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

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 6

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:


‘ “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

‘No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. ‘

1 Corinthians 10:24

‘Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” ‘

Hebrews 13:5

God’s Word is so incredible. It’s trustworthy throughout the generations! It’s unfailing and never changing! God’s Word is the same yesterday, today, and forever! God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! So let’s grab hold of what His Word tells us today!

Let’s be the dads who can be trusted! Let’s be the dads who are trustworthy no matter how much or how little we are given to take care of! Let’s be the dads who aren’t dishonest! Let’s be the dads who aren’t dishonest with even a little because it will point to a problem in our hearts and so put up barriers to getting trusted with much!

Let’s be the dads who are seeking the good of our wives! Let’s be the dads who are seeking the good of our kids! Let’s be the dads who are seeking the good of all those God brings into our lives! Let’s be the dads who aren’t selfish or self-seeking! Let’s be the dads God created, purposed, and plans for us to be and become!

Putting all of these together, let’s be the dads who are good stewards and demonstrate good stewardship!


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:
Steward Resources

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 5

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:


‘It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him. ‘

Deuteronomy 13:4

‘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

‘Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. ‘

John 13:14

God’s Word is so incredible to me because just looking into it and reading it speaks such volumes. Taking verses from various parts of the Bible and putting them together on a topic or theme is so powerful because it speaks from God, about God, and to our hearts! The one compilation that always gets me is The Father’s Love Letter that I discovered many years ago. Take a moment to consider how the Bible is God’s love letter to us! (the first version shows the text of the verses, the second is the 20th Anniversary Edition)

The Father’s Love Letter (20th Anniversary Edition)

Looking at today’s reading we start with the command and direction for us to be the dads who follow the Lord! We are to be the dads that revere God! We are to be the dads who keep His commands! We are to be the dads who obey Him! We are to be the dads who serve Him! We are to be the dads who hold fast to Him!

Today’s reading teaches us that we aren’t to be the dads who try to hold power over others or force others to serve us but rather that we would be the dads who serve! Just as Jesus didn’t come to be served, we are the dads who shouldn’t be trying to get or have others serve us! We are to be the dads who serve others! We are to be the dads who serve our wives, our kids, and our world with a heart to serve and save many!

Let’s be the dads who are willing to serve others! Let’s be the dads who are humble enough to serve those in need! Let’s be the dads who are humble enough to serve our wives! Let’s be the dads who are humble enough to serve our kids! Let’s be the dads who are humble enough to wash one another’s feet!


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:
Serve Others

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 4

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:


A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.

Proverbs 17:17

As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.

Proverbs 27:17

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

John 15:13

God’s Word is alive and active and is able to meet us right where we are at. So let’s make sure we spend time in God’s Word in order to hear what He has to say. Allow God to lead and guide you in the ways you should go and how to study His Word. This year I have mixed things up and instead of going through a devotional that brings me through the Bible in a year, I am working my way through devotionals on the theme of dad.

Let’s be the dads who love our fellow brothers in prosperity and adversity! Let’s be the dads who love our fellow brothers and will stick with them and give them a hand up if and when adversity comes their way! Let’s be the dads who love our wives and our kids and support and encourage them through adversity! Let’s be the dads who have a legacy of love, unconditional love for our wives, our kids, and the people God brings across our paths!

Let’s be the dads who are willing to lean in and have the tough conversations with our wives, our kids, and the people God brings across our path because we know that it will allow both parties to be sharpened! Let’s be the dads who are willing to connect and have contact, even if and when it hurts in order to help our wives, our kids, and the people God brings across our path so that we can sharpen one another, even if it may hurt at the moment! Let’s be the dads who love our wives, our kids, and our God intimately!

Let’s be the dads who love our wives, our kids, and the people God brings across our path sacrificially! Let’s be the dads who love sacrificially and are willing to give! Let’s be the dads who love our wives, our kids, and the people God brings across our path as Jesus has loved us! Let’s be the dads who love unconditionally, intimately, and sacrificially for the glory of God!


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:
Build Relationships

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 3

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:


‘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

‘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

‘This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. ‘

1 John 5:14

As we jump into our today let’s never forget to start in God’s Word to help prepare us for the day ahead. God’s Word is active and alive and able to speak right into our day! God’s Word never returns void and so let’s not hesitate nor delegate the meditation on God’s Word but rather meditate on it daily as we pray without ceasing!

Let’s be the dads who are called by God’s name! Let’s be the dads who humble ourselves and pray and seek God’s face! Let’s be the dads who turn from our wicked ways so that God will hear from heaven, forgive our sin, and heal our land! Let’s be the dads God created us to be today!

Let’s be the dads who aren’t anxious for anything because in every situation by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving we present our requests to God! Let’s be the dads who walk with the peace of God that transcends all understanding and will guard our hearts and minds in Christ Jesus! Let’s be the dads who can live carefree, unconcerned, and relaxed because we cast all our cares upon God because we know He cares for us! Let’s be the dads who walk in relationship with Jesus rather than allowing the devil to create anxiety, worry, and fear!

Let’s be the dads who are seeking to live our lives in accordance with God’s will! Let’s be the dads who are living our lives in pursuit of God’s will! Let’s be the dads who ask God for something in accordance with His will! Let’s be the dads who are living confidence that God is hearing our prayers! Let’s be the dads who can approach God with confidence because we know, we have faith, we believe that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us!


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:
Pray Fervently

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 2

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:


‘I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you. ‘

Psalms 119:11

‘Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path. ‘

Psalms 119:105

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

2 Timothy 3:16

Every day I wake up and wonder what God is going to do today. Every day I start by turning to His Word! God’s Word is active and alive! God’s Word is available and accessible for us to use and reference to get through life! God’s Word is something we should meditate on and memorize. Let’s check out what the verses that related to today’s devotional tell us!

Let’s be the dads who store up God’s Word in our hearts so that when we are faced with having to make a decision we won’t sin against God! Let’s be the dads who write God’s Word in our hearts and allow the Holy Spirit to live in our hearts and invite Jesus into our hearts! Let’s be the dads who focus on God’s Word daily! Let’s be the dads who stay in contact with God throughout our days by praying without ceasing so that we always have the wisdom of the Holy Spirit to help us make the right decisions and move into all God has planned and prepared for us!

Let’s be the dads who use the Word of God as a lamp for our feet, helping us to know and see where we are going! Let’s be the dads who use the Word of God as a light unto our path so that we can see beyond our feet and be able to step out in faith, trusting God even when we can’t see that far ahead! Let’s be the dads who aren’t walking around, stumbling around, and bumping into everything because we spend time in the Word and we walk in alignment with the Word so that not only will we glorify God by pursuing His will and His way but will also will receive the desires of our heart that are so aligned and in pursuit of what God has prepared in advance for us!

Let’s be the dads who make time for the Word of God because we know that all scripture is God-breathed! Let’s be the dads who spend time in the Word of God because we know that it is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness! Let’s be the dads who use the Word of God to help us learn how to be dads! Let’s be the dads who use the Word of God to help teach, rebuke, correct, and train our kids! Let’s be the dads who use the word of God to build up our family, from our marriage with our wives to our parental leadership over our kids and finally to the world around us that God has perfectly positioned us to be in and at!


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:
Know Scripture

Survival Gear for Dads – Day 1

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:


‘You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal. ‘

Isaiah 26:3-4

‘Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: ‘

Psalms 37:4-5

‘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

God’s Word is always so powerful and so it is the reason I tend to go through the verses first before jumping into the devotional and see how they apply them. I like to meditate and hear from God about how to live, listen, and learn. So let’s consider what God is saying to us through His Word today and then discover what the Manhood Journey will provide us in terms of gear to be better prepared as dads!

Let’s be the dads to whom God is able to provide perfect peace because our minds are steadfast and trusting in Him! Let’s be the dads in who God is able to produce perfect peace because our minds are firm, fixed, and steady! Let’s be the dads who God is able to create a perfect peace in our hearts and minds because we put all of our trust in Him! Let’s be the dads who will trust in the Lord forever! Let’s be the dads who stand firm on the rock that is Jesus, our eternal Rock! Let’s be the dads who put on the full armor of God and then stand firm on the rock!

Let’s be the dads who are focused on doing God’s Will and pursuing His purpose and plans for our lives! Let’s be the dads whose hearts are so focused on accomplishing the good works God has prepared in advance for us to accomplish that God will give us the desires of our hearts! Let’s be the dads who commit our ways to the Lord! Let’s be the dads who trust in God! Let’s be the dads who look to live our lives in alignment with God’s will, trusting in Him, and accomplishing the good works He has prepared in advance for us to accomplish so that He is able to work in and through our lives for the glory of His Kingdom!

Let’s be the dads who no matter what we are facing trust in the Lord with all of our hearts! Let’s be the dads who no matter what we are facing lean on God rather than leaning on our own understanding! Let’s be the dads who no matter what we are facing acknowledge and submit our ways to God! Let’s be the dads who allow God to make our paths straight no matter what we are facing because we choose to live our lives acknowledging and submitting to God’s ways!


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:
Most days, being a godly father is not a walk in the park.