Just a thought: Whatcha thinkin’? Is it good?

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Well, here we go again, it’s the start of a new day. First thought for today is… What are the thoughts going through your mind as you being today?Are they positive or negative thoughts? Are they glorifying to God or do they go against Him? How are you going to handle them or do about them? How will you choose to respond and move forward in faith in order to accomplish what God has in store for you?

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God. 

And we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.

2 Corinthians 10:5

Today’s Verse of the Day:

We are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the [true] knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ

2 Corinthians 10:5 AMP

What are you doing about that thought going through you mind?

Firstly, let’s be the dads who measure up our thoughts against the Word of God! Secondly, let’s be the dads who are destroying sophisticated arguments and every exalted and proud thing that sets itself up against the true knowledge of God! Finally, let’s be the dads who are taking every thought and purpose captive to the obedience of Christ!

So how can we put today’s verse of the day into practice to help us be the dads God created, calls, and purposes for us to be? What can we apply to be the dads our wives, kids, and world need us to be?

Applications of 2 Corinthians 10:5 towards becoming the dads with the right thought so we can be all we were created to be:

  • Renew Your Mind Daily: Start each day with prayer and meditation on God’s Word to reset your thought patterns and align them with God’s will for your role as a father.
  • Guard Against Negative Thoughts: Be vigilant about identifying and rejecting negative or harmful thoughts about yourself, your family, or your responsibilities as a dad.
  • Replace Negative Thoughts with Truth: Whenever you recognize a negative thought, replace it with a positive and biblical truth. For example, replace doubts with trust in God’s plan for your family.
  • Think About Your Legacy: Consider the long-term impact of your actions and decisions on your children’s faith and character. Strive to leave a godly legacy.
  • Model Christ-Like Behavior: Set an example of humility, love, forgiveness, and servanthood in your interactions with your family. Your actions speak louder than words.
  • Pray for Wisdom: Seek God’s wisdom and guidance in your role as a father. Ask for discernment in making decisions that will benefit your family.
  • Be Slow to Anger: Practice patience and self-control, especially when dealing with challenging situations or conflicts within your family.
  • Prioritize Quality Time: Be intentional about spending quality time with your children and spouse. Build strong, loving relationships through meaningful interactions.
  • Foster a Spirit of Grace: Create an environment in your home where mistakes are opportunities for growth, forgiveness is freely given, and grace abounds.
  • Stay Accountable: Surround yourself with a community of fellow believers who can hold you accountable for your thoughts and actions as a father. Share your struggles and victories with them.

Remember that becoming the father God has called you to be is a lifelong journey. Regularly applying 2 Corinthians 10:5 by renewing your mind and aligning your thoughts with Christ’s teachings will help you grow into the loving, godly father your family and the world need you to be.

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