Wednesday, November 5, 2014

The Heartbeat Of The Home!

Cease, my son, to hear the instruction that causes to stray from the words of knowledge. (Prov. 19:27) 

The birth of a child is not taken lightly by the Lord. Each one is significant. Each one is viewed by God as a 
transfer of love from His heart to the couple receiving the gift. 

God never wastes parents. He doesn't inadvertently "dump" kids haphazardly into homes. Nor does He deliver "accidents" into our lives. It is exceedingly important that families place the same significance on children that God does. Again, this is contrary to the mentality of many people in our society today. We are considered as somewhere between weird and ignorant if we have this kind of attitude toward children, especially if we have a large number of them. . . . 

It is axiomatic. Healthy, well-disciplined, loving homes produce people who make a nation peaceful and strong. As the family goes, so goes the nation. When you boil it down to the basics, the pulse of an entire civilization is determined by the heartbeat of its homes. 

Strengthening Your Grip 

A healthy family is the heartbeat of every home. There are so many ingredients that are included in creating a healthy family. What the above devotional points out is that the individual families will determine the overall health of a nation. 

Many civilizations have come and gone because of the decision making skills of many of the families that were present in that time. If the family is corrupted at the very core, the corrupted values of that family will spring forth from that family and into the very fabric of the community that they live in. What I'm attempting to point out is that the values of that particular family has the ability to either benefit the community and eventually the nation at large or corrupt them. 

As Christians, our families have the potential to influence every single sphere of influence with the godly values derived from the Word of God as well as living out the Word of God in our own families, communities, and nation. Yes friends, we also have the potential to influence government policies when we make God the chief authority figure in all our decision making skills. My dear friends, God has to be the heartbeat of all of our homes if we are to truly influence our nations for the kingdom of God. 

Thank you so much for reading this far my friends! May God continue to bless you and keep you in Jesus' mighty name! JESUS LOVES YOU AND SO DO I!!!!. . . . :-).