You are valuable: Do you realize how much was given?

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You are valuable as a dad in so many ways. We need to realize the truth to that statement irrespective of the things the world may be saying. So, accept the truth of what God has to say about it and step up and stand up to be the dad God created, purposed, and planned for you to be!

Do you realize how valuable you are to God?

As a father, you hold immense value in the eyes of God. Scripture reminds us that children are a blessing from the Lord (Psalm 127:3). Just as God loves and cares for His children, your role as a dad reflects His nurturing and protective nature. When you invest time, love, and guidance into your children, you mirror God’s heart toward His creation. Remember that your heavenly Father delights in your efforts to raise your kids with wisdom, compassion, and faith.

Do you realize how valuable you are to your wife?

Your value to your wife is immeasurable. You are her partner, confidant, and teammate in this journey of parenthood. Through the ups and downs, your presence matters. Show appreciation for her sacrifices, celebrate her strengths, and be her rock when she feels overwhelmed. Cherish the moments you share—the late-night talks, the laughter, and the quiet support. As a dad, you contribute to the stability and love within your marriage, creating a strong foundation for your family.

Do you realize how valuable you are to your kids?

Your children look up to you with wide-eyed wonder. To them, you are a hero—a source of comfort, guidance, and security. Your words shape their worldview, and your actions leave lasting impressions. Be intentional about spending quality time with them, teaching life lessons, and modeling kindness. Whether it’s playing catch, reading bedtime stories, or offering a listening ear, your investment in their lives molds their character and self-worth. Your value as a dad extends far beyond material provision; it’s about shaping their hearts.

Do you realize how valuable you are to your world?

As a dad, you impact the world around you. Your influence ripples outward—from your immediate family to your community and beyond. Consider the legacy you’re building. Are you leaving a positive mark? Engage in acts of kindness, volunteer, and instill values of empathy and compassion in your children. When you prioritize love, integrity, and service, you contribute to a better world. Remember that even small gestures matter—a smile, a helping hand, or a word of encouragement. Your value extends beyond your own household; it reaches into the lives of others.

Know it! Show it! Live it! You are valuable.

In summary, being a dad is a sacred privilege. Embrace it wholeheartedly, knowing that your role echoes the sacrificial love of Jesus, who gave His life for us. You are valuable, and your impact resonates far beyond what meets the eye.

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:


Verse: John 15:13 (NIV)

Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Therefore, let’s be the dads who realize we are valuable to God, so valuable that He gave Jesus, His one and only Son, that we could believe on Him and receive everlasting life. Moreover, let’s be the dads who love God’s way, unconditionally and selflessly, so that we aren’t so focused on me, me, me but rather on how to love God, our wives, and our kids more. Finally, let’s be the dads who sacrifice for our God and our families and our world so that God receives the praise, the honor, and the glory in Jesus’ name.

What valuable looks like

Today’s Devotional starts with a reference to an old movie called Love Story and a line from it that says “Love means never having to say sorry.” Some may think of it that way but God’s Word says something different as we read in today’s verse. We have the sacrificial example provided by Jesus who gave His life on the cross that we can be redeemed and forgiven, reconciled to God because we are valuable to God.

Today’s Devotional calls for us as dads to not just give our lives up but that we would “lay down our own desires, time, or opinions” for the sake of God, our wives, our kids, and our world. It then points to one of the most famous scriptures in the Bible from John 3:16 which says:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

You are so valuable God gave

Today’s Devotional speaks to how John 3:16 is personal, not generic, it says “that Jesus loves you personally, because as His follower, you are His friend” as expressed in John 15:14-15 which says:

You are my friends if you do what I command. I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Yes, we will face trials and troubles in this world, but don’t allow them to make you feel small or worthless. You are valuable and if or when those feelings come your way, reject them and remember the words of Jesus and take His words to heart.

Today’s Devotional reminds us and challenges us to not forget what Jesus tells us: “You are His friend if you are His follower, and He laid down His life for you.”

Our love to God is measure by our everyday fellowship with others and the love it displays.


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