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Grace Moments Devotions - January 17, 2021

January 17
Ladies, we men need you
Pastor Mike Novotny

There are few things as statistically powerful as a man who loves Jesus. Perhaps you’ve read the studies concerning the impact men have on their families. Give a kid a dad who talks about God every day and tucks him in every night, and that child has a distinct advantage economically, socially, and spiritually.

Perhaps that’s why Deborah, one of the strongest women in the Old Testament, once sang, “When the princes in Israel take the lead, when the people willingly offer themselves—praise the LORD!” (Judges 5:2). In the lackluster generations of the Judges, Deborah pushed the “princes” in Israel to step up in faith and lead the people toward God.

If you are a husband or a father, please remember this unique calling God has given you. Today you will lead the people in your life toward something and Someone. Take advantage of this “limited time offer” that God has given you to make that Someone the Savior of the world!

And if you’re a woman (married, single, divorced, or widowed), join Deborah’s song and spur the men in your life to love the Lord with all their hearts and to find all their hearts need in his unconditional love. We men so often forget about God in the pursuit of here-and-now success. We need you to pray for us and to push us forward. Because, as Deborah says, a man of faith is reason to praise the Lord!

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