Dads, Your Words Are Powerful

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Devotional

Dads, speak life over your children

It’s been said that it’s not so much about the big moments of life, but what you do daily that matters and makes the biggest difference with your children. 

Knowing how powerful your words are to your child, make it a priority to speak life over them everyday. 

  • If you don’t tell your children often, begin to take the step to tell them you love them and that you are proud of them.
  • If you are the kind of dad who showers on praise, don’t stop. Any time you have a chance, tell your children how special and important they are to you.
  • Ask your children questions about their day and learn to listen to them more, and hear their heart. 
  • If you have spoken to them harshly, and said things you regret, almost nothing is as powerful as an apology. This doesn’t excuse you to continue losing your temper, but apologizing is always a good idea.

Dads, know that God has given you the high and holy responsibility of raising your kids, and He has given you a tremendous influence in their lives by your words and attitude toward them. 

God clearly shows us in His Word that being overly harsh will be our biggest challenge and stumbling block. So be careful to guard what we say! 

May you be filled with God’s incredible grace, love and heart for your children, even when you are frustrated. May you be their biggest encourager, and may God use you mightily in their lives to speak good, encouragement and life over them!

We hope you enjoyed this Bible Plan. For more encouragement from Evangelist Matt Brown, go to Thinke.org