Ever heard it said close is only good enough in horseshoes and hand-grenades? How close is close enough? Is close enough really how you want to be living or do you want to know how you should be living?
Let’s consider what Jesus had to say before we take a look at today’s verse of the day and take that with us as we look at the verse:
‘ “Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash.” ‘Matthew 7:24-27
We learn from this that both sets of people got to hear the Word of God! We learn that meant they were building their lives either on the Word of God or around it! We learn that it makes a difference in the foundation of our lives if we choose to build our lives on the Word of God rather than just around it!
The Word of God isn’t something to live up to or live under but rather something we should build our lives upon! So let’s grab a hold of this reality so that we can weather the storms by having a solid foundation. Let’s be the dads who build our lives upon the Word of God, the Words we have heard from Jesus and trust God to bless our marriages, our families, and our lives because of our obedience to Him!
Let’s be the dads who build our lives on the Bible because we know it is the inspired Word of God! Let’s be the dads who build our lives on the Bible because we know it is the authoritative Word of God! Let’s be the dads who build our lives on the Bible because we know it is still speaking today!
So are you ready to be the dads who build our lives on God’s Word and see what He has to tell us today from His Word.
Verse of the Day?
So let’s consider, meditate, and study this Word from God and apply it to our lives so that we can be the dads God created and purposed for us to be and how we should live! Remember when I spoke about how I got to the point where I had to analyze my life against my priorities (God, wife, kids) and how it meant anything else had to come for or later?
So with God being first and our primary work as dads being to love and care for our wives and kids, then we should be committing our wives to God and trusting them to Him! We should be committing our kids to God and trusting them to Him! So let’s be attentive to God’s prompting and guidance, His wisdom and discernment so that we can walk out our plans for our families with success! Let’s be building our families on the Word of God so that we have a firm foundation and commit our families to God so that our plans will succeed by responding to God’s will and guidance!
We might be wondering how can we do that. How can we do that in a way that allows us to build it all upon God and His Word? So here are some ways for us to be the dads who build our lives upon the Word of God and take it’s inspiration, authority, and life giving instruction to be the dads our wives, kids, and world need us to be!
- Trust in the Lord: “A dad who trusts in the Lord can rely on his guidance and wisdom in making decisions and providing for his family.”
- Plan ahead: “By committing his plans to the Lord, a dad can have peace of mind knowing that his efforts will be successful.”
- Lead by example: “A dad who lives out Proverbs 16:3 in his own life sets a strong example for his children to follow.”
- Foster humility: “A dad who recognizes the Lord’s control over all things can model humility for his children and teach them to trust in His plan.”
- Promote forgiveness: “A dad who relies on the Lord for guidance and wisdom can model forgiveness and encourage his children to do the same.”
- Teach responsibility: “By committing his actions to the Lord, a dad can teach his children to be responsible and accountable for their own decisions.”
- Promote gratitude: “A dad who trusts in the Lord’s plan can model gratitude and encourage his children to be thankful for what they have.”
- Foster a positive attitude: “By relying on the Lord’s guidance, a dad can cultivate a positive attitude and encourage his children to do the same.”
- Teach patience: “A dad who trusts in the Lord’s timing can model patience and encourage his children to be patient in all things.”
So let’s be the dads who want to build our lives on the Word of God because we realize that being close isn’t good enough! Close might be good enough for horseshoes and hand-grenades but when it comes to living our lives to the full we need to be building our lives on the Word of God not around it!