We are drawing to the end of 2023 and need to make sure we are prepared for what is yet to come. It will require that we know and choose to live life His way. Understand God’s plan, live His way. Let Jesus’ lordship shine for family, world, and God’s glory.
The choice is ours to make so let’s consider what today’s topic means.
Live Life His Way: Surrendering to God’s Will:
Theme: Emphasizing the importance of yielding one’s life to God and trusting in His plan.
In the journey of life, surrendering to God’s will becomes the cornerstone of our faith. Proverbs 3:5-6 encourages believers to place unwavering trust in the Lord, acknowledging that His wisdom surpasses human understanding. This surrender is not a sign of weakness but a testament to the strength found in relying on God’s guidance. It involves relinquishing control over our lives and decisions, understanding that God’s plan is perfect. Yielding to His will opens us to transformative love, letting Him shape our paths beyond imagination.
Live Life His Way: Acknowledging His Lordship in Every Area of Life:
Theme: Recognizing God’s sovereignty and lordship in all aspects of life – relationships, work, decisions, and beyond.
Colossians 3:17 serves as a reminder that every facet of our existence should reflect the lordship of Christ. Whether in our words or deeds, our actions are to be done in alignment with His name. This theme urges believers to view life as a chance to glorify God, recognizing His sovereignty in all aspects. From our daily interactions with others to the way we approach our work, recognizing God’s lordship prompts a transformative perspective. It instills a commitment to live in a manner that reflects the love and grace bestowed upon us through Christ.
Live Life His Way: Seeking Guidance through Prayer and Scripture:
Theme: Highlighting prayer and God’s Word as crucial tools for aligning life with His will.
Psalm 119:105 beautifully describes God’s Word as a lamp for our feet and a light on our path. This theme underscores the significance of seeking divine guidance through prayer and the scriptures. Through prayer, we establish a continuous connection with our Heavenly Father, sharing our thoughts, concerns, and desires. Philippians 4:6-7 encourages us to bring everything to God in prayer, experiencing His peace that surpasses understanding. Additionally, the diligent study of Scripture provides the wisdom and insight needed to navigate life’s complexities.
Believers align with God’s perfect will by combining prayer and the Word, letting His light guide every step.
First, be fathers who recognize God’s authority, establishing wise leadership and respect as the foundation in our homes. Second, let’s be fathers who show unwavering love and integrity, reflecting God’s character in our relationships with our children. Finally, teach our children to honor God’s authority, guiding them to live with a deep awareness of His principles. Through this, we shape their character to align with the values in the Bible.
How can we put today’s verse of the day into practice to help us be the dads God created us to be? What can it tell us about how to be the dads our wives and kids need us to be?
Applications of Psalms 103:19 that will help us rise up to the calling of God to be the dads He, our wives, and our kids need us to be:
- Acknowledge God’s Sovereignty: Begin each day by acknowledging God’s sovereignty and expressing gratitude for His lordship over our lives and families.
- Establish Godly Leadership: Actively lead our families with wisdom and love, reflecting the order and guidance of God’s established throne in our decisions and actions.
- Prioritize Prayer in the Home: Cultivate a culture of prayer within our families, seeking God’s guidance and wisdom together in times of joy, challenges, and decision-making.
- Model Steadfast Love: Demonstrate unwavering love toward our spouses and children, mirroring God’s steadfast love as described in Psalms 103:19.
- Teach the Principles of God’s Word: Regularly engage in the study of Scripture with our families, imparting the timeless principles of God’s Word to guide their lives.
- Reflect Christ’s Lordship in Daily Actions: Consistently align our words and deeds with the lordship of Christ, both at home and in our interactions with others, reflecting the transformative power of God’s influence.
- Encourage Gratitude: Foster a spirit of gratitude within our families, recognizing and appreciating the blessings God has provided, as highlighted in Psalms 103:19.
- Create a Transformative Environment: Establish an environment at home that encourages personal and spiritual growth, mirroring the transformative perspective of recognizing God’s lordship in every aspect of life.
- Lead with Humility: Embrace humility in our role as fathers, acknowledging that true strength comes from relying on God’s guidance, as illustrated in the act of surrendering to His will and live life His way.
- Serve as a Beacon of Light: Be intentional about letting the light of Christ shine through us into the world around us. Live a life that not only benefits our families but also brings glory to God through our words, actions, and relationships.
With resolve, let’s embody Psalms 103:19 principles, rising to God’s call. Impacting our families and the world, we bring glory by choosing His way.