How do you respond when someone asks for something? How do you ask? Is it a want that you are asking about? Is it a need that you are seeking? Is there one thing that you are seeking? Do you have a single focus?
Is it like a Matthew 7 type of asks?
‘Ask and keep on asking and it will be given to you; seek and keep on seeking and you will find; knock and keep on knocking and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who keeps on asking receives, and he who keeps on seeking finds, and to him who keeps on knocking, it will be opened.’Matthew 7:7-8
Are you turning to God when you need something? Do you ask for what you need? Will you seek for what you are looking? Are you knocking on doors to find the right opportunity?
Some questions that cause asks from dad on how to apply this could come back to:
Firstly, teach your children to ask, seek, and knock:
Encourage your children to ask questions, seek knowledge and understanding, and knock on doors of opportunity. Help them develop an inquisitive mind, and teach them to never give up when faced with challenges. You can do this by modeling the behavior yourself, asking for help when you need it, seeking out new experiences, and never giving up on your dreams.
Secondly, pray for your children:
As a dad, one of the best ways you can apply these verses is by praying for your children. Ask God to bless them, guide them, and protect them. Seek God’s wisdom and guidance as you navigate the challenges of parenting. Knock on the door of heaven, trusting that God will hear your prayers and answer them according to His will.
trust God’s provision:
Finally, as a dad, you can apply these verses by trusting in God’s provision for your family. Ask Him for what you need, seek His will for your life, and knock on the doors of opportunity He opens for you. Trust that He will provide for you and your family in every way, and teach your children to do the same. This will help them develop a strong faith in God and a reliance on Him for their needs.
Asks based on today’s verse of the day:
Firstly, let’s be the dads whose asks are about dwelling in the house of the Lord and in His presence all the days of our lives! Secondly, let’s be the dads who desire our final destination to be in His presence for all of eternity! Thirdly, let’s be the dads who seek ways to gaze upon the beauty, the delightful loveliness, and the majestic grandeur of the Lord! Finally, let’s be the dads who spend time meditating on His Word and in His church!
So how can we apply today’s verse of the day to our lives as dads?
What are the asks and how do we seek out applications of today’s verse of the day for the benefit of our wives and kids?
Dad asks how to Pray for your family:
As the Psalmist asks for one thing from the Lord, we can also ask for one thing for our families. Pray for your wife and kids, asking God to bless them, protect them, and provide for their needs.
Seek God’s guidance in parenting:
The Psalmist seeks to dwell in the house of the Lord and to seek Him in His temple. We too can seek God’s guidance and wisdom in parenting our children. We can look to God’s Word for direction and pray for discernment in making decisions.
Dad asks how to Show your family the beauty of the Lord:
Just as the Psalmist desires to gaze on the beauty of the Lord, we can show our families the beauty of God’s creation and the wonder of His love. Take your family on nature walks, watch sunsets together, and point out God’s handiwork.
Create a home that honors God:
The Psalmist desires to dwell in the house of the Lord. We too can create a home that honors God. This includes having family devotions, displaying Scripture in our home, and treating one another with love and respect.
Encourage your family to seek God:
Just as the Psalmist seeks God, we can encourage our families to seek Him. Teach your children to pray, read the Bible, and attend church. Model a life of faith and trust in God.
Prioritize time with your family:
The Psalmist desires to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his life. We too can prioritize time with our families. Make time for family meals, game nights, and outings. Create memories together that will last a lifetime.
Serve others as a family:
The Psalmist seeks God in His temple. We can seek God by serving others as a family. Volunteer at a local charity, visit the sick, the elderly, or help a neighbor in need.
Teach your family to trust in God:
The Psalmist’s desire to seek God shows his trust in Him. We can teach our families to trust in God by sharing stories of His faithfulness, and by modeling a life of trust in Him.
Pray for unity in your family:
The Psalmist desires to dwell in the house of the Lord. We too can pray for unity in our families. Ask God to help you and your spouse work together as a team, and to help your children love and respect one another.
Show your family the joy of knowing God:
The Psalmist’s desire to seek God reveals his joy in knowing Him. We too can show our families the joy of knowing God. Celebrate answered prayers together, praise God for His blessings, and rejoice in His goodness.