Yesterday was a great day of getting to be caught up at work from being out so that I could get to watch my daughter play in her first college soccer game in her freshman year as a starter, then after dinner, I got to go out to the gym and workout with my son, and then before bed, my daughter called my wife and we got to hear how things are going with her. Let’s be the dads our wives, our kids, and our world need us to be!
Today, we continue with our 10-day devotional with day 7. This devotional caught my eye when I read the following description:
“An NFL chaplain, a preacher, a comedian, and a chief of police share a powerfully honest and insightful guide for men who sincerely want to improve relationships with their kids. God the Father gifts us with the perfect example for being dad. If you’re not the dad you thought you’d be at this point or simply looking to up your dad game, Imperfect Dads, One Perfect Father will encourage you.”Imperfect Dads, One Perfect Father | Devotional Reading Plan | YouVersion Bible
Scripture for Today’s Devotional:
‘Hear, my son, and accept my sayings, And the years of your life will be many. I have instructed you in the way of [skillful and godly] wisdom; I have led you in upright paths. When you walk, your steps will not be impeded [for your path will be clear and open]; And when you run, you will not stumble. Take hold of instruction; [actively seek it, grip it firmly and] do not let go. Guard her, for she is your life. ‘Proverbs 4:10-13 (AMP)
God’s Word is so amazing to me, it is alive and active and meets me right where I am at!
Let’s be the dads who hear and accept God’s sayings! Let’s be the dads who get the blessings of a long life because we listen and obey God’s instruction and direction! Let’s be the dads who receive God’s instruction on how to live skillful and godly lives through wisdom! Let’s be the dads who follow after God in order to walk in His upright path for us! Let’s be the dads who listen to and follow the directions of the Holy Spirit so that our steps won’t be impeded since God is making our path clear and open! Let’s be the dads who are in hot pursuit of God, His plans, and His purposes so that when we run we won’t stumble! Let’s be the dads who are looking for and following the instruction we receive from God by actively seeking it, holding on to it firmly, and not letting go! Let’s be the dads who guard God’s wisdom because we know that God’s wisdom is our life!
Today’s devotional has been provided by FIVE STONES CHURCH.
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotionals:
“Fathers Who Are Perfectly Imperfect“
- Let’s be the dads who know and are humble enough to admit we aren’t perfect!
- Let’s be the dads who accept and acknowledge that our Heavenly Father is the only perfect Father!
- Let’s be the dads who keep trying to be more and more like our Heavenly Father!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to keep trying to get better and closer to the perfect father!
- Let’s be the dads who reflect on and learn from our “past experiences that could’ve been better“!
- Let’s be the dads who look at and learn from our “current parent-child relationship” because we know that it “could use a little improvement too“!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that even if we are “fortunate men who had a pretty great dad growing up and are getting ready to glow with the haze of doing a bang-up job” ourselves “let’s consider even the most remote possibility that there is room to grow“!
- Let’s be the dads who are ready and willing to take off the mask we are hiding behind in order to break its control over our relationship with our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t hiding behind masks because of “addiction, obsession, broken relationships, lost custody, behind on child support, struggling with another romantic relationship that’s unhealthy for you and your child, or maybe it’s just general pain, agony, or uncertain depression“!
- Let’s be the dads who are focused on being able to have real loving connections with our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who aren’t allowing our pains or past to define our relationship today with our kids!
- Today’s devotional closes with this reminder:
- Today’s devotional challenges us with this call to action: