Theme of the Week: Being an Excellent Dad
Bible Verse: But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8
Scripture Reading: 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
You know how there are some dates you will never forget?
For me it’s September 26th. That was the day my daughter was born.
In that moment everything changed. Nothing was quite the same.
Fathering is the most wonderful thing, but also an incredibly difficult thing. Have you ever felt that before?
All of us Dads want to succeed. We all want to make a difference, and lead well, but sometimes it’s easy to not feel equipped, or feel in over our head.
The stresses of work can pile up, the demands of our household schedule seem to be chaotic and at the end of the day it’s easy to feel defeated.
Is it truly possible to be an excellent dad? Of course!
I am reminded of the passage in Isaiah 64:8. that says, But now, O Lord, you are our Father; we are the clay, and you are our potter; we are all the work of your hand.
I love how the author paired Father language, pottery imagery. Why is that? Because that’s exactly what fathers do isn’t it?
We have been given these children to shape and mold into disciples of Jesus. It’s a great responsibility, but I believe you can do it, and do it well. The key is to first offer ourselves as clay to the great potter’s wheel and allow him to shape us first.
Are you willing to be shaped?
Join us this week, as we unpack devotionals about becoming excellent fathers. You will read from a number of different authors and we believe it will be an encouragement to you.
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