Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Healthy Homes

At church last week, Sunday's sermon was very encouraging and inspiring for today's families. During the day and time where the family is being attacked and degraded, this sermon offers practical suggestions to keep our homes functioning smoothly with godly values.

Principals For A Healthy Home

1. Be A Good Parent: Twofold responsibility from God's Word. For children - they are instructed to honor and obey their parents. Parents are instructed to train children in the ways of the Lord and bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

2. Manage the Home Well: For homes to function smoothly, there needs to be some organization and godly leadership. Everyday things need attending to and leadership and spiritual instruction are vital.

3. Take Time For Each Other: Parents are instructed in Scripture to teach their children and impress the love and knowledge of God into their children at all times. Godly values are more caught than taught! This is best done by being together - a lot!

4. Set A Good Example: A good example needs to always be before the children of good, moral values. Things like honesty, integrity, a pattern of good works need to be visiable in a godly home.

5. Let Love Be A Way Of Life: In I Corinthians 13 - the characteristics of love are shared. Love and loving actions need to be pursued! Love is a must for a godly home.

6. Put God In His Rightful Place: Psalm 127:1 tells that unless the Lord builds the house, they labor in vain who build it. When God is in control of the home, there is a sense of purpose of divine direction for the family unit.

Let's continue to be inspired to cultivate godliness in all that we do in our homes and lives.

4 comments:

  1. I love "Let love be a way of life"! Amen to that!

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  2. Just wanted to say have a lovely weekend and week. I'm afraid I won't be able to comment while away but I plan on posting!

    Blessings,

    Gina

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  3. Those are awesome points! Great words to live by. I believe whole heartidly on all points. God must be the center.

    Happy weekend!

    ~ Sharon

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