Today Todd and I got the spring semester off to a great start with Praise Thursdays!
Here are our devotionals from “Time with God for Fathers” by Jack Countryman for today:
Unconditional Love is the Only Option
“In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies. He who loves his wife loves himself.” – Ephesians 5:28
“Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.” – Ephesians 6:4
The Lord speaks directly to husbands and fathers about the love and conduct that is so important to both roles. When you choose to love your wife as you love yourself, the consideration you give her will deeply affect your relationship. You, In turn, will receive the respect every man wants from his wife. Similarly, When you showed the same unconditional love for your children that the father extends to you, your children will learn to honor you. The atmosphere of unconditional love is contagious, and the security it builds within the home for your wife and your children will reap great rewards.
A Father’s Stress Test
“Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my anxieties”. – Psalms 139:23
There will be times in a father’s life when the stress of work, health, family, and friends will test your resolve. Do not make the mistake of thinking you can handle everything by yourself. You are not called to walk through this life alone. The Bible reminds you, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me ” (Philippians 4:13). Allow Christ to strengthen you. Rest in his word, “Casting all your cares upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Seek the Lord, and let the holy spirit guide you in every stressful situation.
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