Just For Dads: Be A Positive Christian Role Model

Just For Dads: Be A Positive Christian Role Model – Day 9

Yesterday’s takeaway was about the dangers of pride, titled “Reverend Dad”! 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:


‘A good name is more desirable than great riches; to be esteemed is better than silver or gold. Rich and poor have this in common: The Lord is the Maker of them all. The prudent see danger and take refuge, but the simple keep going and pay the penalty. Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life. In the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls, but those who would preserve their life stay far from them. Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.’

Proverbs 22:1-6

God’s Word is active and alive! God’s Word provides us with wisdom and guidance! God’s Word provides us with directions and instruction!

Let’s be the dads who are living to have a good name rather than just living to make money and accumulate stuff! Let’s be the dads who are esteemed rather than living to collect precious metals and other stuff! Let’s be the dads who are humble and live humbly because we know that we were made by God on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose! Let’s be the dads who pay attention so that when we see the danger because we are prudent, we take refuge and make sure our wives, kids, and others around us do too! Let’s be the dads who avoid being simple and foolish in order to avoid needing to pay the penalty! Let’s be the dads who live in reverent awe of God, living humble lives! Let’s be the dads who lean in and trust in God, humbly coming and living before Him so that we may receive the reward that is riches and honor and life! Let’s be the dads who aren’t wicked because we know that in the paths of the wicked are snares and pitfalls! Let’s be the dads who stay away from the wicked in order to avoid getting dragged or falling into the snares and pitfalls! Let’s be the dads who pass on the wisdom and Word of God to our kids so that when they grow up they will not turn from it!


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:

Don’t step right up

  • Let’s be the dads who turn to God for wisdom and discernment to help us decide!
  • Let’s be the dads who have a circle of trusted believers that we can turn to and talk to about decisions!
  • Let’s be the dads who don’t rush into something but rather go at the speed and with the wisdom of God!
  • Let’s be the dads who choose to go at the speed of health to ensure we can thrive for the glory of God and ensure our family is healthy through it!
  • Let’s be the dads who avoid pressuring our kids into doing something because it is our dream but rather help them to find and follow their dream from God!
  • Let’s be the dads who avoid pressuring our kids into doing something because it is our dreams but rather help them to find and follow God’s calling and purpose for their lives!
  • Let’s be the dads who pour love and hope and faith into our kids instead of pressure and pushing them to “step right up” into your dreams!
  • Let’s be the dads who choose to plant the seed of God’s Word for today into our hearts and minds!
  • Let’s be the dads who are grab hold of that last verse in today’s scripture that says: ‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.’ Proverbs 22:6
  • Let’s be the dads who help our kids find their own calling and build a relationship with Jesus!
  • Let’s be the dads who help our kids hear from God!
  • Let’s be the dads who shape and courage our kids to find and identify their gifting from God and their God-given strengths!
  • Let’s be the dads who encourage and build up courage in our kids so that they won’t fear pursuing God’s purpose and calling on their lives!
  • Let’s be the dads who help our kids know who they are in Christ!
  • Let’s be the dads who help our kids know why they are doing what they are doing because they have found their purpose and are pursuing it!
  • Let’s be the dads who help our kids know what they are to do for the glory of God!
  • Let’s be the dads who help our kids to “discover their God-given gifts and passions, and to encourage them to seek the Lord’s guidance“!
  • Today’s devotional closes with this point:
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