Becoming A Connected Father

Becoming A Connected Father – Day 4

As I begin today and consider what I am seeing and how I am perceiving it. As I begin today and consider what I am hearing and how I am interpreting it. As I begin today and reflect on the inputs in hope of receiving understanding in my heart. As I look to God for wisdom and praying rather than allowing anxiety and fear to reign. As I pause and reflect on God’s Word and His promises, His plans, and His purpose to help me get through today. I turn to today’s devotional.

It’s always so interesting to get to read one of the devotionals from Manhood Journey and how they speak to men and especially dads. 

As I consider the reality of the importance of being the dad God created me to be for my wife’s sake, my kids’ sake, and this world’s sake, living life as Jesus purposed to the full, more abundantly, and without regrets comes to mind. God created us for relationships! God created us to be in a relationship with Him, God created us to be in a relationship with our wives, God created us to be in a relationship with our kids, and God created us to be in a relationship with others! So let’s be the dads who choose to live connected lives so that by being connected with God we can allow God’s love, plan, and purpose to flow into us and through us into the lives of our wives, our kids, and our world!

So with my usual search for the word “dad” and scrolling through a couple of pages, today’s devotional is going to be “Becoming A Connected Father” from Manhood Journey!

Scripture from Today’s Devotional:

‘ Counsel in the heart of man is like water in a deep well, but a man of understanding draws it out. [Prov. 18:4.]’

Proverbs 20:5

‘ A [self-confident] fool has no delight in understanding but only in revealing his personal opinions and himself.’

Proverbs 18:2

God’s Word never returns void! God’s Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path! Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and He will take care of the rest! Let’s put first things first!

Let’s be the dads who dig deep to understand! Let’s be the dads who look to pull up the wisdom from the deep waters in order to understand! Let’s be the dads who realize that those deep concepts need to be taken up, no matter how much more effort it requires to bring up, in order to be understood, otherwise they will remain harder to access, more difficult to see! Let’s be the dads who check our hearts to understand our motives! Let’s be the dads who choose to make our hearts conform to God’s standards and plans! Let’s be the dads who invite the Holy Spirit to help us search our hearts and dig deeper, in order to pull out the understanding we need and remove whatever is contrary to God’s standards and plans! Let’s be the dads who grab hold of what Paul speaks in 1 Corinthians 2:11-13 when he says: “For who knows a person’s thoughts except the spirit of that person, which is in him? So also no one comprehends the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God. Now we have received not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might understand the things freely given us by God. And we impart this in words not taught by human wisdom but taught by the Spirit, interpreting spiritual truths to those who are spiritual.” Let’s be the dads who receive God’s warnings from Proverbs 20 “about alcohol, infuriating those in authority, quarreling, and laziness.” Let’s be the dads who also receive the commendation of Solomon found in God’s Word to “an understanding mind, faithfulness, integrity, and righteous conduct“!

Let’s be the dads who are humble rather than prideful! Let’s be the dads who delight in finding understanding! Let’s be the dads who aren’t self-confident fools that brag about personal opinions and ourselves! Let’s be the dads who are more interested in godly wisdom than foolishness! Let’s be the dads who are rooted in the pursuit of God and His truth (Proverbs 1:7)! Let’s be the dads who are humble rather than arrogant and look to other opinions and allow others to help us in receiving understanding! Let’s be the dads who seek understanding rather than just saying what is on our minds! Let’s be the dads who listen with the intent to understand! Let’s be the dads who aren’t stuck with arrogance and closed-mindedness! Let’s be the dads who know and realize that unwise speech, or failure to be open-minded and diligent, can lead to serious consequences!

Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN.

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)

This reading plan is a summary of many of the things taught in the full digital course called The Connected Father filled with videos,   podcasts and downloadable tips and tools. 

Manhood Journey is a ministry who helps dads become disciple makers. We do this through various tools: blogs, eBooks, Field Guides, Bible studies, digital courses and live events.

Becoming a Connected Father

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