Ever heard that song with the lyrics “who am I that you are mindful of me, that you hear me, when I call“? Ever considered or questioned it all similar to the lyrics “Is it true that You are thinking of me, How You love me, It’s amazing“? Have you decided to follow Jesus and have no intentions of turning back? Jesus never forced Himself on anyone including you and me. The gift of grace through Jesus is a gift being offered that everyone needs to decide on their own if they will accept and receive it. Have you received it in faith and accepted it from God? Do you realize that when you do receive God in faith an incredible thing happens that happened to Abraham, and you become a friend of God?
Ever heard the word mindful and wondered what that means? When someone is mindful of you, it means that they are:
- considerate of you.
- attentive to your needs.
- thoughtful towards you.
- aware of your presence and feelings.
- sensitive to your emotions.
When someone is mindful of you, it means that they:
- take your feelings into account.
- show concern for your welfare.
- keep you in their thoughts.
- pay attention to your words and actions.
So today, let’s consider this as dads and how we can be mindful of our wives and kids!
Today’s Verse of the Day:
Reflect on creation, recognize God’s care, and be mindful of family. Be considerate, attentive, and thoughtful towards wives and kids. Be aware of their feelings, take them into account, and show sensitivity. Express concern for their welfare, keep them in your thoughts and prayers, and pay attention to their words and actions.
Today’s verse of the day makes me think of the best example, God the Father, and wonder how we can put this reality into practice.
How to apply today’s verse of the day in helping us be the dads who show mindfulness towards our wives and kids:
Be mindful dads by:
- Recognize the vastness of the universe and your small place within it, which can help keep perspective and prevent taking your family for granted.
- Express gratitude for the blessings of family and seek to foster deeper relationships with them.
- Regularly carve out quality time for your family, and protect that time from work or other distractions.
- Be present and engaged in the moment with your family, actively listening to them and showing interest in their lives.
- Practice patience and kindness towards your family members, even in difficult or stressful situations.
- Model healthy habits and behaviors for your family, such as communication, emotional regulation, and self-care.
- Be flexible and adaptable to the changing needs and desires of your family members, allowing for growth and evolution over time.
- Encourage and empower your family members in their individual pursuits and passions.
- Show affection and appreciation to your family members through words and actions.
- Prioritize the well-being of your family over other commitments or obligations, recognizing their value and importance in your life.