Today’s a day after a humble experience where leaders asked to wash our feet. Leaders need to be filled with and have an experience with God to be able to overflow through us and serve others. It was a moment of reflection, introspection, humility, and feeling uncomfortable. But as John 13 shares about the experience of Jesus washing the feet of His disciples, we need to experience to get it, we need to experience it to understand it, we need to experience it to be able to do it. So as we start today, let’s be the dad who choose to grab hold of God’s commands and promises.
Let’s take a moment to pause and reflect on the goodness of God before we tart into our Day 2 of this devotional.
Scripture for Today’s Devotional:
God’s Word is a place to go, a place to stay, and a place to receive. God’s Word is a love letter written to you and me to know who God is, God’s character, God’s plans, God’s purposes, and God’s promises. So let’s allow God to fill us up to overflowing so that we can then pour into and serve others!
Let’s be the dads who remain pliable and moldable in God’s hands! Let’s be the dads who are pursuing God, God’s plans, God’s purposes, and God’s promises! Let’s be the dads who live as God’s handiwork, God’s workmanship! Let’s be the dads who believe God and don’t allow lies of the devil to gate us tripped up! Let’s be the dads who obey Gods’ Word rather than getting tripped up! Let’s be the dads who receive the reality, the promises, and the offering of Jesus rather than walking in offense, disobedience, and disbelief and finding ourselves stumbling through life! Let’s be the dads who believe that Jesus was part of creation! Let’s be the dads who believe that it was in Him that all things were created, in heaven and on earth, things seen and things unseen, whether thrones, dominions, rulers, or authorities; all things were created and exist through Him [by His service, intervention] and in and for Him!
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
”It’s not all about what we do”
”It’s not all about what other think”
- Let’s be the dads who know who we are based on who God says we are!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t define ourselves by what we do!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t define ourselves by what others think of what we do!
- Let’s be the dads who can disconnect who we are from what we do!
- Let’s be the dads who can disconnect who we are from what we do so that we don’t fal into the trap of thinking we are beecoming the better version of ourselves because we do better!
- Today’s devotional speaks to this as follows:
- “This kind of thinking leads either to despairing perfectionism or a sense of pointlessness. At some point we’ll look down that ladder and find we are no happier where we are now than we were at the bottom. Society tends to applaud architects more than waiters, so we assume that a better career will give life more meaning. But careers can fall as fast as they rise, so they are poor foundations for any lasting peace.”
- Let’s be the dads who find our joy by spending our lives with God!
- Let’s be the dads who find our peace through our trust and dependency on God!
- Let’s be the dads who find our strength in the joy of the Lord!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that we can’t find pace in our careers!
- Let’s be the dads who turn to God and His Word and choose to take every thought captive to obey Jesus!
- Let’s allow ourselves to be worked by God to help us become more like Jesus, living like clay in the potter’s hands!
- Today’s devotional closes with this thought and challenge:
- “Finding peace in identity and purpose means finding something deeper than work to base it all on. We have to find a truth and a reality that goes beyond what we do or how we present ourselves to the world. We have to find an identity that gives meaning to our activity, not the other way around. We definitely need a purpose higher than the opinions and likes of others.”