Firstly, why did God call us to be dads? Secondly, why did God provide us with wives? Finally, why did God create us into being? It all starts from the why. And Love is the answer to the question “why?”.
Ever had a day when things were happening and got asked questions from someone without knowing the why? How did you respond? Were you guarded or protective in your answer because you weren’t sure of the intentions or reasons? Had you known the motives and the reason why would it have changed your response?
Why God called you to be a dad:
- Bring up our children in the training and instruction of the Lord.
- Encourage our children to be loving, patient, and kind.
- Fathers are an important part of the family unit.
Why God provided you with a wife:
- According to the Bible, God designed marriage to meet our need for companionship and to provide a picture of our relationship with Him.
- God saw that “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him”.
- To meet our needs for companionship and to complete us.
Why God created you:
- For a very special purpose and intentionally designed us.
- To reflect His image, to rule over creation, and to reproduce godly offspring.
- To be his people, his special possession that will be united with Christ Jesus for eternity – his special possession, brought into his glory.
- God created mankind to reflect His image, to rule over creation, to reproduce godly offspring, and to be His special possession.
Therefore, let’s be the dads who live in awed inspiration, reverence and obedience to God! Additionally, let’s be the dads who wait upon the Lord who will renew our strength! Moreover, let’s be the dads who wait in the midst of our day because the answer to why is His mercy and lovingkindness.
How can we take today’s verse of the day and apply it to being the dads that our wives and kids need us to be? What can we do to put it into action with the full understanding of the why God has called us to be the dads for His praise, honor, and glory?
Applications of Psalms 147:11 that help us be the dads that model and express the why God put us in such a position today:
- Fear and Worship God:
- Start your day with prayer and worship, acknowledging God’s sovereignty and seeking His guidance in your role as a father.
- Awe-Inspired Reverence:
- Approach your responsibilities as a dad with a sense of awe and respect for the privilege and responsibility entrusted to you by God.
- Obey God’s Commands:
- Live in obedience to God’s Word, especially regarding the principles and instructions given for parenting and family life.
- Wait on God:
- Practice patience and trust in God’s timing, both in your interactions with your children and in the challenges you may face as a parent.
- Show Mercy and Lovingkindness:
- Demonstrate mercy and lovingkindness in your interactions with your family, reflecting God’s character in your words and actions.
- Model Faith:
- Be a living example of faith for your children. Show them what it means to trust and rely on God in all circumstances.
- Teach the Fear of the Lord:
- Instill in your children a reverence for God by teaching them about His character, His Word, and the importance of living in accordance with His will.
- Prioritize Family Worship:
- Set aside regular time for family worship, whether it’s through prayer, reading the Bible together, or engaging in meaningful conversations about faith.
- Encourage Patience and Kindness:
- Emphasize the importance of patience and kindness within the family, following God’s example in dealing with your children and spouse.
- Be a Source of Strength:
- Recognize that your strength comes from the Lord. When challenges arise, turn to Him for guidance and support, demonstrating reliance on God rather than solely on your own abilities.
You are a dad because God has called you to be:
By applying these principles, you can align your actions with the biblical perspective outlined in Psalms 147:11. Remember that being a dad is a divine calling, and through your intentional efforts, you can fulfill this role for God’s praise, honor, and glory.