Oh how the time flies. Each time I get to the end of a devotional, I turn to the Bible App, do a search for “dad” in the devotionals and see which one is next on the list. Today, I found Finding My Father.
The Bible App describes the devotional as follows: “A plan for those on a journey to become better, not bitter.“
Scripture for Today’s Devotional:
‘I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. ‘John 14:18-20
God’s Word is powerful and true! God’s Word is a lamp and light! God’s Word never returns void! God’s Word is sharp enough to cut to the center! God’s Word has perfect timing!
Let’s be the dads who turn to God in the midst of whatever we are facing! Let’s be the dads who know we are never alone because God has promised that He will never leave us as orphans but will come to us! Let’s be the dads who see God in the midst of the darkness in the world! Let’s be the dads who see God because we have invited Him into our hearts! Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives to the full in accordance to God’s purpose and plan for our lives! Let’s be the dads who are walking by the Spirit! Let’s be the dads who are pursuing eternity where we get to spend it with God and all of His people!
Today’s devotional has been provided by Brittany Shepherd.
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t looking for the “quick fix” but rather a relationship with God!
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t looking for an easy button but rather a way to build our lives connected to God!
- Let’s be the dads who are looking into the truth of forgiveness and healing!
- Let’s be the dads who realize “that forgiveness and true healing doesn’t always happen at the altar“!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to pursue the truth, forgiveness, and healing and dig into this devotional that is “an intentional, intensive devotional“!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to pursue the truth, forgiveness, and healing and dig into this devotional that will look to help those who are or have been fatherless!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to not go it alone!
- Today’s devotional begins with an introduction to the author:
- “It’s day 1. Time to get to know each other a little bit. Let’s start from the beginning with my best friend, my mom. Frankly, my mother is a super hero. I believe she may possibly be an Avenger. She’s an old-school, tongue-talking woman of God. She prayed for me, kept me in church (as long as she could), hid prayer cloths under my car seat, loved me, took care of me, and yet on most days, I still felt like an orphan. She would remind me that God loved me, and he was coming back for me some day. This concept was confusing for someone who had experienced abandonment. A constant void remained.“
- “It was hard to comprehend at such a young age the impact not having a natural father would make in my life. My father was said to be a good dad until I was three years old. At that point, there was a change in behavior and it was as if he died. He ran through women and money, but mostly he ran from us.“
- “All girls picture themselves being “daddy’s little girl”. You can even imagine yourself all grown up one day, in a white princess gown, with your dad walking you down the aisle. But what if that doesn’t happen? What if the fairytale is all that remains? If I had known what pure hurt brings, maybe I would have been able to brace myself against the dark days that were to come. Ungodly beliefs would hit like giant waves throughout my life, devouring every bit of self-confidence I had and yet, no one would know. I was born with a “gift of gab” per say. Making people laugh and have fun, which kept me in a cycle from recognizing truth, yet inside the torment and depression was suffocating me.“
- “An ungodly belief is something that you think about yourself, whether someone told you, a past hurt or trauma caused it, or the enemy whispered it and now you believe it. It is the opposite of what God says about you. It is a lie we rehearse.“
- Let’s be the dads who speak love, life, and truth into the lives of our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who are present in the lives of our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who encourage our wives and kids with the truth, godly truths!
- Let’s be the dads who take a stand for our wives and kids by fighting against the lies of the devil in their lives!
- Let’s be the dads who realize how we choose to live our lives and love on our wives and kids makes a difference!
- Today’s devotional closes by challenging us: