Firstly, as you prepare for today, do you realize what your purpose is so that you can make the most of your present? Secondly, this is the day that the Lord has made, it’s the present, a gift from God, so let us rejoice and be glad in it! Finally, by pursuing our purpose from God today, we will be able to arrive at the better future He has planned and purposed for us to receive.
Finding your purpose:
I reflect on the covid years when I was seeking a greater purpose and how God brought me to the book by Matthew Barnett titled The Cause Within You Finding The One Great Thing God Created You To Do In This World, which led me to starting Be The Dads. Moreover, I hope it encourages others to lean into God to find their purpose. My hope is this site will draw dads together to be the husbands and dads their wives and kids need them to be for the glory of God in producing and ensuring a better future.
Therefore, even when things are looking bleak, trust in God and His Word! Additionally, grab ahold of the reality that we can be the dads God created us to be for the sake of our wives and kids. Moreover, be the dads who even when they are poor in spirit, devoid of spiritual arrogance or regard us as insignificant grab onto the promise of God that we can be called blessed. Let’s cling in the midst of the challenges that when we are poor in spirit that God says we are blessed, spiritually prosperous, happy, and to be admired. Finally, let’s remember the why, the God perspective that we are called blessed before ours is the kingdom of heaven, both now and forever.
How can we receive and put into practice today’s verse of the day? What can we learn and put into practice to help us be the dads God created us to be? Where can we put it into practice for the benefits of our wives, kids, and world?
Applications of Matthew 5:3 towards being the dads God created us to be and our wives and kids want and need us to be:
- Humble Leadership: Understand that being a great dad starts with humility. Recognize your limitations and weaknesses as a human being, and be willing to admit when you’re wrong.
- Spiritual Nourishment: Seek a deep and meaningful connection with God. Nurture your spiritual life, because a strong spiritual foundation can guide your actions as a father.
- Prioritize Values: Understand that earthly wealth and success are not the ultimate goals. Teach your children the values of kindness, compassion, and love for others.
- Model Contentment: Show contentment with what you have rather than constantly striving for more material possessions. This will teach your children the importance of gratitude.
- Serve Others: Embrace a servant’s heart. Be willing to serve your family and others in your community. This sets a powerful example for your children.
- Listen Actively: Be attentive and listen to your spouse and children. Create an open and safe space for them to express their thoughts, feelings, and concerns.
- Forgiveness: Practice forgiveness and reconciliation. Show your children that it’s okay to make mistakes, and teach them the importance of seeking forgiveness when they do.
- Teach Humility: Encourage your children to be humble and empathetic toward others. Teach them that true greatness comes from serving and caring for others.
- Encourage Faith: Foster a strong faith in God within your family. Share stories and teachings from your own spiritual journey to help your children develop their own relationship with God.
- Lead by Example: Ultimately, the best way to be the dad God created you to be is to lead by example. Live out the principles of humility, love, and service in your daily life, so your children can see these virtues in action.
Benefits of living with purpose:
Putting these applications into practice will benefit your family and contribute positively to your community and the world by raising children who are compassionate, empathetic, and spiritually grounded children. Remember that being a great dad is an ongoing journey, and it’s okay to seek guidance and support from your faith community, mentors, and resources to help you along the way.