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Friday, June 30 2023


To comply, to submit, or to agree are all examples of obedience. 

All are things that we as DADs struggle with on a regular basis. 

Take those three definitions of obedience and apply them to your roles of a husband and a DAD. 

On a scale from 1-10, how does your obedience rate?

Do you comply, submit or agree when it comes to your relationships at home? 

How about your roles at work or even church?

Do you model obedience daily or disobedience?

DADs, your decision to obey or not to obey God’s commands can be either “Blessing or a Curse”.     

Deuteronomy 11:26-28:  26"Look, today I set before you a blessing and a curse: 27[there will be] a blessing, if you obey the commands of the LORD your God I am giving you today, 28and a curse, if you do not obey the commands of the LORD your God, and you turn aside from the path I command you today by following other gods you have not known.”

What are the “other” gods in your life?

What are the areas of obedience that you need to work on? 

Until you choose to address those issues you cannot be the man that God can fully use.

DADs, God does not expect us to be a doormat for others to wipe their dirty shoes on. He does expect us to comply, submit and agree to His commands in all circumstances and in all relationships.

DADs…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!

So…C’mon men…Suit Up!

Dr. Jeff Springer

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Friday, June 23 2023


The past three weeks we have been considering the 4 quarters of achieving H.O.P.E. 

Just like a football game each quarter is essential to the victory! 

Each quarter builds on the other.

Our conversations in the first quarter reminded us that we gain Christ’s hope, through true Humility which in the second quarter carries us towards intentional Obedience.

Last week in the third quarter we stressed how that our intentional Obedience 

will lead to the “ceaseless” prayer that God cries out from us every day!

DADs, today it is the 4th quarter and it is today that we take the next 

step in achieving that HOPE in Christ that is promised through the cross. 

Again, we realize that it is only our true humility, our intentional obedience and ceaseless prayers that will move us to truly by seeking those things Eternal versus External.

John 6:27: "Do not work for food that spoils, but for food that endures to eternal life, which the Son of Man will give you. On him God the Father has placed his seal of approval"

What external things hinder your eternal walk?

Why is it so hard to focus on eternal living?

What are you doing to daily to seek those things that are eternal?

Paul writes in Philippians 4:19: "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is  right, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable if anything is excellent or praiseworthy think about such things"

DADs, we all desire hope in Christ the question is are you willing to humble yourselves be intentionally obedient, ensure a daily relationship of ceaseless prayer and seek those things that are Eternal versus External?

DADs, do not stand on the sidelines of life, get off the bench, 

“get in the game”

Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!

So…C’mon DADs…Suit Up!

Dr. Jeff Springer

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Friday, June 16 2023

Do you have a relationship with Jesus?

Do you do all the busyness of your day but leave Jesus in the locker room of your daily walk?  

DADs, it’s time to suit up and get back in the game.

The past two weeks we have talked about how hope. Real hope in Christ begins with our humility, and with humility, intentional obedience follows. 

One of the greatest ways to demonstrate our intentional obedience, as God cries out for each of us every day, is to literally get on our hands & knees to pray regularly with our Lord and Savior.

Paul wrote in his letter to the Philippians (1:9-10:) "And this is my prayer: that your love may abound more in knowledge and depth of insight, so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be pure and blameless until the day of Christ."

In Colossians 4:2 this passage says: - "Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful."

Do you have a consistent prayer time daily?

When do you find yourself in prayer? Is prayer important to you?

DADs, to gain hope through Christ there must be a daily conversation with God through prayer!

As a great friend of mine and a brother in Christ once told me; “Men, the time is now to get on our knees and pray.”

H.O.P.E. goes like this; Humility leads to Obedience, Obedience leads to “ceaseless” prayer. 

Only then through our prayers we will see the need to seek those things "Eternal versus External" which will be our topic NEXT week, as we enter the 4th quarter.

DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…

Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!

So…C’mon men…Suit Up!

Dr. Jeff Springer

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Friday, June 09 2023


In John 14:23, Jesus replied, “If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching. My Father will love him, and we will come to him and make our home with him.”

Obedience, the second step to receiving hope in Christ. Last time we talked about the first step, humility. 

True humility leads to obedience. 

Obedience, just as vital as humility, brings to light the hope in Christ to do His will.

Obedience branches off from humility. It sometimes causes us to sacrifice and endure suffering to persevere the obstacles of temptation, persecution or even doubt.

DADs, just like Jesus, we must strive every day to achieve hope through intentional obedience.

Hebrews 5:8-9 - “Although he was a son, he learned obedience from what he suffered and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him.”

Where in your life are you completely obedient? 

What areas of obedience do you need to work on?

True humility is the first step to hope.

Where there is true humility then daily, intentional obedience follows!

One demonstration of obedience is prayer. Prayer will be our topic next as we continue addressing the four quarters towards achieving the hope needed to become the DAD God uses!

DADs…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…

Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!

So…C’mon men…Suit Up!

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Saturday, June 03 2023

At Suit Up Ministries we use the word H.O.P.E. as an acronym representing the four quarters that every DAD needs to become fully transformed into the man God uses. 

The 1st Quarter is Humility.

What does it mean to be humble? The chorus of a old Mac Davis tune reminds us;

“Oh Lord it’s hard to be humble…when you are perfect in every way”

This is not exactly in line with the Webster’s definition of humility which defines it as:

“modest opinion or estimate of one's own importance, rank, etc.” 

It doesn’t exactly parallel with what the Bible says about humility either!

Humility is said to be the foundation of spiritual transformation and second only to faith. 

However, humility is considered the first virtue in as much as it removes the obstacles to faith. 

It removes pride and makes a man a fit recipient of grace:

According to the words of James 4:6, "God resists the proud, and gives his grace to the humble". True humility is distinctly different from "false humility", which consists of sacrificing one's own sanctity, gifts, talents, and accomplishments for the sake of receiving praise or adulation from another.

One amazing illustration of great humility is in the person of Moses, who leads the Hebrew people out of slavery in Egypt and to the Promised Land. Humility is a sign of Godly strength and purpose, not weakness. Of this great leader, the Bible states:

“For Moses was a man exceeding meek above all men that dwelt upon earth", Numbers 12:3.

DADs, the biggest obstacle opposed to humility is our pride.  

I Peter 5:6 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore under God’s mighty hand , that he may lift you up in due time.”   

The next several weeks we will contemplate what gets in the way of your humility. Humility is the first step to H.O.P.E. and without humility you cannot be fully obedient!

Men…do not stand on the sidelines of life…get off the bench…“get in the game”…Today is game day…and so is every day…God gives you!

So…C’mon men…Suit Up!

Dr. Jeff Springer

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