It’s today and there are things to do. What is your motivation for getting out of bed and getting your day started? Why are you doing it? What is the point or purpose behind it? How did you come up with those priorities?
Is being the dads, your wives and kids need your motivation?
- Psalm 127:3-5 says, “Behold, children are a gift of the Lord, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them; They will not be ashamed When they speak with their enemies in the gate”
- Ephesians 6:4 advises fathers to “not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord”
- Proverbs 22:6 says, “Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it”
Is meeting the needs of your wives and kids while glorifying God what motivates you?
- 1 Corinthians 7:3-5 states that a husband should satisfy his wife’s needs and vice versa
- Genesis 2:24 says that a married man and woman create one unit, and since they are considered one flesh, the responsibility to one’s spouse comes first
- Psalm 127:3-5 says that children are a gift from the Lord and that they are a reward
- Ephesians 5:25 advises husbands to love their wives as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her
- Titus 2:4-5 encourages younger women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands
Could it be that the motivation for how you are choosing to live is that it’s God’s calling on your life?
- Colossians 3:23-24 says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving”
- Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans”
- Philippians 4:13 says, “I can do all things through him who strengthens me”
- Romans 8:28 says, “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose”
- Jeremiah 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”
Divine Motivation: Navigating Fatherhood with Biblical Courage and Purpose
So how about you? Reflect on the verse, letting it inspire you to embody the fathers God created for the well-being of your family.
Embrace God’s promises, empowering ourselves to step into today with strength and courage. Furthermore, remember the LORD goes with us. Therefore, confidently face the day, knowing God won’t fail or abandon us.
How can we put today’s verse of the day into practice in ways that will help us live up to the calling God has put on our lives to meet the needs of our wives and kids? What can we do to put it into action and glorify God through our thoughts, words, and actions?
Applications of Deuteronomy 31:6 that will help be the motivation behind how we live our lives and meet the needs of our wives and kids for the glory of God:
- Trust in God’s Presence: Begin your day with the assurance that the Lord goes with you. Trust that His presence is a source of strength and courage.
- Face Challenges with Confidence: Approach challenges and responsibilities with confidence, knowing that God is by your side, providing support and guidance.
- Overcome Fear and Anxiety: Whenever fear or anxiety arises, remind yourself of God’s promise. Allow His assurance to calm your heart and strengthen your resolve.
- Model Courage for Your Family: Demonstrate courage in your daily life, becoming an example for your children and spouse. Show them what it means to trust in God.
- Lead with Faith: Whether making decisions for your family or facing uncertainties, lead with faith, acknowledging that God is leading and guiding you.
- Teach Your Children Trust: Share the importance of trusting in God with your children. Help them understand that their strength comes from relying on Him.
- Pray for God’s Guidance: Seek God’s guidance through prayer in all aspects of your life. Surrender your plans to Him, trusting that He will establish them according to His purpose.
- Cultivate a Spirit of Fearlessness: Foster an atmosphere of fearlessness in your household. Encourage open communication and trust among family members.
- Prioritize God’s Calling: Evaluate your priorities and actions in light of God’s calling on your life. Ensure that your decisions align with His will for you as a father.
- Reflect God’s Faithfulness: As you experience God’s faithfulness in your life, share these testimonies with your family. Let them witness and learn from your reliance on God.
Let principled living be your motivation today:
By incorporating these applications into your daily life, you can live out the principles outlined in Deuteronomy 31:6, finding motivation in God’s presence and faithfully fulfilling your role as a father for the well-being of your family and the glory of God.