Psalms 143:8 Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love, for in you I trust. Make me know the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul.
As a dad I love this verse. Let me hear in the morning of your steadfast love. Knowing that God gave me another day on this earth fills me with trust. Knowing I get another day to be a dad fills me with joy.
Most mornings my world is filled with hustles and hurry ups. Get the kids fed and ready for school, make sure they have their teeth brushed, and don’t forget to sign their reading log because they forgot to have you sign it the night before.
Although that’s my normal morning, every once in a while I get the opportunity to sit at the breakfast table with them. I get to drink my coffee and listen to their little minds at work. They are so full of life and I savor these moments.
It’s times like these I know I’m doing a good job as a dad. Not because I’m the greatest dad, but because I get to tell my kids how much I love them. I get to spend some time with them instead of rushing them to their next destination.
Having coffee with my kids gives me perspective. My mind slows down enough to look at my kids and how much they’ve grown. I see their smiles and listen to their laughter. A sense of pride fills my soul. I know God’s telling me good job dad.
If you can dad, find the time to sit with your kids in the morning. Even if it’s just 5 minutes. Make some coffee and savor the moment. If you’re like me and actually take the time you’ll see God’s steadfast love in the morning.
Keep up the good work Dad’s.
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