To know is not enough, we need to do something with it. Did you learn it from hearing? Was it through living and experience? How did you find out? Have you been able to take that experience and put it into practice? Have you managed to find applications to how you live your life?
Since you know, is it impacting what you do and how you live?
- James 1:22 says, “Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.”
- Philippians 4:9 says, “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.”
- Matthew 7:24 says, “Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
Having found it, are you applying it and sharing it with others?
- Matthew 28:19-20 says, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
- 2 Timothy 2:2 says, “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.”
- 1 Peter 3:15 says, “But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect.”
Don’t keep it bottled up or hidden, let your light shine like a city on a hill that others may know too.
- 1 John 1:7 says, “But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, his Son, purifies us from all sin.”
- Ephesians 5:8-9 says, “For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth)”
- Isaiah 60:1 says, “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.”
Therefore, let’s be the dads who know and share it with our wives, kids, and world! Moreover, let’s be the dads who have heard it and look for dads who haven’t so that we can share it with them! Additionally, let’s be the dads who know and proclaim the Everlasting God, the LORD, the Creator of the ends of the earth does not become tired or grow weary; there is no searching of His understanding.
So how can we put into practice what we have learned from today’s verse of the day? What can we do today to make a difference by applying it to our lives of being the dads that our wives, kids, and world need?
Applications of Isaiah 40:28 towards being the dads who know and make known God to our wives, kids, and world for His glory:
- Seek Understanding: Strive to understand God’s wisdom and knowledge. Spend time studying the Bible and deepening your relationship with God.
- Model Perseverance: Emulate God’s tireless nature by persevering through challenges and difficulties in life, showing your family the importance of resilience.
- Teach Patience: Teach your children the value of patience and waiting on the Lord. Help them understand that God’s timing is perfect.
- Share God’s Attributes: Talk to your family about the characteristics of God, emphasizing His boundless wisdom and understanding. Help your loved ones appreciate God’s unchanging nature.
- Foster a Hunger for Knowledge: Encourage your children to ask questions and seek knowledge about faith and spirituality. Be open to discussing their inquiries.
- Practice Humility: Humble yourself before God, acknowledging that His understanding surpasses your own. Share this sense of humility with your family.
- Lead by Example: Model a life of faith and devotion to God so that your family can witness your commitment and be inspired to follow your lead.
- Engage in Worship: Engage in regular acts of worship with your family, demonstrating the importance of recognizing God’s greatness and celebrating His attributes.
- Promote Fellowship: Encourage your family to build relationships with others who share their faith, fostering a sense of community and mutual support.
- Evangelize with Gentleness and Respect: Share your faith with others, but do so with gentleness and respect, as 1 Peter 3:15 advises. Be a living testimony to God’s glory.
Decide daily to live our our faith as dads:
Remember that being a dad who knows and makes God known is an ongoing process. It involves living out your faith daily and actively participating in your family’s spiritual growth. By applying the principles from Isaiah 40:28, you can help your family understand and appreciate the Everlasting God, the Lord, and His unfathomable wisdom.