Will your source be temporary or permanent? Could you find it or is it being given to you? Are you looking for the source to help you power through another day? Are you seeking power to help you live life to the full and with the right character of godliness? Turn to God and His Word!
Topic: A POWERHOUSE OF PROMISES
Verse: 2 Peter 1:3-4
By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence. And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
Therefore, let’s be the dads who today lean into God rather than our own understanding acknowledging Him and knowing that He will show us the path to take as well as casting our cares on Him because He cares for us as promised in His Word. Additionally, let’s be the dads who don’t just know about God but live in relationship with God through His Son Jesus and by the Holy Spirit as our comforter and our guide. Furthermore, let’s be the dads who receive God’s promises and choose to walk in them, enabling us to share His divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires.
God is our Source:
Today’s Devotional points us to the promises found in the bible. It shares the promises for believers who choose to live in obedience to God’s Word. Have you ever searched up God’s promises or even clinged to them believing?
Examples of promises from God as our Source:
Blessings through Generosity (Malachi 3:10):
"Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. Test me in this," says the Lord Almighty, "and see if I will not throw open the floodgates of heaven and pour out so much blessing that there will not be room enough to store it."
Encourage dads to faithfully tithe and give generously to others. By practicing financial generosity, they align themselves with God’s promise to open the floodgates of heaven and pour out blessings.
Guidance through Trust and Submission (Proverbs 3:5-6):
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
Lead by example, making decisions based on biblical principles. Encourage your family to trust in God in all circumstances, reinforcing the promise of divine guidance and straight paths.
Protection through Acknowledging God (Psalm 91:14-16):
"Because he loves me," says the Lord, "I will rescue him; I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation."
Establish a culture of prayer in your home. Regularly pray for protection and acknowledge God’s name. By doing so, you reinforce the promise of rescue, protection, and God’s presence in times of trouble.
Peace through Trust and Steadfastness (Isaiah 26:3):
"You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you."
Cultivate a trusting environment by modeling trust in God. Teach your children to trust in God during challenges, creating an atmosphere of faith that aligns with the promise of perfect peace.
Provision through Faith and Contentment (Philippians 4:19):
"And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus."
Teach your family to find contentment in God and His provision. Emphasize gratitude and avoid excessive materialism. By doing so, you align with the promise that God will meet all your needs according to His riches.
When God is our Source and His Word is our owners Manual:
Incorporating these points into daily life can help dads experience and model the promises of God in their families, fostering an environment of blessings, guidance, protection, peace, and provision.
Today’s Devotional speaks to how the Bible is like a “bank of promises” that “is powerful and purposeful for all our needs.” The earth is the Lords and everything in it! Today’s Devotional speaks to how “when God provides for us, He gives lavishly from His riches.” So do you have a need or is what you are desiring out of greed? God’s Word promises “God will supply all of our needs.”
Today’s Devotional points us to what Paul had to teach about this area of God as our source.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. -- Philippians 4:19 (NLT)
Today’s Devotional makes an interesting point as it calls out how in God’s Word that God isn’t giving “out of His riches” but rather “according to His riches in glory.”
Comparing the difference between our giving and God’s:
Today’s Devotional compares how “our tithes and offerings come “out of” our available funds”, whereas, “God gives commensurate with His riches, His bank is collosal.”
Today’s Devotional raises the question for you and me as dads to consider:
- “What are a couple of God’s promises that are dearest to you at this point in your life?
- “How can you live so that those you come in contact with daily will be drawn to the power and purpose of God’s promises in you?”
The future is as bright as the promises of God.