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Daily Success - E-Mail Devotionals for Fathers

Since the program was launched in March 2005, Daily Success has been strengthening and challenging a growing number of men and women around the world. Currently, more than 8,000 people have enrolled to receive these daily e-mail devotionals. Their testimonies give evidence to how God is using this study of His Word in their lives.

Testimonies From “Graduates”

Subscribers who have received all 343 e-mails have shared testimonies such as these:

“Each day, the investment of 3 minutes proved to heighten my awareness of the spiritual consequences of my words, actions, and attitudes. The e-mails quickened my spirit and bore witness that the content was that which leads to Christlike living. Sometimes they saved me from a bad decision. Other times they have encouraged me to stand by my convictions.”—Keith

“I never had lasting peace and freedom from temptation in my life like I have had this past year while I was meditating on Christ’s commands. I have been much more consistent in my prayer life due to the weekly challenge of memorizing and meditating on His commands. I had to pray more to seek His face and learn from Him! He has been giving me grace to obey.

“I will be going through the 49 commands again this year with my family, and working to obey God’s command to me as a father in Ephesians 6:4: ‘Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction (nurture and admonition) of the Lord.’ I can’t wait to see what God has in store for us as a family this next year as we meditate together on His commands!”—Brian

The Basic Seminar in Bite-Size Portions

These e-mails, written by Bill Gothard, provide a systematic study of 49 general commands of Christ found in the Gospels. When asked about his perspective of the program Bill stated, “I knew that it would be worthwhile to do whatever I could do to encourage others to meditate on God’s Word and to become Jesus’s disciples by learning and obeying His commands. However, I never imagined the impact that this daily e-mail program would have in my own life and in the lives of those participating in Daily Success.”

Many of the same universal principles taught in the Basic Seminar are shared in these e-mails, summarized in “bite-size” daily portions. These Biblical principles are applicable to all areas of life and promote successful relationships with God and others. By meditating on the Word of God, we will be able to see new ways to apply His wisdom to our lives. As we do this, God promises that we will experience “good success” (see Joshua 1:8).

Who Should Receive Daily Success?

While anyone can benefit from the teaching shared in these concise e-mails, their primary goal is to strengthen fathers and encourage them to become dynamic spiritual leaders in their homes. As fathers grow in five key areas—relationship with God, marriage oneness, relationships with sons and daughters, wise financial stewardship, and world-changing life message—entire families, churches, and communities will be strengthened!

Another objective of the Daily Success program is to assist believers in becoming effective disciple makers, equipped to lead others to maturity in Christ by teaching them the commands of Christ. Toward this goal, the original $49 charge for the program has been recently dropped so that these e-mails are now available at no cost. We trust that they will be a helpful tool for those who are seeking to carry out the Great Commission by making disciples of all nations.

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