As we begin today, let’s reflect on our priorities and if we are living in alignment with them. What’s your family worth to you? As the work week is drawing to a close, let’s consider how we are finishing and if it is strong and pleasing to God. The things you have been working on, are they valued and valuable? Are they valued and valuable to you? Might they be valued and valuable to God? What’s it worth to others?
What’s it worth to your family?
Is the work you have been pouring yourself into this week valued and valuable to your wife? How about your kids, what’s it worth to them? Is the work you are doing aligned with your top priorities and God’s calling on your life? How much time did you spend with and on your wife? Did your kids happen to get both quality and quantity time with you? What about God, have you been spending time with Him, praying without ceasing? Remember how everything else can’t get ranked any higher than 4 with God first, your wife and marriage second, and your kids and family third.
What’s it worth to you?
Therefore, let’s be the dads who find joy in finishing the course and the ministry we have received from God. Moreover, let’s be the dads who are testifying everywhere we go the good news of God’s precious and underserved grace which makes us free from the guilt of sin and grants us eternal life through Jesus. Finally, as we prepare for today, let’s put first things first in order that we are giving value and demonstrating what is of value to us to the world around us.
So how can we apply today’s verse of the day to be the dads who are demonstrating our priorities of God, wife, and kids through our actions? How can we apply it to demonstrate what is valued and valuable in our lives?
Applications of Acts 20:24 on being and becoming the dads created, purposed, and planned for us to be for the sake of our wives, kids, and world:
- Put God First: Make a daily commitment to seek God through prayer, meditation, and scripture study. Let your children see your faith in action and prioritize worship and spiritual growth as a family.
- Lead by Example: Demonstrate the principles of love, kindness, forgiveness, and integrity in your interactions with your spouse and children. Your actions should reflect your faith.
- Quality Time: Invest quality time with your family. Be present, engage in meaningful conversations, and participate in activities that strengthen your bonds.
- Prioritize Your Marriage: Your relationship with your wife is the foundation of your family. Nurture your marriage by showing love, respect, and appreciation. Your children will learn from your example.
- Teach God’s Word: Share the teachings and stories from the Bible with your children. Help them understand the importance of faith and encourage them to develop their own relationship with God.
- Serve Others: Lead your family in acts of service and charity. Teach your children the value of helping those in need and being a positive influence in the world.
- Set Goals: Encourage your children to set goals and pursue their dreams while aligning them with God’s plan for their lives.
- Embrace Challenges: Emphasize the importance of perseverance and resilience in the face of adversity. Show your children that relying on God’s strength can help them overcome obstacles.
- Be a Role Model: Be a role model in your community by displaying a commitment to faith, family, and values. Your example can inspire others to do the same.
- Share Your Faith Journey: Openly discuss your faith journey with your children. Share stories of how your relationship with God has shaped your life and the decisions you’ve made.
Ultimately, Acts 20:24 reminds us that life’s purpose lies in serving God and fulfilling His plan. As a father, you can demonstrate this purpose to your family by integrating these principles into your daily actions and being a positive influence on your wife, children, and the world around you.