Today we continue into this day 3 of this 5-day devotional. Let’s lean in to see what we can grasp and learn to help us be the dads God created, purposed, and plans for us to be for our wives, kids, and the world around us!
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:
‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” ‘Deuteronomy 31:6
God has a Word for us! God’s Word never returns void! God’s Word is active and alive! God’s Word is sharper than a double-edged sword and able to cut to the core of the matter! Let’s make sure we make time to hear from God every day and throughout each day!
Let’s be the dads who receive God’s Word: ” ‘For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. ‘ 2 Timothy 1:7“! Let’s be the dads who choose to reject the fear the devil is trying to cause in our lives while he is roaming around roaring!
‘Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. ‘1 Peter 5:6-10
So let’s be the dads who are bold and courageous! Let’s be the dads who reject the lies, reject the threats, reject the attacks and grab hold of God’s Word so that we can live our lives not afraid and not terrified because of them but instead leaning in and trusting in God! Let’s be the dads who know we aren’t supposed to go it alone and that we aren’t going it alone but rather that God is with us, never leaving us and never abandoning us! Let’s be the dads who trust God and so invite Him to come with us everywhere we go! Let’s be the dads who receive the truth that God will never leave us and never forsake us! Let’s be the dads who live lives in relationship with Him, allowing the Holy Spirit to lead and guide us, instruct and correct us, and teach us in all things!
Today’s devotional has been provided by Brittany Shepherd.
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 Devotionals:
“Hello, It’s Me”
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t just go-getters but rather stick to it ers!
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t just go-getters but rather game changers!
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t just go-getters but also present for our wives and kids and their needs!
- Let’s be the dads who help our families to know God and how He is the one who is able to fill that hole, that gap, that space in their hearts that nobody else is able to!
- Let’s be the dads who pour love into our wives and kids so that they won’t doubt how great God is!
- Let’s be the dads who care so much for our wives and kids that they won’t doubt how much God loves them!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives in ways that won’t leave carnage or damage in the lives of our kids leaving behind holes that cause or make them “open, sore and guarded“!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to love our wives and help them in their journey to become the women of God that God created them to be!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to love our kids and help them in their journey to become the men and women that God created them to be!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to love and support our wives, no matter what baggage they have brought into the marriage so that they can find healing and restoration through the process with God!
- Let’s be the dads who are “willing to walk through the hurt” with our wives so that they can become the incredible women of God that God created and purposed for them to be!
- Let’s be the dads who are willing to lead our families in the way they should go!
- Let’s be the dads who are training our kids in the way they should go!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that forgiveness is a choice and a choice we need to both receive and give!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that forgiveness is a key to true freedom!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that “every day you choose to forgive is another day farther away from bitterness, from hurt, from anger“!
- Let’s be the dads who won’t allow the sins, the pains, the troubles of the past keep us and our families from living lives that produce a great future!
- Let’s be the dads who fight the “battle not to give in to generational curses that have been gifted you” for the sake of our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who make time, find time, and choose to be in the presence of God regularly!
- Let’s be the dads who in our quiet place, in our worship place, in our car, in our homes, at church look to have an encounter where we hear from God and can be in His “peace and joy“!
- Today’s devotional gives a powerful reminder that God is with us, never leaving us, never forsaking or abandoning us, and available when we will choose to invite Him into our lives:
- Today’s devotional closes and challenges us with the following:
- “In an instant the memories came rushing back, memories that I didn’t know existed. Have you ever watched a movie and at the very end they show you a character that you never paid attention to and they were in every scene?! Yes, it was that kind of moment! Pictures flooded my mind; the late night rides with my mom… Jesus in the backseat with me. As a teenager walking to the altar… Jesus waiting at the end, smiling arms opened to me. All the partying I had done, Jesus making sure no harm would come to me. As a young woman on her wedding day… Jesus walking me down the aisle. It was in this simple moment, in a position of total surrender on my knees, that I had finally found my Father! I was no longer an orphan; I was adopted into His kingdom.“