Welcome to Leading Family Devotions. I am so very glad you are here. My name is Scott David. I was brought into the fold of Christ in 2003. My wife Karie and I were converted during the same time period. If you would have known me prior to meeting Jesus, you would never have imagined that I would be leading a family of 6 in nightly devotions. As soon as I began thinking independently as a young man, I was an atheist. Around the age of twenty-eight I moved into the category of agnostic. At thirty I met Jesus and have never been the same.
A few years after I became a Christian, I learned that it was my responsibility before God to shepherd my family. Nothing I do can ensure that my children will have a destiny of heaven, yet God uses means of grace. Family devotions, (normatively led by Daddy) are one of those means. Douglas Wilson said it best when he said something along the lines of:
A woman can chose to honor or not honor her husband, but a man can not chose to lead or not lead his family; for God has made him to lead, whether he is good or bad at it. The derelict father is still leading his family from the empty chair at the dinner table, even though he is leading badly.
This is a paraphrase, but it is what I remember reading years ago.
About This Blog:
This blog was first intended to be used by Dads as they lead their family devotional time. These devotions are minimal and intended to be used as springboards to deeper conversations in the home. As time has gone on, I have used this blog to post links to sermons I have preached, stories of heart wrenching suffering we have endured, and random other thoughts. I pray that you are both blessed and challenged as you follow along in leading your family devotions.