My youngest accidentally dropped her tooth down the drain. She was so upset because she had labored all morning to wiggle that thing free in hopes that the tooth fairy would come that night. My husband quickly ran to her and asked which sink she had dropped her tooth in. As I was doing laundry, I prayed for God to use that opportunity to show my daughter that her daddy rescues, and he is a hero. I prayed for a small event in the day to show his love for her. When he finished his rescue, he came back and said to me, “It’s great to feel like a hero to your daughter!” I smiled. He had no idea I had just prayed for God to orchestrate that exchange.
Spend time today praying for God to be in the details of the day–uplifting your marriage, bringing resolution in conversations at work, or understanding with your child. Take action along with your prayer.
How can you build your spouse up today? No marriage is perfect and maybe you are in a dark place in your relationship. Try spending time recognizing the small things and speaking an encouraging word of gratitude.
The reblog of “Daughters need their Daddies” was a popular read. Adding to that post, daughters need a daddy to rescue them like a superhero! When they feel secure in your arms, they have an earthly example of the perfect love they can receive in the arms of Jesus.
No rescue is too small or insignificant. Every action and word spoken is soaked up by your daughter as “I’m worthy to be loved.”
The righteous who walks in his integrity— blessed are his children after him!
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
As a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear him.
Hear, O sons, a father’s instruction, and be attentive, that you may gain insight, for I give you good precepts; do not forsake my teaching. When I was a son with my father, tender, the only one in the sight of my mother, he taught me and said to me, “Let your heart hold fast my words; keep my commandments, and live. Get wisdom; get insight; do not forget, and do not turn away from the words of my mouth.
For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him.”
Fathers, do not provoke your children, lest they become discouraged.
He established a testimony in Jacob and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers to teach to their children, that the next generation might know them, the children yet unborn, and arise and tell them to their children, so that they should set their hope in God and not forget the works of God, but keep his commandments; and that they should not be like their fathers, a stubborn and rebellious generation, a generation whose heart was not steadfast, whose spirit was not faithful to God.
Whoever spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is diligent to discipline him.
Discipline your son, for there is hope…
A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, but the sinner’s wealth is laid up for the righteous.
The proverbs of Solomon. A wise son makes a glad father, but a foolish son is a sorrow to his mother.
Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God settles the solitary in a home; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious dwell in a parched land.
My son, do not despise the Lord’s discipline or be weary of his reproof, for the Lord reproves him whom he loves, as a father the son in whom he delights.
And he arose and came to his father. But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him. And the son said to him, ‘Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you. I am no longer worthy to be called your son.’ But the father said to his servants, ‘Bring quickly the best robe, and put it on him, and put a ring on his hand, and shoes on his feet. And bring the fattened calf and kill it, and let us eat and celebrate. For this my son was dead, and is alive again; he was lost, and is found.’ And they began to celebrate.
Or which one of you, if his son asks him for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your fathers served in the region beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites in whose land you dwell. But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
For all who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God.
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
And because you are sons, God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying, “Abba! Father!”
For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ.
Pray then like this: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name.
In the fear of the Lord one has strong confidence, and his children will have a refuge.