Dad, you’re strong and courageous

For I have chosen him, so that he will direct his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing what is right and just, so that the Lord will bring about for Abraham what he has promised him.” (Genesis 18:19)

Abraham is known as the Father of many nations. He is a role model of faith and righteousness. He is chosen by God to lead his children and his family. How about modern-day fathers?

Many fathers face challenges on a day-to-day basis. Fathers are called to provide for the family in all ways – financially, emotionally, spiritually and physically. As fathers, how do we stand strong when we are still trying to find our way at the same time?


Walk closer to God with this 5-day devotional

Let us develop meaningful relationships with our families by taking the time to walk daily with God through this collection of five devotional readings. They’ve been carefully selected from “Stand Strong: 365 Devotions For Men by Men” published by Our Daily Bread, which encourages men to grow closer to God, to live with integrity and build a legacy of faith. Wives, daughters and sisters can also use this devotional to better understand the challenges that men face.



| Day 1: Providing financially for the family

As head of the household, fathers shoulder a huge responsibility to put food on the table and keep the family afloat financially. Money matters – but should they rule all our decision-making processes?



| Day 2: Balancing work, family and self

Like our treasure and talents, time is a gift from God. And when we learn to give it away to others, God gives it back to us in “a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over” (Luke 6:38).



| Day 3: Overcoming anger, impatience and failures

When the struggles get real and pressures start to rise on all sides, know that there is a way out of “gratifying the flesh” when we embrace God’s strength and stand strong in His power to overcome.



| Day 4: Becoming a good role model

How do we lead by example when we ourselves don’t feel equipped and can’t provide the answers? Let’s learn from Abraham when God called him to move his family to an unknown land.



| Day 5: Being present and available to loved ones

In order to develop meaningful relationships with our loved ones, it’s important that they have our full attention. Could being more available, intentional and mindfully present be the answer?



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