Do you remember all the plans and accomplishments of God found in His Word? Have you reflected upon the plans and accomplishments of God in and through your life? Have you memorialized them in some way? How do you capture them to be able to share His magnificent fulfillment with others? Have you shared them with your wife? Will you share them with your kids? Could it even get shared with your grandchildren and world?
Firstly, God is the alpha and omega, the beginning and the end. Secondly, God is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Thirdly, God is love and there is no darkness in Him. Fourthly, God is detail oriented and has plans for us and our lives from before the world began. Finally, are you ready to live it and finish the good works He has prepared in advance for you to accomplish so that it isn’t just something that happened to you but through you and with you?
As dads, let us take Jesus into our hearts as our Lord and Savior. With hearts of gratitude, let us praise and give thanks for all that Jesus has done. Let us never forget that God’s love is so great that He gave His one and only Son so that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. As we worship, let us offer our thanks for the miracles God has already performed and those yet to come. Above all, let us worship God with grateful hearts for His long-ago plans that He has faithfully fulfilled.
As the dads God created us to be, how can we put today’s verse into practice? Are there things we need to and can do to pass on a legacy of hope and love?
How God’s plans can be applied to our lives and we can complete the good works He has prepared for us to accomplish:
Acknowledge God as your Lord and Savior:
Start by recognizing God as your creator and savior. Let your kids see your faith and trust in God’s provision.
Exalt and praise God’s name:
Take time to praise and worship God. Show your children the importance of honoring and glorifying God in all things.
Embrace God’s perfect faithfulness:
Trust in God’s faithfulness to keep His promises. Teach your children that they can rely on God’s faithfulness in all circumstances.
Look for the wonderful things God has done:
Be mindful of the many blessings in your life and express gratitude for them. Encourage your kids to do the same.
Trust in God’s long-term plans:
Remember that God has a plan for your life and your family’s future. Trust in His plan and be patient in waiting for it to unfold.
Seek to do good works:
Look for ways to serve others and spread kindness. Encourage your children to do the same.
Plans need to include being intentional about passing on a legacy of hope and love:
Purposefully work to instill hope, love, and faith in your children. Live your life as an example for them to follow.
Use your strengths to glorify God:
Use the talents and strengths God has given you to glorify Him. Encourage your children to do the same and to pursue their passions with purpose.
Trust in God’s provision:
Remember that God will provide for your needs. Teach your children to trust in God’s provision and not to worry or be anxious.
Live with intention and purpose:
Be mindful of the legacy you are leaving behind. Strive to live each day with intention and purpose, seeking to glorify God in all that you do.