Love: We need to walk out our lives overflowing

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From the overflow of our hearts, our mouths speak. So let’s make sure to be filled up each day with the love of God so that we can overflow in love into the lives of the people God brings our way. Let’s be the dads who choose to love our wives, kids, and the people God brings our way because He first loved us, unconditionally and to overflowing.

We love because He first loved us
1 John 4:19

Today’s Verse of the Day:

We love, because He first loved us.

1 John 4:19 AMP

Wondering where to start to learn about love? Choose to be the dads who go to God’s Word to learn about true love! Looking for a source of encouragement on how to love, consider the Father’s Love Letter which says:

 You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1 I know when you sit down and when 
you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head
are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and 
have your being. Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring. Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived.
Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12 You were not a mistake, for all your 
days are written in my book. Psalm 139:15-16 I determined the exact time of your birth and where you
would live. Acts 17:26 You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14 I knit you together in your 
mother's womb. Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been 
misrepresented by those who don't know me. John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete
expression of love. 1 John 4:16 And it is my desire to lavish my love on you. 1 John 3:1 Simply because you 
are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1 I offer you more than your earthly father ever could.
Matthew 7:11 For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:48 Every good gift that you receive comes from my 
hand. James 1:17 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs. Matthew 6:31-33 My plan for your future 
has always been filled with hope. Jeremiah 29:11 Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore. Psalm 139:17-18 And I rejoice over you 
with singing. Zephaniah 3:17 I will never stop doing good to you. Jeremiah 32:40 For you are my treasured 
possession. Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul. Jeremiah 32:41 And I want 
to show you great and marvelous things. Jeremiah 33:3 If you seek me with all your heart,you will find me.
Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart. Psalm 37:4 For it is I who gave 
you those desires. Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your 
troubles. 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you. Psalm 34:18 As a shepherd carries 
a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11 One day I will wipe away every tear from your 
eyes. Revelation 21:3-4 And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth. Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus. John 17:23 For in Jesus, my love for you 
is revealed. John 17:26 He is the exact representation of my being. Hebrews 1:3 He came to demonstrate that 
I am for you, not against you. Romans 8:31 And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression 
of my love for you. 1 John 4:10 I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love. Romans 8:31-32 
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me. 1 John 2:23 And nothing will ever separate you from
my love again. Romans 8:38-39 Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen. Luke 15:7 
I have always been Father, and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is… Will you be my child? John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32 Love, Your Dad
My Child,
F A T H E R ’ S L O V E L E T T E R
An intimate message from God to you.
Almighty God
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How can we use today’s verse of the day to be the dads who love our wives, kids, and world right? What can we do to pour out unconditional love into this world without ceasing?

Applications of 1 John 4:19 that help us live as dads who love:

  • Understand the Source: Recognize that our ability to love unconditionally comes from God’s love for us. It’s essential to understand that we can only love others deeply when we have experienced God’s love ourselves.
  • Model God’s Love: As fathers, our love should reflect God’s love. This means being patient, forgiving, kind, and selfless in our relationships.
  • Prioritize Family: Make spending quality time with your wife and kids a priority. Show them love through your presence and engagement in their lives.
  • Practice Forgiveness: Just as God forgives us, we should be quick to forgive our family members when they make mistakes or hurt us.
  • Teach About God’s Love: Use opportunities to teach your family about God’s love and its importance in their lives. Share Bible verses, stories, and your personal experiences.
  • Serve Selflessly: Actively look for ways to serve your family members without expecting anything in return. This reflects God’s sacrificial love.
  • Extend Love to Others: Encourage your children to show love and kindness to their peers, teachers, and neighbors. Teach them to be compassionate and considerate.
  • Be a Peacemaker: Promote peace and unity within your family and in the world around you. Encourage open communication and resolution of conflicts.
  • Pray for Guidance: Seek God’s guidance through prayer in your role as a father. Pray for wisdom, patience, and the ability to love unconditionally.
  • Give Grace: Understand that we all have flaws and make mistakes. Extend grace to your family members and help them grow through love and support.

Incorporating these applications of 1 John 4:19 into your life as a dad can help you cultivate a loving, godly environment in your home and extend that love into the world. Remember that loving unconditionally is a lifelong journey, and relying on God’s love as your foundation will empower you to be a dad who loves deeply and consistently.

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