Becoming A Connected Father

Becoming A Connected Father–Day 5

As I begin today and consider the importance of being present, being willing to sacrifice, and being generous are top of mind. As I turn to Day 5 of today’s devotional, it turns me to consider how to continue to become more and more connected as a follower of Jesus, as a husband, and as a dad to my kids!

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:

‘ Therefore encourage (admonish, exhort) one another and edify (strengthen and build up) one another, just as you are doing.’

1 Thessalonians 5:11

‘ And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then] You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.’

Deuteronomy 6:6-7

Let’s be the dads who spend time in God’s Word so that when God speaks to us through His Holy Spirit we can identify His voice. Let’s be the dads who spend time with God so that we can hear Him and learn His voice. God’s Word never returns void! God’s promises are true! So let’s lean into it daily!

Let’s be the dads who are encouragers! Let’s be the dads who admonish and exhort our wives, kids, and others! Let’s be the dads who speak words that will edify our wives, kids, and others! Let’s be the dads who speak words that will strengthen our wives, kids, and others! Let’s be the dads who speak words that will build up our wives, kids, and others! Let’s be the dads who do it often and consistently! Let’s be the dads who allow God’s Word to fill us daily so that it is the first thing our minds and hearts do! Let’s be the dads who whet and sharpen our hearts and minds with God’s Word so that God’s Word saturates us and exudes us as we live out our lives! Let’s be the dads who whet and sharpen our hearts and minds with God’s Word so that God’s Word saturates us and exudes us as we pour into the lives of our wives, kids, and others! Let’s be the dads who are so full of God’s Word that we speak it, express it, and model it for our kids when we are sitting at home, walking through life, and everywhere in between! Let’s be the dads who are so full of God’s Word that we speak it, express it, and model it for our kids from when we wake up in the morning till we go to bed each evening!

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

For more information, please visit https://www.manhoodjourney.org/connectedfather.

Takeaways from Today’s Devotionals:
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