As we ready ourselves today, seeking a blueprint for transformative fatherhood, turn to the powerful guide—the Word of God. Consider unveiling God’s wisdom to be the fathers our families need for His glory.
Tactics that will help us follow God’s Blueprint:
Blueprint for Seek God’s Guidance:
God provides a broad path; fathers, seeking guidance, make decisions aligned with His plan through prayer, Scripture meditation, and reliance on wisdom.
Blueprint for Provide a Stable Foundation:
God’s broad path is a stable foundation; fathers aim for a secure environment, offering emotional, financial, and spiritual support.
Blueprint for Lead by Example:
In biblical principles, fathers lead in faith, living and demonstrating godly character, guiding wives and children toward God’s path.
Blueprint for Nurture and Protect:
Fathers, like ankles needing protection, nurture and protect. This involves both physical and spiritual care, creating a safe environment for growth.
Blueprint for Teach God’s Word:
To walk on God’s path, fathers actively teach principles from the Bible, instilling values and ensuring a strong faith foundation.
Blueprint for Encourage Open Communication:
Crucial is creating open communication within the family. Fathers encourage sharing, fostering a supportive environment where all feel heard.
Blueprint for Prioritize Family Time:
Essential is spending quality family time. Prioritizing activities strengthens bonds, fostering unity and togetherness among fathers, wives, and children.
Blueprint for Show Unconditional Love:
Reflecting God’s love, fathers demonstrate forgiveness and grace, creating a nurturing atmosphere for family members to grow and thrive.
Seek God’s Guidance:
Seeking God’s guidance, fathers provide stability, lead by example, nurture, teach, encourage communication, prioritize family time, and show unconditional love. In these actions, fathers fulfill their God-given role and bring glory to God.
This year I am using the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas and applying it towards being dads. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit: DavidJeremiah.org.
Topic: MAYONNAISE ON THE ROAD
Verse: 2 Samuel 22:37 (NIV)
You provide a broad path for my feet, so that my ankles do not give way.
Firstly, let’s be the dads who are walking on the firm foundation of God that gives us a broad path to walk on. Additionally, let’s be the dads who avoid walking on the edge and risk slipping into temptations but stay on the broad path God provides us to walk on. Therefore, let’s be the dads who aren’t walking a balance beam that could cause our ankles to give way but instead choose to walk the way of God for His glory and the benefits of our wives and kids.
Today’s Devotional shared a story about a mayo spill that impacted Japan. I did a search to see if I could find the specific incident and discovered a bunch like: Mayonnaise spill causes highway pile-up in Japan and MAYO-HEM! Mayonnaise Spill Causes Highway Pile-up In Japan. It shared how “police said it was slicker than snow”.
Life can get slippery
Today’s Devotional goes on to speak to how “life can get slippery too”. Have you ever found yourself in a slick situation? Was it a “tricky stretch to navigate”? Today’s Devotional provides an example of a situation we might face like “choosing to do what’s right when those around us disagree”. How about unexpected changes, ever had that happen to you on the road of life? So, we need to find “the right pathway”.
in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
So, we can stay on the straight road by trusting God, acknowledging God, and submitting to Him and He will make our paths straight and show us the path to take. We don’t have to go it alone or even in our own strength, “we can trust that God will direct our paths and help us get through the slick patches.”
Today’s Devotional closes with this affirmation: “The most important thing about life’s journey is being on the right road so our feet don’t slide, and our footsteps are secure.”