I am thankful that God is a good gifter for every good and perfect gift that comes from Him! I am thankful for the gift of my wife! I am thankful for the gifts of my children! I am thankful for the gift of a family, a church family, and a work family! Do you see what you have as gifts from God? Does that help you to be living a life that is filled with an attitude of gratitude? Are you missing out on the reality that God is giving you good gifts? Is impacting your ability to live your life with an attitude of gratitude? Let’s be the dads who pause and consider today all that we have to be thankful for!
Today’s devotional shares the following description with us:
Some reflections about my journey, and rediscovery of the love of our Heavenly Father, since becoming a dad to my now 4 year old daughter, Amelie Snow. I pray it blesses you.BECOMING A GODLY FATHER
Scripture from Today’s Devotional:
As I begin today I turn to God’s Word. God’s Word is my source, it is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path! God’s Word is my sword that can cut through the noise and mess and get to the core of the situation! God’s Word never returns void but rather is alive and active!
Let’s be the dads who see our kids as our heritage and gifts from God! Let’s be the dads who see our kids as a reward! Let’s be the dads who choose to raise our kids to be healthy and strong! Let’s be the dads who help our kids to grow up well-educated, pious, and obedient so that they will be able to be “ready winged with duty and love to fly to the mark; polished and keen to grace and maintain the cause of their parents, to defend them from hostile invasions, and instantly to repel every assailant.” Let’s be the dads who are good gifters to our kids! Let’s be the dads who have the right heart and perspective when it comes to our kids so that we are dads who are good and who wouldn’t “if his son asks for bread, will instead give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will instead give him a snake?” Let’s be the dads who model God’s love and His good gifting practices! Let’s be the dads who lean in on God and trust Him because we know that “our Father who is in heaven perfect as He is, gives what is good and advantageous to those who keep on asking Him.” Let’s be the dads who treat others the same way we want them to treat us, for this is the essence of the Law and the writings of the Prophets
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
- Today’s devotional is broken out into three parts: reflection, question, and prayer.
- Let’s be the dads who see our kids as “one of the most precious gifts from God“!
- Let’s be the dads who even though we aren’t perfect like God, desire what is best for our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who seek God for wisdom because we know that not everything asked for is good for our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who turn to God to know when we should say yes, no, and not yet when our kids ask us for things!
- Let’s be the dads who see God as the loving Father we are to model into the lives of our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who see God’s example and desire to give good gifts to our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who see God’s example and pursue doing good for our kids!
- Let’s be the dads who turn to God for wisdom because we know that what is good for us and for our kids doesn’t always align with what we ask for or what they ask for!
- Today’s devotional shares a message from James when it says:
- Today’s devotional provides us with a question to ponder:
- Today’s devotional concludes with this prayer for us to join in: