Let’s be the dads who are living our lives to please God! Let’s be the dads who are living our lives who take time to search our hearts! Let’s be the dads who invite God to search our hearts and clean out anything that needs to be removed! Let’s be the dads who grab hold of Psalms 139:23-24 which says: ‘Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life.’ Let’s be the dads who are more interested in what God thinks and what God wants than what we want and what the world wants. Let’s be the dads who love God and love people! Let’s be the dads who are living our lives in spirit and in truth! Let’s be the dads who choose to worship God with all of our lives and how we choose to live them! Let’s be the dads who allow God to impact the way we choose to live our lives! Let’s be the dads who worship God in the way we choose to live that shows how worthy God is to receive our worship! Let’s be the dads who worship God in a way that shows our reverence for God! Let’s be the dads who give our lives as living sacrifices to God and choose to worship Him with everything we have!
Scripture from Today’s Devotional:
God’s Word is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path! Let’s choose to make time to be in God’s Word so that we can know His plans and purposes, His promises and direction each day! Let’s be the dads who pause to self-reflect! Let’s be the dads who take the time to honestly evaluate and judge ourselves! Let’s be the dads who make time to lift up our findings to God so that He can help us in correcting our behaviors! Let’s be the dads who choose to daily life more and more like Jesus, confessing our shortcomings and allowing Him to correct our behaviors so that we will not be judged! Let’s be the dads who receive Jesus into our hearts and lives so that we can live our lives as His hands and arms extended to this world!
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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:
“Avoid being defensive towards the truth“
- Ever played sports where it was just a group of people and you had to self-referee?
- Ever played sports where because of that you or others might become defensive if called for a foul or penalty?
- What about if you think about self-refereeing in your life?
- If someone calls you out for something do you get defensive?
- If someone calls you out for something do you turn it around and call out issues with them?
- Is your response based on if it is true or not or something else?
- Let’s be the dads who take hold of God’s Word and make time to self-reflect!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to judge our thoughts, words, and actions and fix them rather than waiting for someone else to call us out for it!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to worry about what God thinks and what people think and since He is with us all the time, let’s not wait for someone else to call us out in truth before we self-correct!
- Let’s be the dads who as Jesus put it are more worried about the log in our eyes than about the speck in other people’s eyes!
- Let’s be the dads who realize that change is the only constant and rather than getting or being stuck in ways that aren’t good, healthy, or beneficial are willing to allow the Holy Spirit to make us aware of the problems, recognize the problems and help us to correct them!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to be examples to our wives, kids, and the world on how we are to live!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives as living testimonials of who Jesus is!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives as living testimonials of who Jesus is to us!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives as living testimonials of who Jesus is for us!
- Today’s devotional closes with the following thought and Challenge to reflect upon:
- “Paul is referring to communion in 1 Corinthians 11:31. But discernment starts not just with decisions we make but with internal reflection. If we work on what is going on inside and get our heart and mind right, then the decisions we end up making will flow from a place of truth in our identity in Christ.“
- “Reflect: How have you been defensive when someone brought truth to you? How can you incorporate a time of self-reflection in your quiet time with God? Who can speak truth and wisdom in your life that you can rely on?“
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