Sunday, October 9, 2011

Making Home the Norm

It's been said "what you are at home...is what you are."   Those are true words, home is where we can lay back and be ourselves. That encompasses a wide variety, some good, some not so good and every now and again, some downright ugly! 

But as women, wives and mothers, we have the unique responsibility and power to influence our home.  What our family sees day in and day out is what they consider normal.  Our words, attitudes, actions, routines are not only being watched, but are being imitated and ingrained in hearts and will be passed along one day as new families spring forth from us.
What if we would rise to the challenge to be deliberate in our 'normal'?  In many areas, the values of a Christian are in direct conflict of the ways of the world. A few comparisons include:
  • Speech
  • Clothing
  • Values
  • Music
  • Entertainment
 If we strive to display Christ likeness in our home, our children take that to heart.  In the above areas, by us making deliberate choices to reflect holiness and godliness, a difference will be noted from our home and the ways of the world. As we make our homes a place to rejoice in God's blessings in the good times, our children learn to praise God from whom all blessings flow.  Faith is seen and learned in the midst of struggles and hard times as the watch where  we go for our help. 

The pull of the world and the temptations of sin are very real dangers to our kids. Ultimately, they will make their own choices and decisions and they may not always be what we would have chosen for them.  But the influence of 'normal' will always stay with them. 

Let's strive to make our home a holy normal!

4 comments:

  1. HI FRIEND IS SO TRUTH EVEN MANY TIMES SEEMS LIKE EVERYTHING IS AGAINST US..MY HUSBAND TOLD ME AND ITS THRUTH THE ENEMY WILL ALWAYS TRY TO DO SOMETHING TO TAKE OUT OF THE COMFORTABEL ZONE WE ARE ...AS LONG WE LIVE..JESUS NOWS THAT THATS WHY HE SEND THE HELPER THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REMIND US THE LOVE THE KINDNESS AND WHEN WE ARE WRONG ..THANK YOU FOR POSTING SUCH ENCOURAGING WORDS..I NEEDED TO READ THAT..SHALOM!

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  2. love it and the fact that my home is the norm :O come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  3. I like what you said about the fact that we can pass on things to future generations, because it is true.

    Many times we learn habits or tips, etc., from our parents and they learned from THEIR parents.

    I like the "holy normal" because I don't want to be the world's normal! Thanks for linking up to Making Your Home Sing Monday!

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  4. What a simple, yet profound, truth...that is so easily overlooked. I really like that idea of normal being a holy normal - a Christ-centered home truly should just seem "so normal" to our families!

    Hope you are having a great week!

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