As we wrap up our devotional today, I thank God for people who are praying for dads. 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 about 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!
Today’s Devotional Scriptures
‘Like arrows in the hands of a warrior are children born in one’s youth. ‘Psalms 127:4
‘“ ‘ “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.” ’ ‘Numbers 6:24-26
‘but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. ‘Exodus 20:6
‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. ‘Proverbs 22:6
God’s Word knows where we are at and what we are in need of! God’s Word is active and alive and so we need to make time to stop and listen to what God has to say! Let’s make the time so that we don’t wander or get off the path and miss the opportunities to accomplish the good works God has prepared in advance for us to accomplish!
Let’s be the dads who choose to spend quantity and quality time with our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who walk in the blessings and protection of the Lord! Let’s be the dads who live our lives so that God’s face shines upon us and God’s grace is over us! Let’s be the dads who are living in a relationship with God so that His face is towards us and His peace that surpasses all understanding guards our hearts and minds! Let’s be the dads who love God and keep His commandments so that our children and their children and their children …, will see and experience God’s love! Let’s be the dads who teach our kids to read and understand God’s Word, pray and speak with God, and pursue God’s calling on their lives so that when they are old they will not turn from it!
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 A Legacy and Blessing“
- Let’s be the dads who “train up our children in God’s ways, diligent to raise them to walk with God, teach them to live according to God’s Word, “meditate on it day and night, so you may be careful to do everything written in it”!
- Let’s be the dads who teach our kids how to live in order that they “will be prosperous and successful (Joshua 1:8 NIV)” and “even when [they are] old [they] will not depart from it” (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)“!
- Let’s be the dads who thank God for His promises!
- Let’s be the dads who thank God that we “can play an active part in the work You do in our kids’ lives“!
- Let’s be the dads who pray to God “for the legacies He is crafting through these dads“!
- Let’s be the dads who pray for “the seeds of the gospel being planted today in the lives of our kids would produce a harvest“!
- Let’s be the dads who pray “for dads with children who are far away from God that He would use dads now to draw their kids into a relationship with Him“!
- Let’s be the dads who pray “for endurance, wisdom, discernment, and patience for all dads in Christ as He molds and shapes them“!
- Let’s be the dads who “pray these words over dads and the legacy of faith they are instilling: “The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace” (Numbers 6:24–26 NIV).“!
- Let’s be the dads who ask God to bless godly Fathers, their wives, and their kids in order that they may be blessings unto others!