FOCUS ON THE FUNDAMENTALS - DAILY DISCIPLINES FOUND IN THE ARMOR OF GOD - A 10-DAY BIBLE PLAN BY TIM FERRARA (FOUNDER OF DISCERNING DAD)

Focus on the Fundamentals – Day 1

As the week is coming to a close, our devotional finished yesterday and today I went on my search for what’s next. As I scrolled through the many devotionals that come up when you search for “dads” I came across this one that feels like a good topic and reminder for us to hear from and think about over the next 10-days.

Ever considered what the fundamentals are of being a dad? Ever considered how active we need to be in order to be the dads God created us to be and the purposes for us to become? Let’s be the dads who make time daily to discipline ourselves to do what is necessary, the fundamentals, and do them well for our good, our wives’ good, our kids’ good, and God’s glory! Let’s be the dads who are prepared and equipped to finish the good works God has prepared in advance for us to accomplish!


Scripture from Today’s Devotional:

‘ Praised (honored, blessed) be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)! By His boundless mercy we have been born again to an ever-living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, [Born anew] into an inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for you, Who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God’s power through [your] faith [till you fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed [for you] in the last time. [You should] be exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while you may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, So that [the genuineness] of your faith may be tested, [your faith] which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire. [This proving of your faith is intended] to redound to [your] praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ (the Messiah, the Anointed One) is revealed.’

1 Peter 1:3-7

‘ So everyone who hears these words of Mine and acts upon them [obeying them] will be like a sensible (prudent, practical, wise) man who built his house upon the rock. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house; yet it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of Mine and does not do them will be like a stupid (foolish) man who built his house upon the sand. And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell–and great and complete was the fall of it.’

Matthew 7:24-27

It’s amazing to get to spend time going through devotionals vetted by the YouVersion team and for dads. God’s Word never returns void! God never fails! So let’s lean in and learn from God’s Word, trusting in Him rather than our own understanding!

Let’s be the dads who look to God and praise Him! Let’s be the dads who choose to live in God’s mercy and in the freedom and truth of being born again! Let’s be the dads who live with the inheritance given to us and provided for us by Jesus! Let’s be the dads who receive and accept the inheritance which is beyond the reach of change and decay [imperishable], unsullied and unfading, reserved in heaven for us! Let’s be the dads who are being guarded (garrisoned) by God’s power through our faith till we fully inherit that final] salvation that is ready to be revealed for us in the last time! Let’s be the dads who are exceedingly glad on this account, though now for a little while we may be distressed by trials and suffer temptations, so that the genuineness of our faith may be tested, our faith which is infinitely more precious than the perishable gold which is tested and purified by fire! Let’s be the dads who live our lives, proving our faith which allows us to praise God!

Let’s be the dads who hear God’s Word and act upon them! Let’s be the dads who obey God’s Words and live sensible, prudent, practical, wise lives! Let’s be the dads who have the firm foundation on which we build our lives that is Jesus! Let’s be the dads who can stand firm because we have chosen to hear God’s Word, obey God’s Word, and put it into practice!


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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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