God is the greatest! Reflect upon it. Know what you believe. Even more consequential is knowing the truth from fiction. When the enemy of your soul comes, it is with lies in order to rob, kill, and destroy you, your dreams, and your life. Jesus has come that you would have life and life to the full. So we need to invite God into our lives to walk out His truth and glorify Him in all we think, say, and do while resisting the devil so that he will flee!
God is greatest
Firstly, be believers in Jesus so that we can be of God and belong to Him. Secondly, grab a hold of the truth that by receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior, we have already overcome the agents of the antichrist. Finally, stand on the truth of God because the Holy Spirit who is in us is greater than Satan who is in the world of sinful mankind.
God didn’t create us to live this life alone! God created us to live in relationships. Firstly, we are to be in a relationship with God so that He will be able to fill us to overflowing with His love and power that we can then pour into our wives, our kids, and our world. Secondly, we are to be in a relationship with one another so that we can support, encourage, and love one another.
Remember the greatest commandment?
‘Then one of the scribes [an expert in Mosaic Law] came up and listened to them arguing [with one another], and noticing that Jesus answered them well, asked Him, “Which commandment is first and most important of all?” Jesus answered, “The first and most important one is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul (life), and with all your mind (thought, understanding), and with all your strength.’ This is the second: ‘You shall [unselfishly] love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” The scribe said to Him, “Admirably answered, Teacher; You truthfully stated that He is One , and there is no other but Him ; and to love Him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength , and to [unselfishly] love one’s neighbor as oneself , is much more than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” When Jesus saw that he answered thoughtfully and intelligently, He said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that, no one would dare to ask Him any more questions. ‘Mark 12:28-34
So let’s be the dads who are looking to live our lives to the fullest by loving God and loving others in alignment with today’s verse of the day!
- “Greater is He who is in you than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). As a dad, it’s important to remember that you have the Holy Spirit within you, who can provide guidance and wisdom in your parenting.
- “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God” (1 John 4:7). Love is the foundation of good parenting. Make sure your children know that they are loved unconditionally.
- “In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us” (1 John 4:10). Help your children understand that God’s love for them is not based on their performance, but on His grace and mercy.
- “If God so loved us, we also ought to love one another” (1 John 4:11). Encourage your children to show love and kindness to others, even when it’s difficult.
- “No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us” (1 John 4:12). Model God’s love to your children by loving them and others well.
- “We love because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19). Help your children understand that love is not something they can manufacture on their own, but it comes from God.
- “If someone says, ‘I love God,’ and hates his brother, he is a liar” (1 John 4:20). Teach your children that love for God and love for others are interconnected and that true love for God will always result in love for others.
- “Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God” (1 John 4:15). Encourage your children to have a personal relationship with Jesus, so that they can experience the love and presence of God in their lives. Help them understand that Jesus is not just a historical figure, but a living and active presence in their lives.
- “God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him” (1 John 4:16). Emphasize to your children that love is not just an emotion or feeling, but it is an action that demonstrates the character of God in us.
- “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). Encourage your children to trust in God’s love and not to be afraid, knowing that God is always with them and will protect them.
- “By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another” (John 13:35). Teach your children that their love for others is a powerful witness to the world of their faith in Jesus and their connection to God.