It’s interesting to me what can happen if we go with our wives to events or activities like Marriage Conferences. It’s interesting to me how when we both put Jesus at the center and try to get closer to Him it impacts our lives with each other. It’s interesting to me how God created us uniquely to be the dads who are the priest, providers, and protectors of our families.
Scripture from Today’s Devotional:
The Bible is the inspired Word of God. The Bible is our one offensive weapon in this spiritual battle we are living in. The Bible never returns void. The Bible is able to cut straight to the core like a double-edged sword being able to divide the soul and the spirit.
Let’s be the dads who will listen to counsel in order to become even better dads! Let’s be the dads who are wise and prudent and willing to receive counsel! Let’s be the dads who receive God’s wisdom so as not to become foolish and think we have it all figured out, becoming arrogant and findings ourselves tripped up and trapped by the devil’s ploys.
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“We need to trust God! His Word! His plans! His timing!”
- Let’s be the dads who trust in God rather than our own understanding, acknowledging Him in all our ways and knowing that He will show us the path to take!
- Let’s be the dads who trust God in His Word!
- Let’s be the dads who trust God’s plan for us!
- Let’s be the dads who trust God’s perfect timing!
- Let’s be the dads who respond wisely when it comes to our kids and their friends so that they can learn God’s way and trust in Him!
- Let’s be the dads who look to live our lives with love, not the warm fuzzies love, but the love God describes in 1 Corinthians 13 where it says:
- ‘Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. ‘ 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
- Let’s be the dads who trust God because we know that “God is patient and, in His omnipotence, He sees things from an eternal perspective—a way that we can never see things”!
- Let’s be the dads who trust God even when we can’t see!
- Let’s be the dads who are willing to listen and learn to God through His Word, through our wives, our kids, our friends, and other godly people around us!
- Let’s be the dads who seek not only wisdom but also discernment by having relationships where those around us are able to speak wisdom because of their “deep relationship with Jesus“!
- Let’s be the dads who seek not only wisdom but also discernment by having relationships where those around us are able to speak wisdom because they “have been down the path we are going and can encourage us or steer us to a better way“!
- Let’s be the dads who are ready to listen, learn from the advice of others, and then take action for the benefit of our wives, kids, and the world!
- Today’s devotional closes with this thought and challenge to reflect upon:
- “Imagine the results of David lusting after Bathsheba if he asked the prophet Nathan for his advice ahead of time! Therein lies the reason why we often fail to seek advice; we are afraid of the ramifications it might have in our life and in our comfort zone. We would rather “figure it out” than rely on the wisdom of the people God has placed in our lives.“
- “Reflect: Who can you ask for advice and mentorship in your life? What specifically may you need to reach out for wisdom to someone today?“