How willing are you to do it according to the plan? This is the day that the Lord has made so why don’t we choose to try it His way? We have the instruction manual for life in the Bible, so let’s choose to use it! We have a comforter and a guide in the Holy Spirit who will lead and guide us into all righteousness! Are you willing to go it God’s Way?
Before jumping into today’s verse, let’s reflect on scripture that aligns with our topic of being willing to be instructed and taught by God:
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- Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
- Proverbs 3:11-12 reads, “My son, do not reject the discipline of the Lord Or loathe His reproof, For whom the Lord loves He reproves, Even as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.”
- Proverbs 9:9 says, “Give instruction to a wise man and he will be still wiser, Teach a righteous man and he will increase his learning.”
- Isaiah 48:17 reads, “Thus says the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, ‘I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit, Who leads you in the way you should go.’”
- Jeremiah 7:23 says, “But this is what I commanded them, saying, ‘Obey My voice, and I will be your God, and you will be My people; and you will walk in all the way which I command you, that it may be well with you.’”
- Jeremiah 32:33 says, “They have turned their back to Me and not their face; though I taught them, teaching again and again, they would not listen and receive instruction.”
- Matthew 11:29 reads, “Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.”
- John 14:26 says, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you.”
Firstly, let’s be the dads who are ready, willing, and able to lean in and walk with God! Secondly, let’s be the dads who will accept and be obedient to God’s instruction and teaching of the ways we should go! Finally, let’s receive God’s counsel as His eye is upon us and we are willing to learn His ways!
So how can we put today’s verse of the day into practice so that we can be the dads God created, planned, purposed, and is calling us to be? What can we take from this verse to be the dads our wives and kids need us to be?
Applications of Psalms 32:8 towards becoming the dads our wives, kids, world, and God want and need us to be by being willing to go it and do it God’s way:
- Seek God’s Guidance: Make a conscious effort to seek God’s guidance in all aspects of your life, including your role as a father.
- Prayerful Decision-Making: Involve God in your decision-making process. Pray for wisdom and discernment in parenting choices.
- Listen Actively: Be a father who actively listens to your children. Understand their needs, concerns, and desires with an open heart.
- Lead by Example: Set a positive example for your children by living a life that reflects the values and teachings of God.
- Teach God’s Ways: Share God’s Word with your children and teach them about His ways, values, and principles.
- Show Love and Patience: Emulate God’s love and patience in your interactions with your family. Show unconditional love and grace.
- Be Open to Correction: Just as God corrects and reproves those He loves, be open to correction and willing to admit your mistakes as a father.
- Trust God’s Plan: Trust that God has a plan for your family’s life, and be willing to follow it even when it might not align with your own desires.
- Lean on the Holy Spirit: Rely on the guidance of the Holy Spirit in your parenting journey. Allow the Spirit to lead you in your role as a father.
- Stay Humble: Remember that you are not the ultimate authority in your family; God is. Stay humble and submit to His will.
In summary, applying Psalms 32:8 to your life as a father involves seeking God’s guidance, being a loving and patient leader, teaching your children about God’s ways, and staying humble and open to correction. By doing so, you can become the father that your family, the world, and God want and need you to be.