Popular – Day 6

As we head into day 6 of the next devotional related to dads and the one that came up is an interesting one as it is one on the topic of being popular and using that influence for the good of others. It was also interesting because even though I searched for “dad” it invites middle school students to join the devotional. I am excited to see how this devotional will play into our series of devotionals for dad and how God will choose to use it through me to help us be the dads He purposed and created and planned for us to be! Even as dads we need encouragement to recognize the influence we have. As dads, we need to also use it for the good of others! Popular is a 15-day devotional! Popular comes to us from a group name reThink Group.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, ‘

Hebrews 10:24

Each morning as I turn to God’s Word I find that it speaks right to me and encourages me to press on and press in. God’s Word isn’t some dusty old book but rather it is alive and active!

Let’s be the dads who are ready and willing to hear from God! Let’s be the dads who are ready and willing to trust in God! Let’s be the dads who will go from being hearers of the Word to doers of the Word by living our lives for the glory of God! Let’s be the dads who spur our wives on towards love and good deeds! Let’s be the dads who spur our kids on towards love and good deeds! Let’s be the dads who spur on the people who cross our paths today towards love and good deeds! As we approach our day, let’s consider how we can do this in a way that will bring God the praise, the honor, and the glory while at the same time blessing our wives, kids, and the people God sends our way!


Today’s devotional has been provided by reThink Group!

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://orangestudents.com (About The Publisher)


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:

“Don’t lose sight of the importance of smaller things we can do for God!”

Popular – Day 5

As we head into day 5 of the next devotional related to dads and the one that came up is an interesting one as it is one on the topic of being popular and using that influence for the good of others. It was also interesting because even though I searched for “dad” it invites middle school students to join the devotional. I am excited to see how this devotional will play into our series of devotionals for dad and how God will choose to use it through me to help us be the dads He purposed and created and planned for us to be! Even as dads we need encouragement to recognize the influence we have. As dads, we need to also use it for the good of others! Popular is a 15-day devotional! Popular comes to us from a group name reThink Group.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘“Come, follow me,” Jesus said, “and I will send you out to fish for people.” ‘

Matthew 4:19

God’s Word is alive and active! It speaks to us how it isn’t about rituals and routines or rules and regulations, it’s about a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ! It’s up to us to make the personal decision for ourselves and step into what God has created, purposed, and planned for us to become and accomplish! Let’s be the dads who answer the call to be the dads for our wives, kids, and the world!

Let’s be the dads who will be in a relationship with Jesus! Let’s be the dads who will follow Jesus’ example! Let’s be the dads who continue the work that Jesus started thousands of years ago! Let’s be the dads that answer the call and help point others to Jesus! Let’s be the dads who answer the call and leave a legacy by helping our kids have a relationship with Jesus! Let’s be the dads who leave a legacy in this world by having loved and lead others into the presence of God through Jesus! Let’s be the dads who follow Jesus! Let’s be the dads who help others catch the dream and the vision God has created and purposed for them!


Today’s devotional has been provided by reThink Group!

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://orangestudents.com (About The Publisher)


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:

“Be the regular people that Jesus called to do BIG things!”

  • Let’s be the dads who know God’s Word and know that the disciples who Jesus called were regular people!
  • Let’s be the dads who know God’s Word and that Jesus called these regular people to a higher calling and purpose!
  • Let’s be the dads who hear God’s calling on our lives to live up to a higher calling and purpose than when He found us!
  • Let’s be the dads who will leave the past behind and go follow after Jesus in order to accomplish His plans and purposes for our lives!
  • Let’s be the dads who answer the call to be the husbands for our wives!
  • Let’s be the dads who answer the call to be the dads for our kids!
  • Let’s be the dads who answer the call to be the family and friends!
  • God sees our potential and knows us better than we know ourselves!
  • Let’s be the dads who accept the call and follow after Him!
  • Let’s be the dads so that we can receive the things God sees in us!
  • Today’s devotional puts it this way:
  • Let’s be the dads who answer the call just like the disciples did who will share the Good News of Jesus with our wives, kids, and the world!
  • Every good and perfect gift comes from God, so let’s be good stewards of them!
  • Let’s be the dads who receive the gifts and use them for His glory!
  • Let’s be the dads who receive the gifts and “use our gifts and influence to share Him with others“!
  • Today’s devotional closes with a question and a challenge:
  • THE QUESTION:
  • THE CHALLENGE:

Popular – Day 4

As we head into day 4 of the next devotional related to dads and the one that came up is an interesting one as it is one on the topic of being popular and using that influence for the good of others. It was also interesting because even though I searched for “dad” it invites middle school students to join the devotional. I am excited to see how this devotional will play into our series of devotionals for dad and how God will choose to use it through me to help us be the dads He purposed and created and planned for us to be! Even as dads we need encouragement to recognize the influence we have. As dads, we need to also use it for the good of others! Popular is a 15-day devotional! Popular comes to us from a group name reThink Group.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Do to others as you would have them do to you. ‘

Luke 6:31

God’s Word is so amazing to me. God’s Word is solid as a rock, a firm foundation on which we can build our lives and trust. God’s provided us with this owner’s manual, instruction guide, and a love letter to help us navigate this thing called life. We get to choose if we will spend time reading it, understanding it, and applying it. We each get to choose freely. We all have to make the choice on our own. We all get the chance to share it and use our light to shine into this dark world and use our influence for good!

Let’s be the dads who meditate and spend time in God’s Word! Let’s be the dads who study God’s Word in order to become the best dads we can be! Let’s be the dads who study God’s Word in order to become the dads God created, called, and purposed for us to be! Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives in a way that others can sense the presence of God by the way we treat them! Let’s be the dads who “Do to others as you would have them do to you”!


Today’s devotional has been provided by reThink Group!

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://orangestudents.com (About The Publisher)


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:

If we want to be treated well, then that’s the way we should treat others.

  • Let’s be the dads who realize that words have power and so choose our words wisely!
  • Let’s be the dads who realize that our behavior towards others matters and so we need to treat others right!
  • Let’s be the dads who know that “the fastest way to lose our influence with others is to treat them poorly.
  • Let’s be the dads who don’t treat “the people around us whatever influence we may haveunkindly, disrespectfully, or hurtfully because we know it will damage our relationships and influence!
  • Let’s be the dads who take advantage of having the opportunity to do good and treat others like we want to be treated!
  • Let’s be the dads who choose to treat people kindly, respectfully, lovingly, pleasantly, and with comforting behavior for their good and their benefit!
  • Let’s be the dads who want to make a difference in the lives of others!
  • Let’s be the dads who commit to following Jesus and this command He has given us to “do to others as you would have them do to you”!
  • Let’s be the dads who live by example and model the practice of doing to others as we would have them do to us!
  • Let’s be the dads who make a shift in the way we treat others to treat them better!
  • Let’s be the dads who model Jesus’ command to the world around us so that they could see it and start doing the same!
  • Let’s be the dads who model Jesus’ command towards our wives!
  • Let’s be the dads who model Jesus’ command towards our kids!
  • Let’s be the dads who model Jesus’ command towards the world around us!
  • Today’s devotional leaves us with the following challenge:

Popular – Day 3

As we head into day 3 of the next devotional related to dads and the one that came up is an interesting one as it is one on the topic of being popular and using that influence for the good of others. It was also interesting because even though I searched for “dad” it invites middle school students to join the devotional. I am excited to see how this devotional will play into our series of devotionals for dad and how God will choose to use it through me to help us be the dads He purposed and created and planned for us to be! Even as dads we need encouragement to recognize the influence we have. As dads, we need to also use it for the good of others! Popular is a 15-day devotional! Popular comes to us from a group name reThink Group.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” ‘

Mark 12:31

God’s Word is so powerful as we consider what to do today. It tells us how important it is to love and be loved! God loves us so much that He sent Jesus! We are to love because God first loved us! And as we are filled with God’s love we should overflow in love to the people God brings into our lives! As we do that we will get to accomplish the second which is to love our neighbors as ourselves.

Let’s be the dads who are filled to overflowing with love! Let’s be the dads who when our tanks are running low invite God into the situation and into our hearts so that we can get refilled by being in His presence and then be able to overflow love into the world around us! Let’s be the dads who make sure we prioritize properly pouring love into the lives of our wives, the lives of our kids, and then the world around us!


Today’s devotional has been provided by reThink Group!

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://orangestudents.com (About The Publisher)


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
What is the most important commandment?

Popular – Day 2

As we head into day 2 of the next devotional related to dads and the one that came up is an interesting one as it is one on the topic of being popular and using that influence for the good of others. It was also interesting because even though I searched for “dad” it invites middle school students to join the devotional. I am excited to see how this devotional will play into our series of devotionals for dad and how God will choose to use it through me to help us be the dads He purposed and created and planned for us to be! Even as dads we need encouragement to recognize the influence we have. As dads, we need to also use it for the good of others! Popular is a 15-day devotional! Popular comes to us from a group name reThink Group.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Our people must learn to devote themselves to doing what is good, in order to provide for urgent needs and not live unproductive lives. ‘

Titus 3:14

God’s Word never fails to amaze me as it speaks to me right where I am at. Even as I consider the plans for today and the theme that comes to mind, God is able to take His Word and speak right into my very situation, right on schedule, right on cue, and never missing the mark. God is so amazing and to know that His Word is alive and active encourages and builds me up.

Let’s be the dads who learn to devote themselves to doing what is good! Let’s be the dads who learn to devote themselves to doing good in order to provide for urgent needs! Let’s be the dads who learn to devote themselves to doing what is good in living productive lives for the glory of God!

Let’s be the dads who allocate, assign, allot, commit, give, give over, afford, apportion, surrender, consign, sacrifice, pledge, dedicate, consecrate, set aside, earmark, reserve, designate, and spare our time and energy to do what is good! Let’s be the dads who allocate, assign, allot, commit, give, give over, afford, apportion, surrender, consign, sacrifice, pledge, dedicate, consecrate, set aside, earmark, reserve, designate, and spare our time and energy to accomplish God’s will in our lives! Let’s be the dads who allocate, assign, allot, commit, give, give over, afford, apportion, surrender, consign, sacrifice, pledge, dedicate, consecrate, set aside, earmark, reserve, designate, and spare our time and energy to pursue God’s purpose in our lives! Let’s be the dads who allocate, assign, allot, commit, give, give over, afford, apportion, surrender, consign, sacrifice, pledge, dedicate, consecrate, set aside, earmark, reserve, designate, and spare our time and energy to answering God’s call upon our lives!


Today’s devotional has been provided by reThink Group!

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://orangestudents.com (About The Publisher)


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“Devoted to doing good”

  • Let’s be the dads who are devoted to doing good for our wives!
  • Let’s be the dads who are devoted to doing good for our kids!
  • Let’s be the dads who are devoted to doing good for the world around us!
  • Today’s devotional poses very interesting and powerful questions:
  • Do you remember when you were a kid, things that you would become devoted to?
  • How about now how are you being the dads that are devoted to something?
  • Has the focus changed? Has the purpose changed? Has the calling changed?
  • 2022 for me has 2 things God has put top of mind:
    • 1) Be The Dad
    • 2) THRIVE for the glory of God
  • With Be The Dads, I started on day 1 of 2022 writing this blog as my focus and devotion to God’s calling as I try to get more insight and details for this calling God has put upon my life in 2021.
  • 2022 scripture theme kicked off with the word THRIVE and so each morning as I begin my day I start by writing about how God is working in and through my life to help me to thrive for His glory!
  • How do you answer the questions from today’s devotional?
  • What is it that you are devoting your time, energy, and money towards?
  • Today’s devotional reminds us how “we devote ourselves to things all the time, but Paul is reminding us here to devote ourselves to the most important thing: doing what is good.
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our time to doing what is good for the glory of God!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our energy to doing what is good for the glory of God!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our attention to doing what is good for the glory of God!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our time to doing what is good for our wives!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our energy to doing what is good for our wives!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our attention to doing what is good for our wives!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our time to doing what is good for our kids!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our energy to doing what is good for our kids!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our attention to doing what is good for our kids!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our time to doing what is good for ourselves!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our energy to doing what is good for ourselves!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our attention to doing what is good for ourselves!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our time to doing what is good for others!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our energy to doing what is good for others!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote ourselves to giving our attention to doing what is good for others!
  • Let’s be the dads who devote our lives to using our influence for good!
  • Today’s devotional closes with a question and then a directive:

Popular – Day 1

It was time to move on to the next devotional related to dads and when I did my search the one that came up is an interesting one as it is one on the topic of being popular and using that influence for the good of others. It was also interesting because even though I searched for “dad” it invites middle school students to join the devotional. I am excited to see how this devotional will play into our series of devotionals for dad and how God will choose to use it through me to help us be the dads He purposed and created and planned for us to be! Even as dads we need encouragement to recognize the influence we have. As dads, we need to also use it for the good of others! Popular is a 15-day devotional! Popular comes to us from a group name reThink Group.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. ‘

1 Timothy 4:12

God’s Word is for all of us! God’s Word can equip us at every and any age! God’s Word is active and alive and can meet us right where we are at! So let’s grab hold of how today’s Word from God can help us to be or become the dads God desires for us to be!

Let’s be the dads who don’t judge or look at someone from the wrong perspective based on their age, their size, or their stature! Let’s be the dads who look at others not up to or down to but at others! Let’s be the dads who lead by example so that our wives, our kids, and our worlds can see it and glorify our Father in Heaven! Let’s be the dads who choose to live lives that will set an example for others by the words we use! Let’s be the dads who choose to live lives that will set an example for others by the way we conduct our lives! Let’s be the dads who choose to live lives with an overabundance of love so that God’s love flows into us and then through us so that the overflow can be poured out on all those God brings into our lives, first to our wives, then to our kids, and then to everyone else! Let’s be the dads who set an example by living out the faith we have in Jesus so that others may see the fruit being produced by our decision to stay connected to Jesus and glorify our Father in Heaven! Let’s be the dads who set an example by making good choices to live lives of purity! Let’s be the dads who are servant leaders and who lead by example!


Today’s devotional has been provided by reThink Group!

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://orangestudents.com (About The Publisher)


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
“Perspective”

Agape: A Father’s Love – Day 3

As today’s devotional comes to a close with day 3 of 3, it is amazing how God chooses to speak to us. It is amazing how great His love is for us! It is amazing how far He is willing to go to get our attention! It’s just a matter of where we are and how we will respond. Will we allow our hearts to be softened and recreated? Will you allow our minds to be receptive to His instruction and wisdom? It’s a choice that we will all have to and get to make!

What a great word to see as my next devotional topic AGAPE – agape (/ɑːˈɡɑːpeɪ, ˈɑːɡəˌpeɪ, ˈæɡə-/;[1][2] from Ancient Greek ἀγάπη (agápē)) is unconditional love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”. What a way to kick off a Sunday and consider how it is a 3-day devotional means we will need to find another one for Wednesday! What a way to kick off the calendar week with the topic of the highest form of love! What a way to kick off the calendar week with the topic of unconditional love! Let’s be the dads who love unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love our wives unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love our kids unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love others unconditionally so that they may experience God’s presence in and through our lives! Let’s dig in to get all this devotional has to offer! In the description from Bible.com we read about how “Vance K. Jackson leads readers in this heart-transforming message. God is Love. There is no comparison to the Love of God. Let His Love fill every void. There is nothing that can replace His Love. There is nothing that can compete with His Love. Let the Love of God serve as the foundation of every area of your heart as you read this timely message.” Such an intro makes me so excited to read and learn and share what I find with each of you.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. ‘

Matthew 18:21-22

‘In that day their burden will be lifted from your shoulders, their yoke from your neck; the yoke will be broken because you have grown so fat. ‘

Isaiah 10:27

‘Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. ‘

1 Peter 5:7

God’s Word never returns void! God’s Word isn’t dead on dusty old pages of an old book but rather God’s Word is alive and active, sharper than a double-edged sword!

Do you realize how important it is to forgive? It was one of the most powerful moments in my life when I finally was able to let go of the anger, the bitterness, the frustration, the sadness, and the loneliness and replace them with forgiveness that filled my heart with love, hope, and joy! Let me share a quick video with you on the subject before we continue to our next scripture!

THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS!

Let’s be the dads who are ready and willing to forgive! Let’s be the dads who choose to forgive! Let’s be the dads who aren’t keeping count of the offenses because we are too busy forgiving! Let’s be the dads who aren’t causing ourselves more pain by not forgiving others! Let’s be the dads who can forgive our wives! Let’s be the dads who can forgive our kids! Let’s be the dads who can forgive the people with whom we live out this life! That’s right, not just 7 times but keep forgiving!

Let’s be the dads who receive Jesus into our hearts! Let’s be the dads who have the yoke broken by the love of Jesus! Let’s be the dads who are able to receive the yoke and burden Jesus is offering us and giving up the one we have been carrying! Let’s be the dads who accept the offer to allow Jesus to bear the burdens of this life with us and not have to go it alone! Let’s be the dads who accept the offer to allow Jesus to exchange the yoke of this life with us for His yoke that is easy! Let’s be the dads who will give up on trying to do enough, be good enough, etc. but instead receive the gift of grace by faith in Jesus! Let’s be the dads who produce good fruit because of the overflow of God’s love from our hearts and our faith in Jesus! So rather than doing to receive we are doing from the overflow of our hearts in faith for we know that faith without works is dead! Let’s be the dads who give up and give over to Jesus “The “yoke of the Pharisees” is the burdensome yoke of self-righteousness and legalistic law-keeping.” Let’s be the dads who trade yokes with Jesus because we realize that “Jesus was saying that any kind of law-keeping is burdensome and amounts to a “heavy yoke” of oppression because no amount of law-keeping can bridge the gap between our sinfulness and God’s holiness.” Let’s be the dads who will ask questions and dig deeper to understand God’s Word! I found this commentary on “What makes Jesus’ yoke easy and His burden light” and it says:

What makes Jesus’ yoke easy and His burden light is that in Jesus’ own active obedience (i.e., His perfect fulfillment of the Law of God), He carried the burden that we were meant to carry. His perfect obedience is applied (imputed) to us through faith, just as His righteousness was exchanged for our sin at the cross (2 Corinthians 5:21). Our obedience to Jesus then becomes our “spiritual worship” (Romans 12:1). Furthermore, we are indwelt by the Holy Spirit who works in our lives to mold us into the image of Christ, thereby making the yoke of Jesus easy and His burden light. The life lived by faith is a much lighter yoke and a much easier burden to carry than the heavy and burdensome yoke of self-righteousness under which some continually strive to make themselves acceptable to God through works.

What does it mean when Jesus says, “my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:30)? | GotQuestions.org

Let’s be the dads who do not allow anxiety and worry to weigh us down! Let’s be the dads who when anxiety or worry comes our way, choose to cast all of it (not a piece, not a part, not some, but all of it) on God! Let’s be the dads who pray without ceasing because we want to be walking out our entire life in a relationship with God! Let’s be the dads who choose to cast all our cares and anxiety on God because we know that He cares for us!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Vance K. Jackson (http://www.VanceKJackson.com).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://www.VanceKJackson.com (About The Publisher).


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Love Breaks Cycles.

Agape: A Father’s Love – Day 2

As I was about to begin today, receiving a message from the other of today’s devotional touched my heart and I am so blessed that God not only called me to start “Be The Dads” but has opened the door to have me connect with incredible people who have written dad devotionals.

What a great word to see as my next devotional topic AGAPE – agape (/ɑːˈɡɑːpeɪ, ˈɑːɡəˌpeɪ, ˈæɡə-/;[1][2] from Ancient Greek ἀγάπη (agápē)) is unconditional love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”. What a way to kick off a Sunday and consider how it is a 3-day devotional means we will need to find another one for Wednesday! What a way to kick off the calendar week with the topic of the highest form of love! What a way to kick off the calendar week with the topic of unconditional love! Let’s be the dads who love unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love our wives unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love our kids unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love others unconditionally so that they may experience God’s presence in and through our lives! Let’s dig in to get all this devotional has to offer! In the description from Bible.com we read about how “Vance K. Jackson leads readers in this heart-transforming message. God is Love. There is no comparison to the Love of God. Let His Love fill every void. There is nothing that can replace His Love. There is nothing that can compete with His Love. Let the Love of God serve as the foundation of every area of your heart as you read this timely message.” Such an intro makes me so excited to read and learn and share what I find with each of you.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us. ‘

Psalms 103:12

‘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. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. ‘

John 3:16-17

‘Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, ‘

Romans 8:1

‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. ‘

Deuteronomy 6:5

God’s Word amazes me. It’s not a bunch of words on a page, even though it is because it is God speaking to us and so the Words are alive and jump off the page and speak to us through the Holy Spirit. You realize God has something today when your daily post, your daily verse, and your devotional all point the same way. Today that was the verse from Romans 8:1 which was also the verse of the day today from bible.com. When I grabbed it originally I extended it to include verse 2 because it gives an explanation, the why behind the statement, the because statement to help us better understand why God and what God has done for us!

Let’s be the dads who receive God’s Word into our hearts, minds, and lives and choose to live in alignment with them! Let’s be the dads who receive God’s Word that He has removed our transgressions from us through Jesus as far as the east is from the west! Let’s be the dads who similarly can choose to forgive and not allow bitterness and anger to become roots in our hearts or anchors that would hold us back from being everything God created, purposed, and called us to be! Let’s be the dads who don’t hold the past over people but rather by forgiving are able to move forward!

Let’s be the dads who love! Let’s be the dads who receive God’s love as described in John 3! Let’s be the dads who love so much that we are generous! Let’s be the dads who receive God’s gift and grace of love through Jesus so that we will not perish but have eternal life! Let’s be the dads who love enough that we live to bring our wives and our kids with us on this journey so that they too can receive the incredible gift of grace and love of God through Jesus and get to spend eternity with us in heaven with God! Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives wanting to make this world a better place! Just like God didn’t send Jesus to condemn the world let’s be the dads who are going out and being the husbands and the dads, the friends, and the coworkers who are making a difference and helping to lead others into the presence of God! Let’s be the dads who are Jesus with skin on to people who may never step into a church!

Let’s be the dads who can grab hold of not only how thanks to Jesus we no longer need to live with or in condemnation, that is with or in censure, criticism, castigation, stricture, denunciation, damnation, vilification, opprobrium, reproof, disapproval, disapprobation, reprobation, arraignment, excoriation, and objurgation! So with all of that behind us, let’s be the dads who grab hold of the BECAUSE so we don’t think it is because we did something or accomplished something, but rather realize that Jesus paid it all! Let’s be the dads who live our lives without condemnation “because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.

Let’s be the dads who have the fountain of life who is Jesus in our hearts, filling us so that we thirst no more and overflow with love and compassion for all those God brings across our paths today! Let’s be the dads who love our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who love our friends and neighbors! Let’s be the dads who love our family and coworkers! Let’s be the dads who love God with all of our hearts, all of our souls, and all of our strength!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Vance K. Jackson (http://www.VanceKJackson.com).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://www.VanceKJackson.com (About The Publisher).


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Love Breaks Yokes.

Agape: A Father’s Love – Day 1

As I started today I needed to find a new devotional to start. What a great word to see as my next devotional topic AGAPE – agape (/ɑːˈɡɑːpeɪ, ˈɑːɡəˌpeɪ, ˈæɡə-/;[1][2] from Ancient Greek ἀγάπη (agápē)) is unconditional love, “the highest form of love, charity” and “the love of God for man and of man for God”. What a way to kick off a Sunday and consider how it is a 3-day devotional means we will need to find another one for Wednesday! What a way to kick off the calendar week with the topic of the highest form of love! What a way to kick off the calendar week with the topic of unconditional love! Let’s be the dads who love unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love our wives unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love our kids unconditionally! Let’s be the dads who love others unconditionally so that they may experience God’s presence in and through our lives! Let’s dig in to get all this devotional has to offer! In the description from Bible.com we read about how “Vance K. Jackson leads readers in this heart-transforming message. God is Love. There is no comparison to the Love of God. Let His Love fill every void. There is nothing that can replace His Love. There is nothing that can compete with His Love. Let the Love of God serve as the foundation of every area of your heart as you read this timely message.” Such an intro makes me so excited to read and learn and share what I find with each of you.


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. ‘

1 Corinthians 13:4

What is so amazing to me is when I grab hold of how the Bible tells us that God is love and then in 1 Corinthians 13 we get the definition of love. When bringing the two concepts together, we can replace the word love with God within the definition. Let’s pause for a second and look at the scriptures and the outcome of doing just that.

‘Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

1 John 4:8

‘Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. ‘

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

So since we know God is love that means we can rewrite or meditate on the reality that:

‘God is patient, God is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud. He does not dishonor others, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. God does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. God never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.’

Imagine if we could be the dads who are love. Imagine if we could be the dads who can live our lives unconditionally loving our wives, our kids, and everyone God brings into our lives. Imagine a world with dads who love unconditionally and could live out their lives as the love in 1 Corinthians where we choose to live our lives out so that it could be rewritten as:

Dad is patient, Dad is kind. He does not envy, He does not boast, He is not proud. He does not dishonor others, He is not self-seeking, He is not easily angered, He keeps no record of wrongs. Dad does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. He always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Dad never fails.

Let’s be the dads who choose to aim to become 1 Corinthians 13 dads. Let’s be the dads who choose to become more like God with the aim of becoming 1 Corinthians 13 dads. Let’s jump into what today’s devotional has to share and teach us!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Vance K. Jackson (http://www.VanceKJackson.com).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit http://www.VanceKJackson.com (About The Publisher).


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Agape: A Father’s Love.

UNCOMMEN: Dads 2 – Day 5

Happy to have found another devotional by UNCOMMEN that we will finish today. This is a sequel to the first UNCOMMEN Dad’s devotional and will look to challenge us to be better dads, better Christians, and better men! This devotional will do so by tackling subjects like effort, trust, consistency, and more. I am excited to see Jesus in and through this devotional and how He can and will infuse us with life-changing power to make us become UNCOMMEN Dads!


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘And give my son Solomon the wholehearted devotion to keep your commands, statutes and decrees and to do everything to build the palatial structure for which I have provided.” ‘

1 Chronicles 29:19

‘Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. ‘

James 5:16

‘if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land. ‘

2 Chronicles 7:14

As we close out our devotional today let’s dig into the last scriptures that are incorporated into today’s message. God’s Word is alive and active and is good for teaching and directing us! Let’s grab a hold of our responsibility when it comes to raising our kids and be the dads!

Let’s be the dads who are preparing our kids and pointing our kids to God! Let’s be the dads who are praying and in relationship with God so that we can ask Him to help our kids be wholeheartedly devoted to keeping God’s commands, statutes, and decrees! Let’s be the dads who live godly examples so that our kids will do everything to build the life God and us as dads have provided and prepared for them to accomplish!

Let’s be the dads who trust and lean in on God so much that we confess our sins to one another! Let’s be the dads who are living for the glory of God by praying for each other that we may be healed! Let’s be the dads who stick close to God and live to imitate God because we know that the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective!

Let’s be the dads who are walking humbly rather than prideful! Let’s be the dads who are called Christians! Let’s be the dads who will humble ourselves and pray to God! Let’s be the dads who will humble ourselves and seek God’s face! Let’s be the dads who will humble ourselves and turn from our wicked ways! Let’s be the dads who God will hear from heaven! Let’s be the dads who God will forgive our sins! Let’s be the dads who God will heal our land!


Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN (https://www.uncommen.org).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit  https://www.uncommen.org/ About The Publisher.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
The Power of a Praying Father

UNCOMMEN: Dads 2 – Day 4

Happy to have found another devotional by UNCOMMEN that will last 2 more days. This is a sequel to the first UNCOMMEN Dad’s devotional and will look to challenge us to be better dads, better Christians, and better men! This devotional will do so by tackling subjects like effort, trust, consistency, and more. I am excited to see Jesus in and through this devotional and how He can and will infuse us with life-changing power to make us become UNCOMMEN Dads!


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Whoever spares the rod hates their children, but the one who loves their children is careful to discipline them. ‘

Proverbs 13:24

God’s Word isn’t just to teach kids but all of us! God’s Word is active and alive! God’s Word is sharp and can cut right through the situation to get right to the core of things! Let’s make sure to spend time in God’s Word and be filled with wisdom and discernment needed for today!

Let’s be the dads who use discipline to teach our kids life lessons! Let’s be the dads who don’t take God’s Word out of context but rather make sure to take God’s Word “in its correct, biblical context, it is understood as an important strategy in equipping parents in the teaching, training, and disciplining of children within their family.” Let’s be the dads who take the word “rod” in proper context as a shepherd would “his rod was never used to harm the sheep.” Let’s be the dads who don’t twist God’s Word because we know that the “rod” spoken of in today’s verse aligns with how the shepherd would use his rod and “It was more often an instrument for guidance or comfort.” Let’s consider how David spoke of God’s rod and staff in Psalm 23 when he said “Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.” Let’s be the dads who when “Interpreting Scripture should always be carried out grammatically and in a correct, historical context.” Let’s be the dads who take time to study even one verse to make sure we understand it and find study references to help us dig deeper like:

Let’s be the dads who use the Bible to help interpret the meaning of the Bible!


Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN (https://www.uncommen.org).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit  https://www.uncommen.org/ About The Publisher.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Be Consistent With Your Discipline

UNCOMMEN: Dads 2 – Day 3

Happy to have found another devotional by UNCOMMEN that will last 3 more days. This is a sequel to the first UNCOMMEN Dad’s devotional and will look to challenge us to be better dads, better Christians, and better men! This devotional will do so by tackling subjects like effort, trust, consistency, and more. I am excited to see Jesus in and through this devotional and how He can and will infuse us with life-changing power to make us become UNCOMMEN Dads!


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. ‘

1 Timothy 5:8

God’s Word is so powerful and timely! God’s Word is unchanging and the Bible is His inspired words to us! God’s Word is an instruction manual to help us be able to live out this life to the full!

Let’s be the dads who make time and take time to read and study God’s Word! Let’s be the dads who provide for our relatives! Let’s be the dads who provide for our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who demonstrate and model our faith by providing for our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who can speak life into other men because we do provide for our relatives and can help encourage them to do the same! Let’s not be the dads who deny our faith by ignoring the call on us to provide for our relatives and immediate family! Let’s not be the dads who deny our faith by becoming worse than unbelievers by not taking care of our wives and kids! Let’s be the dads who provide for our relatives, and especially our wives and kids!


Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN (https://www.uncommen.org).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit  https://www.uncommen.org/ About The Publisher.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
More Than New Shoes

UNCOMMEN: Dads 2 – Day 2

Happy to have found another devotional by UNCOMMEN that will last 4 more days. This is a sequel to the first UNCOMMEN Dad’s devotional and will look to challenge us to be better dads, better Christians, and better men! This devotional will do so by tackling subjects like effort, trust, consistency, and more. I am excited to see Jesus in and through this devotional and how He can and will infuse us with life-changing power to make us become UNCOMMEN Dads!


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it. ‘

Proverbs 22:6

God’s Word is active and alive! God’s Word is direct and sharp enough to get to the core of the matter! I am so excited to get to dig into devotionals about dads this year and that God switched up the pattern I had been following for spending time in His Word towards the purpose and calling He has put on my life around Being The Dads!

So let’s be the dads who teach and train our kids based on the Bible! Let’s be the dads who rebuke and correct our kids based on the Bible! Let’s be the dads who use God’s Word to help our kids grow up knowing Jesus and His righteousness! Let’s be the dads who lead by example so that our kids learn how to live a life that is glorifying to God and will be able to pursue their calling and Jesus all the days of their lives!


Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN (https://www.uncommen.org).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit  https://www.uncommen.org/ About The Publisher.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Fill the Trust Bucket

UNCOMMEN: Dads 2 – Day 1

I searched for our next devotional for dads and found this one from UNCOMMEN that will last 5 days. This is a sequel to the first UNCOMMEN Dad’s devotional and will look to challenge us to be better dads, better Christians, and better men! This devotional will do so by tackling subjects like effort, trust, consistency, and more. I am excited to see Jesus in and through this devotional and how He can and will infuse us with life-changing power to make us become UNCOMMEN Dads!


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. ‘

James 1:22

Let’s be the dads who take time to hear from God by spending time in His Word! Let’s be the dads who read it! Let’s be the dads who listen to it! Let’s be the dads who meditate on what it is saying to us! Let’s be the dads who then put our faith into action and do what it says! Let’s be the dads who go beyond being hearers of the Word and step into being doers of the Word! Let’s be the dads who invest in the Word of God, the plans of God, the purposes of God, and the will of God! Let’s be the dads who get it done!


Today’s devotional has been provided by UNCOMMEN (https://www.uncommen.org).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit  https://www.uncommen.org/ About The Publisher.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
You Get Out What You Put In

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 7

Wow, another devotional is coming to a close and so I will need to find a new one tomorrow. It is amazing to me how quickly time flies and getting to look through various dad devotionals helps me grab hold of and make the most of each day. After a week of grabbing onto Love Slows Down, I did a search to discover what the next devotional series would be and found Survival Gear for Dads | Devotional Reading Plan | YouVersion Bible. Ever found it hard to be a godly dad? Ever found it exhausting to be a godly dad? Ever found it challenging to be a godly dad? Ever found it thrilling to be a godly dad? Ever found it confusing to be a godly dad? Ever found it rewarding to be a godly dad? As today’s devotional tells us “Being a godly father is an exhausting, challenging, thrilling, dangerous, confusing, and rewarding endeavor. It’s both a place you are and a journey you’re on. It’s a destination you arrive at and a process of becoming.” I am excited to get to read another devotional from the Manhood Journey and to read that this plan “will help you gear up for the journey, get a sense of where you are right now, and what steps to take next.” So let’s get into it and see what we can learn and what tools we can add to our toolbelt to be a part of our survival gear for this journey of being a godly dad!


Let’s check out our scriptures for today’s devotional:


‘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.’

Proverbs 3:5-6

‘All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, ‘

2 Timothy 3:16

‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. ‘

Philippians 4:6-7

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

John 15:13

‘For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” ‘

Mark 10:45

‘ “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. ‘

Luke 16:10

‘These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. ‘

Deuteronomy 6:6-8

Today’s devotional captures so many scriptures to close out our study. God’s Word is active and alive and all these scriptures point us to being the dads who live our lives in a way to impact the people God brings into our lives by servant leadership and teaching and training them so that they can be disciples and pass on all God has for them and for them to share and pass along!

Let’s be the dads who don’t try to do it on our own and in our own ways but instead let’s live our lives so that our wives, kids, and the world will see that we are trusting in God with all of our hearts rather than trying to lean on our own understanding! Let’s be the dads who acknowledge and submit our lives to God so that He is able to make our paths straight and the world can see His hand working in and through us!

Let’s be the dads who study God’s Word and share God’s Word because we know that all scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness!

Let’s be the dads who trust God so much that we aren’t anxious or worried about things but instead take those things and lift them up in prayer and petition to God, with thanksgiving and praise so that the world can see us living and glorify our Father in Heaven! Let’s be the dads who allow God’s peace that surpasses all understanding guard our hearts and minds in Jesus!

Let’s be the dads who give, serve, and sacrifice for our wives, kids, and the world so that they see Jesus in us and will receive it and realize the love of God working in and through us! Let’s be the dads who take hold of Jesus’ example and choose to live our lives to serve others starting with our wives and kids and then those God brings into our lives! Let’s be the dads who realize how much God loves us and our wives and our kids and this world because He gave His life as a ransom for each of us!

Let’s be the dads who are good stewards! Let’s be the dads who can be trusted! Let’s be the dads who when given little show that we are trustworthy! Let’s be the dads who when given much show our honesty! Let’s be the dads who choose to be good stewards!

Let’s be the dads who choose to live our lives in ways that will glorify God and point others to Him through love! Let’s be the dads who are living by example so that others may see us and glorify our Father in Heaven! Let’s be the dads who impress God’s Word on our children both in word and by example! Let’s be the dads who train our kids in truth! Let’s be the dads who protect our kids by sharing God, God’s Word, and God’s love with them!


Today’s devotional has been provided by Manhood Journey (https://www.manhoodjourney.org).

Reading through today’s devotional, here are some takeaways for me:
(check out the devotional on your own too to see if you pick up other nuggets, and please share your findings in the comments)

For more information, please visit About The Publisher.


Takeaways from Today’s Devotional:
Make Disciples