Coming out of our last series I did a search for “dad” in the devotions within the Bible app and scrolling through this new one appeared. With my other reading speaking to me the importance of prayer over fear and worry, this felt like a great devotional to pick up. Looking at the description, the topic feels so relevant and important that I have decided to get started. Today’s devotional shares the following description: “Spend time praying for the fathers and father figures in your life and worldwide through this seven-day plan. Pray over various biblical aspects of fatherhood.” So let’s get started, spending time praying for the dads and father figures in our lives and around the world!
Scripture from today’s devotional:
‘If you, then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him! ‘Matthew 7:11
‘And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. ‘Philippians 4:19
We need to spend time in God’s Word to be able to hear God. We need to spend time in God’s Word to understand who He is and His character. We need to spend time in God’s Word to know how we are to live our lives! We need to spend time in God’s Word to be able to know God’s voice when He speaks to us!
Let’s be the dads who realize how good God is and how His plans for us are for good and not for evil, to give us hope and a future! Let’s be the dads who learn from our Heavenly Father how to give good gifts and provide for our wives, kids, and the world around us! Let’s be the dads who live our lives demonstrating the goodness and dependability of God! Let’s be the dads who call out to God and ask when we have a need! Let’s be the dads who are in a relationship with God and are able to talk to Him about everything! Let’s be the dads who trust God so much because we know He is trustworthy! Let’s be the dads who trust God beyond our own understanding and choose to acknowledge Him in all our ways! Let’s be the dads who realize that God will meet all our needs according to the riches of the glory of Christ Jesus!
Today’s devotional has been provided by Calvary Chapel Ft. Lauderdale.
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:
“Fatherhood Is Provision“
- Let’s be the dads who are thankful to God!
- Let’s be the dads who see God’s hand at work in every area of our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who are on the lookout for God’s hand in action in and over and through our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who remember and testify to the mountains He has moved in our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who remember and testify to the provision He has given us in our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who remember and testify to the peace He has placed in our lives through the Holy Spirit who is our comforter and our guide!
- Let’s be the dads who cast our cares on God because we know He cares about us!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t worry about things but instead choose to pray about everything!
- Let’s be the dads who remember and testify to how God has everything in His hands and control!
- Let’s be the dads who remember and testify to how God holds everything together!
- Let’s be the dads who remember and testify to how God is able to take what the devil means for evil and turn it around and use it for good!
- Let’s be the dads who are free to release all our cares into God’s hands because of who He is and what He’s done on our behalf!
- Let’s be the dads who are looking to accomplish the good works that God has gone before us preparing in advance for us to accomplish!
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t afraid to make bold requests of God!
- Let’s be the dads who are permitted to make the bold requests of God!
- Let’s be the dads who call out to God, lean on God, and ask God for provision to meet the needs of our families financially, physically, emotionally, and spiritually!
- Let’s be the dads who give God the praise, the honor, and the glory when we review our finances because we know it is Him working and providing for our needs!
- Let’s be the dads who are thankful and tell God “Thank You” for all He has, is, and will do in and through our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who are generous as our Heavenly Father has been generous to us so that we are conduits of God’s blessings and are able to walk with hands wide open rather than with clenched, fearful fists!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that the earth is the Lord’s and everything in it and as such we are but stewards of the parts He has chosen to give us!
- Let’s be the dads who see what God has given us as gifts from Him!
- Let’s be the dads who see what we have as gifts from God rather than things we deserve or have earned on our own!
- Let’s be the dads who use what God has given us towards God’s purposes and plans to do good works in the world rather than being selfish and only focusing on myself, my hopes, and my dreams!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to be a blessing to God, our wives, our kids, and others for His glory and because He has blessed us!
- As we close out today’s devotional, let’s grab hold of how today’s devotional closes: