Focus on the Fundamentals – Day 2


Last night I had the pleasure of attending a guys’ night event at our church with my son and lots of men. Pastor Tyler shared some interesting dad stats which you can find on the internet and the importance that we step up and stand up and be the dads God created us to be! To be the dads who do more because we have a vision that goes beyond ourselves! To be the dads who do more because we keep the finish in focus! To be the dads who do more because we choose to receive and live to the level of God’s provision that Jesus provided: GRACE and GIFTS! It pointed me to the importance of fundamentals needed to be the dads God created, planned, and purposed for us to be! It got me so excited to see what today’s devotional is going to speak into our lives!

Scripture from Today’s Devotional:

‘There once was a man named Job who lived in the land of Uz. He was blameless—a man of complete integrity. He feared God and stayed away from evil. He had seven sons and three daughters. He owned 7,000 sheep, 3,000 camels, 500 teams of oxen, and 500 female donkeys. He also had many servants. He was, in fact, the richest person in that entire area. Job’s sons would take turns preparing feasts in their homes, and they would also invite their three sisters to celebrate with them. When these celebrations ended—sometimes after several days—Job would purify his children. He would get up early in the morning and offer a burnt offering for each of them. For Job said to himself, “Perhaps my children have sinned and have cursed God in their hearts.” This was Job’s regular practice.’

Job 1:1-5

‘Then Job replied to the Lord: “I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you. You asked, ‘Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorance?’ It is I—and I was talking about things I knew nothing about, things far too wonderful for me. You said, ‘Listen and I will speak! I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.’ I had only heard about you before, but now I have seen you with my own eyes. ‘

Job 42:1-5

God’s Word is a love letter from God! God’s Word is the instruction manual for life! God’s Word points us to the need for a savior and that Jesus is the answer!

Let’s be the dads who look and practice to live our lives blameless like Job! Let’s be the dads who are aware of our kids’ activities and pray and intercede for them! Let’s be the dads who lift up our wives and kids before God daily, asking for His hand of provision, protection, comfort, and compassion to be over and upon them! Let’s be the dads who trust God so much because we know that He can do anything, with man it may be impossible but with God all things are possible! Let’s be the dads who trust God rather than leaning on our own understanding because we know God sees the full picture and we are unable to know about some things because they are too wonderful for us! Let’s be the dads who go from knowing about God to having a relationship and knowing God!

Today’s devotional has been provided to us by Discerning Dad!

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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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:

“Repetition leads to preparation.”

We want to be ready for the “big game” or the “battle”, so how do athletes and those in the military prepare? They focus on the fundamentals…over and over again.

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