Faith over Fear! Resist the devil’s attacks and attempts!


For example, the devil is a liar! Similarly, he comes to rob, kill, and destroy! Let’s stand with faith over fear by resisting the devil so that he will flee! Let’s put all our trust in God to be bold and courageous as we live today!

Faith over fear

Remember this as you live your life with faith over fear:

The Devil is a Liar:

‘You are of your father the devil, and it is your will to practice the desires [which are characteristic] of your father. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks what is natural to him, for he is a liar and the father of lies and half-truths. ‘

John 8:44

The Devil comes to Rob, Kill, and Destroy:

‘The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]. ‘

John 10:10

Choose to resist the devil when he shows up:

‘But He gives us more and more grace [through the power of the Holy Spirit to defy sin and live an obedient life that reflects both our faith and our gratitude for our salvation]. Therefore, it says, “God is opposed to the proud and haughty , but [continually] gives [the gift of] grace to the humble [who turn away from self-righteousness].” So submit to [the authority of] God. Resist the devil [stand firm against him] and he will flee from you. Come close to God [with a contrite heart] and He will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; and purify your [unfaithful] hearts, you double-minded [people]. ‘

James 4:6-8

Today’s Verse of the Day:

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 AMP

Firstly, let’s be the dads who hear, receive, and obey God’s commands! Secondly, let’s be the dads who accept God’s command to be bold and courageous! Thirdly, let’s be the dads who walk in God’s command to not be terrified nor dismayed nor intimidated! Finally, let’s be the dads who walk with faith over fear because we know that the Lord our God is with us wherever we go!

So how can we do this and apply today’s verse of the day in order to live our lives with faith over fear? Firstly, by applying these principles from Joshua 1:9, we can strive to be the dads our loved ones and the world need, living a life of faith over fear. Finally, let’s remember that this is a lifelong journey, and each day is an opportunity to grow closer to God and fulfill our role as dads.

Applications of Joshua 1:9 towards being the dads our wives, kids, and world need us to be by living our lives by faith over fear:

  • Trust in God’s Promises: Let’s believe in the promises and plans God has for you as a father. Trust that He will guide and support you in your role.
  • Lead by Example: Be a role model for your family by living out your faith in your daily life. Let your actions reflect your belief in God’s guidance and strength.
  • Prioritize Prayer: Make prayer a regular part of your life and involve your family in prayer as well. Seek God’s wisdom and guidance in your parenting journey.
  • Cultivate a Spirit of Courage: Embrace courage and face challenges with faith. Teach your children to be brave and trust in God’s presence during difficult times.
  • Nurture a Heart of Love: Show unconditional love and compassion to your family. Let them see God’s love through your words and actions.
  • Provide a Safe Environment: Create a safe and nurturing environment for your family, where they feel protected and secure. Be a source of comfort and support.
  • Encourage Faith in Your Children: Teach your children about God’s faithfulness and help them develop their own relationship with Him. Share stories of how God has been faithful in your life.
  • Practice Forgiveness: Model forgiveness and grace within your family. Teach your children the importance of forgiveness and help them understand the power of God’s forgiveness.
  • Seek Wisdom: Continually seek wisdom from God’s Word and through wise counsel. Make decisions based on faith and trust in God’s guidance.
  • Serve Others: Encourage your family to serve others and make a positive impact on the world around them. Teach them the value of selflessness and the joy of helping others.

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