Don’t go wandering, walking around without purpose or aim. Choose to be striding, walking with purpose and confidence, like you know where you are going and have a clear plan or intention in mind! Invite God into your situation so that you aren’t walking with a sense of being lost or disoriented. Allow Jesus to help you to walk with confidence having a clear plan in mind. Remember God created you on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose!
It’s passion week and so let’s remember as we walk out today where we are and where we stand. Tomorrow is Good Friday. So let’s step into day 4 of this journey my brother Peter invited me on and grab a hold of Jesus as we walk with confidence and purpose into God’s plan for our lives!
“Based on the cinematic study The Easter Experience, this devotional will leave you thinking Easter changes everything. Themes include redemption, forgiveness, compassion, and love.”
The plan I am joining my brother Peter in comes to us from City on a Hill and so I would like to thank them for this plan and Peter for the invitation to join him through this via Bible.com. I look to share what I learn and consider how we can apply it to being dads.The Easter Experience (bible.com)
The start of the plan for Jesus
How the plan lead to the cross
Trust God’s plan
God’s Plan: God created us on purpose, with purpose, and for a purpose.
Firstly, let’s not think we were mistakes because God wasn’t surprised by us. Secondly, let’s realize that we are part of a bigger plan that has a greater purpose. Finally, let’s be the dads who choose to answer the calling of God and step up and step into fulfilling it to His glory!
- Let’s be the dads who remember what it was like that day we became dads:
- Today’s devotional speaks to it this way: “When a baby is born there is often celebration. There are tears of joy. There are prayers of thanksgiving. There is pure wonder.“
- Let’s be the dads who step up and stand beside our wives and support our kids.
- Today’s devotional points us to consider Mary’s perspective:
- Let’s be the dads who stand by our wives through the good and the bad, the thick and the thin, the highs and lows.
- Could you imagine being Joseph supporting Mary who would have had a plan for her son and then realizing God had a different plan with a greater purpose?
- As we are on Good Friday-eve, consider how Jesus had to deal with a “violent death” and even the travesty of justice that included having to “hang on the cross“.
- Imagine not knowing the rest of the story and only experiencing Friday and how that would have been and considering how we can be the dads in such times.
- Let’s be the dads who put our hope and trust in God, knowing that His ways are different from our ways and are higher than our ways because He has the full view and a better perspective!
- Let’s avoid trying to understand things from our perspective but instead be present and supportive in the moment, lean in, and cry out to God.
- As we read in Romans 8:28 we can trust God even when life is unclear.
- Let’s be the dads who “rest today knowing that God has a beautiful plan for your life“.
- Today’s devotional shares this challenge: