We need to do our part to accomplish His plan.

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It’s been a while since I’ve posted, and I’m glad today’s topic discusses the importance of doing our part to accomplish God’s plan for our lives. I need to get back into a routine of posting daily again which will feed the ability to start posting podcast episodes too. When God said my purpose was “Be The Dad” which led to the creation of “Be The Dads” it means I need to be doing my part with the site as well as pouring into my wife, kids, and other dads who are struggling to become the dads their wives, kids, and this world need us all to be. It may not be easy or understandable but it is necessary for our good as dads and God’s glory. So, what is it God is asking you to do today to accomplish His plan? Could it be something about your relationship with Him? Might it be something concerning your relationship with your wife? Could it be something with your relationship with your kids? Or might it be a purpose so large that you can’t see it all yet and will require that you walk in obedience to God’s calling to get to see it play out?


We need to do our part to accomplish God's plan

Trusting God in Our Daily Efforts is Our Part

Proverbs 3:5-6 teaches us, “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.” As dads, we must trust God daily, even when we face uncertainties. Continuing to blog daily, even while seeking a new job, demonstrates my faith. Trusting God means believing that He has a plan for us and that our efforts are part of His larger picture.

Key Takeaway: Trust in God’s plan even when the path seems unclear. Practical Application: Start each day with a prayer of trust and commitment to God’s will. Post my blog daily as an act of faith, believing God will guide you through your job search and other responsibilities.


Our Part is Strengthening Relationships with Consistency

Ephesians 5:25 instructs husbands to “love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” This verse highlights the importance of daily acts of love and consistency in our relationships. By committing to my blog, I demonstrate consistency and dedication that can also strengthen my relationships at home. My posts are reminders of my commitment to God’s calling, my wife, and my children.

Key Takeaway: Daily acts of love and consistency strengthen our relationships. Practical Application: Make time daily to connect with my wife and children. Use my blog as a tool to share my journey and encourage other dads to be consistent in their love and actions.


Fulfilling God’s Larger Purpose is Our Part

Jeremiah 29:11 reassures us, “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.” This verse reminds us that God’s plans are always for our good and His glory. My daily posts contribute to a larger purpose, even if you can’t see the full picture yet. Every post is a step in fulfilling the calling God has placed on my life.

Key Takeaway: Every small act contributes to God’s larger purpose. Practical Application: Reflect on Jeremiah 29:11 whenever I feel discouraged. Keep posting daily, trusting that each post is part of God’s greater plan for me and the dads I am reaching.


Our Part is Embracing Daily Faithfulness

In conclusion, being faithful in the small things, such as daily blogging, is vital in accomplishing God’s plan. Proverbs 3:5-6 teaches us to trust God wholeheartedly. Ephesians 5:25 emphasizes the importance of daily acts of love, and Jeremiah 29:11 assures us of God’s good plans for our future. These scriptures together highlight that our daily efforts, no matter how small, play a significant role in God’s greater purpose for our lives. As I commit to posting daily, remember that I am not just fulfilling a routine but also actively participating in God’s work, building a legacy of faithfulness for your family and others to follow.


Today’s Devotional:

This year, I am utilizing the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas, applying its teachings specifically in the context of fatherhood. 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: OUR PART, HIS PLAN

Verse: Joshua 6:3

'March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. '

God’s Plan in our creation

As dads, we must do our part in what God created, planned, and purposed for us to be and do. Imagine being in the time of Joshua and receiving such instructions that didn’t probably seem to make sense as a strategy to conquer a city. Can you imagine the questions going through people’s minds after receiving these instructions? What has God asked of you? Will you choose not to lean on your understanding but trust Him instead, acknowledging Him so He can make your path straight?

Even when we don’t understand God’s Plan

Today’s devotional points to how sometimes “we don’t understand God’s plan.” It continues to speak of how challenging it can be “when God directs you to do something, but you can’t figure out why.” It’s not for us to understand why, it is our part to be obedient. Today’s devotional shares how “our part is to obey God’s direction by faith, even if they don’t make sense.”

We are challenged when “God involves us in far-fetched plans” because when we go along with it and “they succeed, no one but God can possibly claim the credit.” Today’s devotional shares how “Joshua couldn’t take credit for the fall of Jericho.” It points to how it “was a plan that only God could have come up with.” So, take the challenge today and be the dad who will walk by faith in obedience to what God is calling you to do today and “believe that God has a wonderful purpose and a plan for you.”


“God moves in a mysterious way, His wonders to perform. He plants His footsteps in the sea and rides upon the storm.”

WILLIAM COWPER

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