Archives for May 2016 | Devotions with Dad

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God Does Miracles (3 of 3)

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Signs and Wonders

Have your kids seen miracles? Do they know the power of God? Or are you giving them existential religion?

Let them see God’s power. Tell them stories. Do not let them forget what He has done for your family. Talk about the miracles of Jesus. Teach them to expect God to do greater things than we can imagine.

My kids and I have been reading about the early Pentecostal revival together. I highly recommend the book The Winds of God: The Story of the Early Pentecostal Movement (1901-1914) in the Life of Howard A. … → Read More: God Does Miracles (3 of 3)

How to Have Inside Beauty (2 of 3)

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Legalistic Joy-Killer

If your home lacks joy, you are probably a hard-fisted, rule-making jerk. Pushing the kids, berating your wife, and criticizing what they tried to do will lead to a pale gloom in your home. I would rather drink old coffee and breath second-hand smoke at the café than put that pall of death and that stench of hopelessness into the air of my home. I have done it before, but I’m proof a man can change.

The letter kills

When you run a home with rules, you tell your family that things are more important … → Read More: How to Have Inside Beauty (2 of 3)

Mystery (3 of 3): Disappearing Crooks

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Building Gold, Silver, Precious Stones

You, Dad, are building a home on the foundation of Jesus Christ. What you build on that foundation can be worthless or eternal.

For other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man build upon this foundation gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, stubble; Every man’s work shall be made manifest: for the day shall declare it, because it shall be revealed by fire; and the fire shall try every man’s work of what sort it is. (1 Corinthians 3:11-13)

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How to Praise God (1 of 3)

You can easily teach your children to pray. This simple devotional on prayer for kids makes talking to God as easy as coloring a picture. When children understand … → Read More: How to Praise God (1 of 3)

Mystery (2 of 3): Dissappearing Rusty

For dad only, devotional about contention and strife, see below for story teaching boys courage and bravery:

The Cross vs. the Rod

Do your kids boss each other around? Do they tattle on each other? Do they nag one another or point out each other’s faults? That what this family devotional’s about. Contention is a symptom of a greater problem.

I was in a car wreck once because I failed to yield when turning left at a green light. I was talking on the phone to someone about my youngest child who was at death’s door, in the hospital. After … → Read More: Mystery (2 of 3): Dissappearing Rusty

Happy in His Image (3 of 3)

Do your children understand principles of modesty and separation from the world? Your kids need to know why, if they will continue to live right when they get on their own. This family devotion on holiness for kids will help them understand why … → Read More: Happy in His Image (3 of 3)