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Connecting to Family - May 14th

Scripture Reading…Proverbs 24:3-4; Deuteronomy 6:4-9



Devotion


Our emotions are stirred by the mention of the word “Home.” No matter if those emotions are positive or negative! You may have a heritage of faith that you carry on, or you may be the beginning of your family’s legacy of faith! A godly heritage doesn’t make godliness inevitable nor does an ungodly heritage make godliness impossible! It’s your home, so you can choose, and remember our choices are made every day. Those simple choices become habits which become the character of our homes and our lives.


Our homes are places of Instruction. Too often we allow our homes to be places of relaxation at the expense of instruction. Now, there’s nothing wrong with relaxation, Jesus rested, and He promises us rest in Heaven. But a home should also be a place of instruction as we read in Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Our homes should also be a place of worship. Wouldn’t it be an honor to know that you home was thought of as a place of worship! If you’d like your home to be thought of in that way, why not start today? Gather the family and worship together, any time is the right time to worship the Lord! Worship draws our hearts to our Creator, and it draws His attention to us as well. Last, I’d encourage us to make our homes a place of understanding. Our homes are not just a place to sleep and eat, they are places to grow our faith! It’s at home that so many important questions are answered about love, life, and eternity. Feeling understood is a great blessing of a Christian home. Our families know us and love us anyway! They care about how we feel, they mend our wounds and encourage our faith!


God bless our homes! And He will, but let’s do our part and make sure our homes are places of instruction, worship, and understanding! No matter where you are in your faith, your time at home will be enriched if you make your faith the highest priority. Your children will follow your example. And you can point their lives toward Jesus by your consistency.



CHALLENGE FOR THE DAY

  • Walk at least one mile today.

  • Respond to the online community.

  • Talk a walk/bike (this can count as your one mile), ride as a family and discuss the hope you each have for eternity. What are the changes that will occur in your relationships over the years and into eternity? How will you each devote yourself to a heavenly perspective of your family members?






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