Have you been transformed? As today begins, I reflect upon the approach of the middle of the month and how to ensure I finish this month strong and get another post out to the podcast. I reflect upon the transforming power of Jesus and how it has impacted my life as a husband and dad for my kids. I consider the impact it had even in the workplace as a friend from work and his wife shared stories with me last Sunday that caused me to tear up as they spoke of how it was my influence that drew them here and how it has transformed their lives too.
The power of Jesus is incredible, and it is so important that we have our priorities set straight and then choose to live them to the full. Let’s put God first! Secondly, let’s put our wives! Let’s put our kids third! That’s right everything else that is or could be, can’t be any higher than fourth.
Let’s grab hold and remember how when and by receiving Jesus as our Lord and Savior our lives were transformed into new creations.
Therefore if anyone is in Christ [that is, grafted in, joined to Him by faith in Him as Savior], he is a new creature [reborn and renewed by the Holy Spirit]; the old things [the previous moral and spiritual condition] have passed away. Behold, new things have come [because spiritual awakening brings a new life].2 Corinthians 5:17 AMP
Have you experienced this transformation? Do you remember going through this transformation? How has it freed you to live out the rest of your life? Are you ready and looking for such freedom? Consider inviting Jesus into your life today. Leave me a message/comment or email me at [email protected] if you would like to chat more.
Therefore, let’s be the dads who realize God’s goodness and kindness. Furthermore, let’s be the dads who accept Jesus as our Lord and Savior and are saved by His grace and mercy. Finally, let’s be the dads who choose to walk in this transformation and rebirth, renewed and guided by the Holy Spirit!
So how can we apply today’s verse of the day towards being and living our lives as the dads our wives, kids, and world need us to be? What can we do with it to help us live lives that bless our families and glorify God?
Applications of Titus 3:4 towards being the transformed dads God created, planned, and purposes for us to be:
- Reflect on God’s Goodness: Start each day by reflecting on the goodness and kindness of God. Recognize His love for you and your family.
- Model God’s Love: Demonstrate God’s love through your actions. Show kindness and goodness to your wife, children, and those around you.
- Express Gratitude: Cultivate a heart of gratitude. Regularly express thankfulness for the blessings in your life, teaching your children the importance of gratitude.
- Share Your Transformation Story: Be open about your own transformation through faith. Share your experiences with your children, so they understand the impact of a relationship with Jesus.
- Prioritize Family: Align your priorities with biblical principles. God first, your wife second, and your children third. Show them the importance of a God-centered family.
- Live a Transformed Life: Let the transformation you’ve experienced reflect in your daily life. Strive to live a life that aligns with the values and teachings of Jesus.
- Extend Grace: Practice grace and mercy in your interactions. Understand that everyone, including yourself, falls short at times, and embrace a forgiving attitude.
- Be a Beacon of God’s Love: Act as a beacon of God’s love in your workplace and community. Your positive influence can draw others to experience the transformative power of faith.
- Pray for Guidance: Seek guidance from God through prayer. Allow the Holy Spirit to guide your decisions and actions as a father.
- Encourage Others to Seek Transformation: Share your faith with others and encourage them to seek transformation through a relationship with Jesus. Be a source of support for those who may be searching for purpose and meaning in their lives.
Remember that each person’s journey is unique, so tailor these applications to your personal experiences and the needs of those around you.