What are you facing today? What is in front of you? Where will you turn? What will you do? Let’s be the dads who turn to Jesus! Let’s be the dads who no matter what obstacles or delays get in our way keep trusting the miracle-working Jesus! Let’s be the dads who won’t and don’t lose hope because of obstacles and delays because we know that Jesus came so that we could have life and life more abundantly! Let’s be the dads who won’t and don’t lose hope because of obstacles and delays because we know that God is love and God is good all the time! Let’s be the dads who trust God rather than trying to lean on our own understanding! No matter the obstacle, the delay, or the challenge, today let’s invite Jesus into our day early and then walk it out with Him!
Let’s jump in and see where Jairus is and what our devotional for today can share with us.
Scripture for Today’s Devotional:
‘ Overhearing but ignoring what they said, Jesus said to the ruler of the synagogue, Do not be seized with alarm and struck with fear; only keep on believing. And He permitted no one to accompany Him except Peter and James and John the brother of James. When they arrived at the house of the ruler of the synagogue, He looked [carefully and with understanding] at [the] tumult and the people weeping and wailing loudly. And when He had gone in, He said to them, Why do you make an uproar and weep? The little girl is not dead but is sleeping. And they laughed and jeered at Him. But He put them all out, and, taking the child’s father and mother and those who were with Him, He went in where the little girl was lying. Gripping her [firmly] by the hand, He said to her, Talitha cumi–which translated is, Little girl, I say to you, arise [from the sleep of death]! And instantly the girl got up and started walking around–for she was twelve years old. And they were utterly astonished and overcome with amazement.’Mark 5:36-42
‘ While He was still speaking, a man from the house of the director of the synagogue came and said [to Jairus], Your daughter is dead; do not weary and trouble the Teacher any further. But Jesus, on hearing this, answered him, Do not be seized with alarm or struck with fear; simply believe [in Me as able to do this], and she shall be made well. And when He came to the house, He permitted no one to enter with Him except Peter and John and James, and the girl’s father and mother. And all were weeping for and bewailing her; but He said, Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping. And they laughed Him to scorn, knowing full well that she was dead. And grasping her hand, He called, saying, Child, arise [from the sleep of death]! And her spirit returned [from death], and she arose immediately; and He directed that she should be given something to eat. And her parents were amazed, but He charged them to tell no one what had occurred.’Luke 8:49-56
God’s Word is so amazing. God’s Word is a light in the darkness to brighten the path and allow us to see how to move forward. God’s Word is powerful, stronger than a double-edged sword. God’s Word is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives! God’s Word corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right! God’s Word prepares and equips us to do every good work!
Let’s be the dads who trust God more than the words of people! Let’s be the dads who because we are walking with Jesus are not seized with alarm nor struck with fear; we only keep on believing! Let’s be the dads who limit our exposure by limiting the people we allow in to be those who will be helpful, encouraging, and useful! Let’s be the dads who remove the people who are teasing, laughing, and mocking us so that they won’t get in the way of our faith! Whatever it is we are facing, let’s give it into Jesus’ hands! Let’s be the dads who trust Him with the situation, the person, or anything else that we are facing! Let’s be the dads who praise God when we are faced with His miracles and movement in our lives!
Let’s be the dads who lean on God rather than allow fear to take a grip on our lives! Let’s be the dads who believe that all things are possible with and for Jesus! Let’s be the dads who receive God’s commands and do them!
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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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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“The Miracle Worker“
- Let’s be the dads who allow Jesus to be the Lord of all of our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who don’t put Jesus in a box because we don’t want to limit Him!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that Jesus is never limited!
- Let’s be the dads who trust God rather than our own understanding!
- Today’s devotional starts with with the reality that Jesus knows all when it says:
- “Jesus is never limited. At the same time that He was talking to the woman, He also overheard the message from Jairus’s people. At this moment, the daughter was dead but Jesus knew He would heal her. Jesus looked at Jairus and said, “Don’t be afraid, just believe, and she will be healed.” (Luke 8:50) Jesus then left the woman and resumed his walk to Jairus’s house. It was quite a scene when Jesus arrived. People were wailing and people were weeping. When Jesus said, “Why all this commotion and wailing? The child is not dead but asleep,” (Mark 5:39) the people laughed at Him. They made fun of Jesus.“
- Let’s be the dads who realize that if they made fun of Jesus their will be some who will also make fun of us!
- Let’s be the dads who lean on our faith in Jesus in times of trials, challenges, troubles, and struggles!
- Let’s be the dads who are ready for the miracle and humble enough not to rub it in the face of mockers when it comes to pass!
- Today’s devotional shares the experience of Jesus healing Jairus’ daughter:
- “He went into the house with Jairus and into the room where the lifeless little girl was lying. Jesus gently took her hand and said, “Little girl, I say to you, arise.” Restored, she immediately got up and began walking around. (Mark 5:41) Jesus then told Jairus to give his daughter something to eat. All the mockers who laughed at Jesus earlier now stood in stunned amazement.“
- Let’s be the dads who no matter what we are facing aren’t hopeless because we are hope-filled thanks to Jesus! We know that “things are hopeless without Jesus“!
- Let’s be the dads who rather than calling it quits call on Jesus!
- Let’s be the dads who walk in the knowing, seeing, and experiencing miracles of God!
- Today’s devotional closes with this message of hope, a challenge, and a call to go deeper:
- “The miracles could never have happened without Jesus but with Him nothing is impossible. He is the miracle worker!“
- “Today’s Challenge: How have you seen God work in miraculous ways in your life and in your marriage?“
- “Going Deeper: What is going on in your life or your marriage today that is in need of a miracle? Whatever it is, today bring it and lay it at the feet of Jesus.“
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