Maximized Manhood with Lonnie Barker - A 7-day devotional reading plan - Manhood - Marriage - Ministry

Maximized Manhood – Day 1

So I went searching again for a new devotional today to use on our BeTheDads devotional site. After a few pages, this one with Lonnie Barker jumped out to me and so here we go. What got my attention was the name and picture and then digging in to understand more, I felt it was a great place to start.

Today’s devotional is described as follows:

If there ever was a time for men to show up and rewrite the narrative of what it means to be a man of integrity, a good husband and a better father, that time is now. The fad of the absentee Dad is outdated, and we as men have to step up to the plate and be the fathers, husbands and leaders God has called us to be.

Maximized Manhood | Devotional Reading Plan | YouVersion Bible

Scripture from Today’s Devotional:

‘Care for the flock that God has entrusted to you. Watch over it willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it, but because you are eager to serve God. ‘

1 Peter 5:2

‘A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. ‘

Ephesians 6:10

God’s Word is active and alive and so if we want to be able to maximize life, we need to be filled with God’s Word and God’s Spirit! We need to get filled up to overflowing so that the overflow can be poured out and into others! We need to have our hearts filled with love so that from the overflow of our hearts the mouth speaks love too!

Let’s be the dads who care for those God has entrusted to us! Let’s be the dads who care for our wives, our kids, and our community! Let’s be the dads who watch over willingly those God has entrusted to us! Let’s be the dads who watch over willingly our wives, our kids, and our community! Let’s be the dads who are so eager to serve God that we care for those God has entrusted to us willingly, not grudgingly—not for what you will get out of it! Let’s be the dads who are so eager to serve God that we care for our wives, our kids, and our community!

Let’s be the dads who don’t try to do things in our own power but look to be filled with the Holy Spirit so that we can operate in the Lord’s strength and in His power! Let’s be the dads who don’t try to lean on our own understanding but instead trust in God and lean in on His strength and His power! Let’s be the dads who spend in time in God’s Word and receive the instruction it provides us like how we are to be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power!

Today’s devotional has been provided to us by REALationships Marriage Ministry.

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)

For more information, please visit REALationships.

Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“Day 1: Protector

  • What comes to mind when you see, read, or hear protector?
  • Today’s devotional shares the definition: “[pruh-tek-ter] noun a person that protects; defender; guardian”
  • Before continuing, today’s devotional has a YouTube Video and so I want to include it here too:
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