Help Wanted

Tropical Storm Debby sat her happy fanny on us, and just doesn’t seem to want to hop off.  The rain has been falling steadily for the past 34 hours with more to follow.
The up side is that it has allowed time to catch up on laundry, line dresser drawers, and watch television. One of my favorite movies, Courageous finally made it to cable and I was excited to be able to watch {and DVR} it. While the acting may not be Academy Award caliber, the message is. 

It is from the same director as Fireproof. For any Father out there, it is a must see.  In part, it asks fathers to commit to the following:
I WILL bless my children and teach them to love God with all of their hearts, all of their minds, and all of their strength.

I WILL train them to honor authority and live responsibly.

I WILL confront evil, pursue justice, and love mercy.

I WILL pray for others and treat them with kindness, respect, and compassion.

I WILL work diligently to provide for the needs of my family.

I WILL forgive those who have wronged me and reconcile with those I have wronged.

I WILL learn from my mistakes, repent of my sins, and walk with integrity as a man answerable to God.

I WILL seek to honor God, be faithful to His church, obey His Word, and do His will.

Wouldn’t the world be a different place if every father made the same committment?

Watching it opened my eyes to my many shortcomings in my role as a parent. It has also made me recommit to my daily devotionals, which have been pushed to the back burner along with many other {unimportant} things. How can I expect my children to read and learn scripture, when I am not setting a consistent example? I have been randomly reading out of the NewTestament {Matthew, Mark, and Luke} for some time now, and realized today that I need a good, new daily devotional to keep my days focused.

Help Wanted: Does anyone have any suggestions on a good devotional? Go to the comments section below and let me know if there is a great devotional book that you would recommend….


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