As I hit the midpoint of the week and yet the last day of this devotional, I consider how words will have an impact today and have impacted the start of the week. The decision to live out Proverbs 15 can prevent fights and combativeness and make teamwork and collaboration possible. We read in Proverbs:
‘ A SOFT answer turns away wrath, but grievous words stir up anger. [Prov. 25:15.] The tongue of the wise utters knowledge rightly, but the mouth of the [self-confident] fool pours out folly.’Proverbs 15:1-2
Be it at home or at work or in the community, the choice of words to use makes a huge difference! So as we close out today’s devotional, let’s pause to reflect on the start of the week and how words played a role, and at this midpoint let’s make a choice as to how we will use our words going forward!
Scripture for Today’s Devotional:
‘ If you then, evil as you are, know how to give good and advantageous gifts to your children, how much more will your Father Who is in heaven [perfect as He is] give good and advantageous things to those who keep on asking Him!’Matthew 7:11
God’s Word, Scripture, The Bible, ‘Every Scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God’s will in thought, purpose, and action),‘ 2 Timothy 3:16
Let’s be the dads who give good gifts to our kids! Let’s be the dads who realize how much greater are the gifts from God and how filled with love and life they are! Let’s be the dads who realize the importance of being a conduit for these gifts from God to our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who remember that every good and perfect gift comes from God! Let’s be the dads who love God and keep asking Him!
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotionals:
“Dads, speak life over your children“
- Let’s be the dads who are making moments with and for our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who daily choose to speak life into our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t neglect to show hospitality and allow our wives and kids to be a part of it!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t neglect to get together with fellow believers and allow our wives and kids to be a part of it!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t neglect to spend time with our wives and kids daily in order to be able to speak life and encouragement to and over them and their lives!
- Today’s devotional opens with this thought and statement:
- Today’s devotional goes on to speak to us dads about how powerful our words are and how we need to make speaking life to our kids and wives daily a priority!
- Do you know where to start? Do you know what to say? Do you need some tips?
- Let’s be the dads who grab hold of these tips shared with us as part of today’s devotional:
- “If you don’t tell your children often, begin to take the step to tell them you love them and that you are proud of them.“
- “If you are the kind of dad who showers on praise, don’t stop. Any time you have a chance, tell your children how special and important they are to you.“
- “Ask your children questions about their day and learn to listen to them more, and hear their hearts. “
- “If you have spoken to them harshly, and said things you regret, almost nothing is as powerful as an apology. This doesn’t excuse you to continue losing your temper, but apologizing is always a good idea.“
- Let’s be the dads who realize the roles and responsibilities God has called us to accomplish and created us to do!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that key focus areas include fostering an incredible marriage!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that key focus areas include raising our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that God has given us influence in their lives and how we can use our words and attitudes towards them for their good and God’s glory!
- Let’s be the dads who avoid the challenge many of us face of being overly harsh with our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who avoid the stumbling block many of us face of being overly harsh with our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who are aware of what is going on and as such are able to guard what we say!
- Today’s devotional closes with words of wisdom and a challenge:
- Thanks to Matt Brown for putting this together and sharing more resources of encouragement at Thinke.org.