If you asked me, “What’s the most life-changing thing you can do as a dad?” This would be it.


5 questions

Question: Is it possible, in leading your family, you’ve disregarded the power of God’s Word?


The most life-changing thing you can do as a dad: Read Scripture.

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.”2 Timothy 3:16-17

Do you see the term: “servant of God”? Is that how you see yourself? Do you realize, that as a father, you’re a servant of God to your family?

I have no idea how a man can effectively serve his family without regularly investing time in God’s Word.

God says His word will not return void. He says that it can discern the thoughts and intentions of our hearts. It is our guide, counselor, shield, shelter.

If you’re trying to be a godly dad and you only crack open your Bible once a week at church… that’s like trying to run a marathon on an empty stomach, and without ever taking a breath. You’re running out of oxygen. You’re going to faint.   


Show me a godly dad, and I’ll show you a guy who regularly reads the Bible.


God’s word promises to nourish, feed and sustain us – it promises to give us energy, insight, wisdom, courage and strength. The list goes on and on.

God’s word is not just a “life manual” for us to learn from – it’s a “heart surgery” in written form.

Show me a godly dad, and I’ll show you a guy who regularly reads the Bible.

If you want to be a Connected Dad, first connect with God every day through His Word.

Ask yourself: Is it possible, in leading your family, you’ve disregarded the power of God’s Word? How is your daily time in Scripture going? Tell us in the comments below, tweet @manhoodjourney or email us.  


About the author: Kent Evans

 kent-headshot-roundKent Evans is the Co-founder and Executive Director of  Manhood Journey. Kent’s the author of Wise Guys: Unlocking Hidden Wisdom from the Men Around You. He and his wife April have five sons and live in Louisville, Kentucky. Follow him @akentevens.
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