Yesterday’s takeaway was about the dangers of pride, titled “I’m going to bring you down“! 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“.
Today’s scripture reading:
‘The Lord said to Moses, “Consecrate to me every firstborn male. The first offspring of every womb among the Israelites belongs to me, whether human or animal.” Then Moses said to the people, “Commemorate this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery, because the Lord brought you out of it with a mighty hand. Eat nothing containing yeast. Today, in the month of Aviv, you are leaving. When the Lord brings you into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Hivites and Jebusites—the land he swore to your ancestors to give you, a land flowing with milk and honey—you are to observe this ceremony in this month: For seven days eat bread made without yeast and on the seventh day hold a festival to the Lord. Eat unleavened bread during those seven days; nothing with yeast in it is to be seen among you, nor shall any yeast be seen anywhere within your borders. On that day tell your son, ‘I do this because of what the Lord did for me when I came out of Egypt.’ This observance will be for you like a sign on your hand and a reminder on your forehead that this law of the Lord is to be on your lips. For the Lord brought you out of Egypt with his mighty hand. You must keep this ordinance at the appointed time year after year. ‘Exodus 13:1-10
God’s Word is so key to getting my day started on the right foot. Having the Bible available to me be it in paper format or digital format is key to preparing for today. ‘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.’
Let’s be the dads who are consecrated to God! Let’s be the dads who are dedicated and devoted to God and to His purpose, plans, and will! Let’s be the dads Let’s be the dads who are so dependent on God because we know that without Jesus we wouldn’t be reconciled to God and so ask Jesus to be with us each step of every day! Let’s be the dads who are dependent on God rather than trying to go about living our own way in our own strength! Let’s be the dads who allow God to fill us with love so that it can overflow through us into the world around us! Let’s be the dads who choose to live their lives for the glory of God! Let’s be the dads who allow God to work in and through us so that others may know Him and make Him known!
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:
- Let’s be the dads who live lives faithfully!
- Let’s be the dads who live lives courageously!
- Let’s be the dads who live lives humbly!
- Let’s be the dads who live lives sacrificially!
- Let’s be the dads who make time to let God know how grateful we are!
- Let’s be the dads who make time to remember the goodness of God!
- Let’s be the dads who share the truth of what God has done in and through and for us with our wives, our kids, and our world!
- Let’s be the dads who not only learn from God, from His Word, but also pass on our learning to our wives, our kids, and our world!
- Let’s be the dads who are living as the priests of our home!
- Let’s be the dads who are sharing and telling our kids about God’s faithfulness in our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who are introducing our kids to the amazing grace of God!
- Let’s be the dads who are introducing our kids to the forgiveness of God!
- Let’s be the dads who demonstrate what God’s love looks like!
- Let’s be the dads who demonstrate God’s love lived out in our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who pray for our wives, our kids, and our world to have their own relationship with Jesus!
- Let’s be the dads that point people to a relationship with Jesus rather than trying to be good enough or going through rituals and routines, but rather to have an intimate relationship with Jesus!
- Let’s be the dads who learn from our pastors, preachers, and evangelists who minister to us by being the dads God has created, called, and purposed for us to be, as the priest of our homes!
- Let’s be the dads who lead our homes as priests of God to our families!
- Today’s devotional closes with this challenge: