I remember when I was young I used to listen to Keith Green a lot. He has one song where he prays that he will never love his wife and children more than God. I remember being shocked and could never understand why he would pray that. I love my wife and children with all of my heart.
I think often in life, we get the order mixed up. The Bible tells us to love the Lord thy God with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength. And from that love, loyalty, and devotion will come the ability to love our family more than we thought we already did in our own sinful, selfish ways.
Don’t love the gift…
Are you busy FOR your kids or WITH your kids? There is a difference. Work can wait. Be intentional in getting time with your kids. My 5 year old son is learning to read. Wow! How refreshing to hear the innocence, the cogs turning as he realizes what he is reading. Simple things that come with spending time with our children are refreshing. We often miss these things as educated, proper adults. Get some time with your children. You need it as much as they do, trust me!
Learning To Read,
I believe that our children can do everything that we believe they can do. Positive or negative, your children will live up to our expectations. So be careful what you wish for. Try to be the encouragement your kids need today! Remember, words either speak life or pronounce death. You decide.
How can we expect to change the world if we aren't managing our world effectively? We believe that transformation must begin in the home first. It must start with us.
Not all homes look the same. Your home might be filled with just you, or you might have a couple of roommates. It might have a married couple without children. Or there could be one parent raising children alone. You could be a couple whose children are already out of the nest. Or you might be like us and your home is filled with a married couple and a few children.
What ever your situation, there is a world in need of transformation to the truths and freedom only found…