Christmas is coming and we are trying to get everyone together for the holidays. The devil wasn’t to rob, kill, and destroy and yet Jesus came so that we could have life and life more abundantly. So let’s pray for unity! Let’s be the dads who are about bringing the family together! Let’s be the dads who are doing everything in our power to bring the family together, united, and strong!
Let’s reflect before we jump into today’s scripture associated with today’s post how this devotional is described:
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Scripture from Today’s Devotional:
What better way to come together or become more united than by turning to God’s Word? What better way to draw closer to one another than to draw closer to God? God’s Word will never return void! God’s Word will help cut through the noise and the distraction and get to the core of the matter!
Let’s be the dads who shall love the Lord your God with all our heart and mind and with all our soul and with all your strength, all of our entire being! Let’s be the dads who receive the words of God’s commands and write them on our hearts and minds! Let’s be the dads who teach them diligently to our kids impressing God’s precepts on their minds and penetrating their hearts with His truths! Let’s be the dads who speak of them when we sit in our houses and when we walk on the road and when we lie down and when we get up! Let’s be the dads who consider thoughtfully how we may encourage one another to love and do good deeds! Let’s be the dads who do not forsake our meeting together as believers for worship and instruction! Let’s be the dads who encourage one another! Let’s be the dads who pay attention and watch yourselves closely so that we do not forget the things which your eyes have seen and they do not depart from our hearts all the days of our lives! Let’s be the dads who make known to kids and grandkids the things which our eyes have seen impressing them on their minds and penetrating their hearts with these truths! Let’s be the dads who are diligent to know the condition of our flocks (families), and pay attention to our herds (extended families)!
Today’s devotional has been provided to us by Regi Campbell from Radical Mentoring.
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Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
- What things are you insistent on?
- What things is your wife insisted on?
- How has that formed your family?
- Today’s devotional uses the example of how his wife had “Dinner together” as one of them!
- Consider how those things that aren’t negotiable and are things that are insisted upon impact not only how your kids live their lives but also how we live our lives!
- Let’s be the dads who are insistent upon unity in our family!
- Let’s be the dads who are insistent about being together as a family!
- Let’s be the dads who see the importance of being together and unity with our wives and within our families!
- Let’s be the dads who make time as a family to be together as the time is short as they grow up and move away!
- Let’s be the dads who make times we are able to connect and talk with our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who make time to share our hearts and to listen and hear the hearts of our wives and kids!
- Let’s be the dads who work with our wives so that our kids have a model of what it looks like to talk together, work together, and love each other!
- Let’s be the dads who choose to pour a healthy dose of family time into the lives of our families!
- Today’s devotional closes out with the following thought:
- Today’s devotional closes with this question: