’s theme or topic is titled “Give me patience . . . right now“! 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:
‘Know then in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, the Lord your God disciplines you. ‘Deuteronomy 8:5
God’s Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path! God’s Word is active and alive, sharper than a double-edged sword, and able to cut to the center of the situation. So let’s make sure to spend time meditating on it and using it as the reference manual God provided. ‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.’ 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Let’s be the dads who use God’s Word to teach our kids! Let’s be the dads who use God’s Word to rebuke our kids! Let’s be the dads who use God’s Word to correct our kids! Let’s be the dads who use God’s Word to train our kids in righteousness! Let’s be the dads who use God’s Word because we want them to be thoroughly equipped for every good work! Let’s be the dads who realize that all of this will help us in disciplining our kids! Let’s be the dads who realize that this same discipline will come to us from God!
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:
“Give me patience . . . right now“
- Let’s be the dads who are patient!
- Ever prayed for patience and discovered you were given opportunities to practice patience?
- How did you fare in those opportunities to practice patience?
- How would you rate your ability to be patient?
- How is your patience with others?
- How is your patience when driving?
- How is your patience when on a trip?
- How is your patience when you need to get something done?
- Let’s be the dads who are patient with our wives, kids, and others!
- Let’s be the dads who are patient when driving because we are prepared and planned ahead so we have time and can be patient!
- Let’s be the dads who schedule our days, our trips, our adventures in a way to give room for God to press pause or make adjustments!
- Let’s be the dads who can be patient on the long country roads with the double yellow lines, even when caught behind slow traffic, slow tractors, and roads with many twists and turns!
- So, how patient are you? Today’s devotional poses the question:
- Let’s be the dads who realize if God brings us to something or puts us through something then it is for our good and we needed it!
- Let’s be the dads who follow God!
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t anxious!
- Let’s be the dads who are patient!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t try to pass or skip this moment right now even though there are double yellow lines that are telling us not to pass.
- Let’s be the dads who follow the course God has for us!
- Let’s be the dads who follow the course God has for us no matter if it is crazy fast or super slow because we trust Him and know that what He is doing is for our good and His glory!
- Let’s be the dads who trust God because we know that He knows what He is doing!
- Today’s devotional closes with this challenge for us: