A Tale of Two Types of Homes
I’ve been in all kinds of homes, and while they all have some commonality, not all homes are nurtured equally.
I’ve been in homes that were spacious, well furnished and situated in pricey neighborhoods, as well as homes that were tiny (relatively speaking), modestly furnished, and located in less sought after communities, but regardless of the home’s size, income, or geographic setting they all had one thing in common: they were filled with the sweet fragrance of Jesus Christ.
Inside, there was a sense of peace, even with children scurrying about. And no matter how small the home or how modest the furnishings, there was order and purpose in its arrangement.
The ladies who managed these homes were hospitable. I was often received with a smile, and some baked or store bought treat adorned their table, accompanied by servingware that said “Welcome Friend.”
These homes were teaching homes. The mothers spent time, no matter how small, instructing their children in the ways of the Lord.
I also observed joy. On one occasion I witnessed a sister singing worship songs as she washed her dishes, making an everyday, mundane chore a sweet time of fellowship with God.
From these women I learned how to patiently discipline my children, and on several occasions I had the privilege of observing as they gently, yet firmly reprimand their kids.
The Other Type of Home
In contrast, I’ve also been in homes that were dark – void of spiritual and natural light, lacking peace and order, and governed by a mother who disciplined her children through clenched teeth. (Full disclosure: Sometimes that was me.)
What is Your Vision For Your Family?
No matter what our socioeconomic status or educational background is, or regardless of where we live . . . we all “make” home.
We all want a home-life that works – a home that is full of peace and joy; one with a loving marriage and a thriving relationship with our kids.
But making home takes work!
Home is what we make of it.
It all starts with your vision for your home: “Where there is no vision, the people perish” (Proverbs 29:18a). So, I’ve created a new resource that I pray will help you to cast a fresh vision for your home based on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
Because of Jesus, My Home Is…
Because of Jesus, My Home Is… is a free 20-day devotional that will help you discover the unique relationship God has with the Christian home. Each day is based on a unique attribute of life in Christ, which examines the blessings of your union with Christ.
This devotional is designed to inspire you to love your home, equip you to successfully build your home, and deepen your intimacy with God, based on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross.
What’s Inside Because of Jesus, My Home Is…?
Each devotional is based on a unique attribute of life in Christ and examines topics relating to Christian character, spiritual warfare, marriage, parenting, discipleship, sanctification, biblical wisdom, stewardship, living a set apart life, and more!
Here’s a sneak peek at five of the devotional titles:
- Because of Jesus, My Home Is… Set Apart
- Because of Jesus, My Home… Believes God is Able
- Because of Jesus, My Home Is… Strong in the Lord
- Because of Jesus, My Home… Trains Children in Righteousness
- Because of Jesus, My Home Is… Sanctified
And there are 15 more titles designed to inspire and encourage you in your home-building journey!
Once you sign up, you’ll receive a daily email for twenty days with a scripture verse, a devotional, and a prayer – all designed to help you discover how the rich blessings of our union with Christ uniquely impact your home.
How to Use This Devotional?
Each day’s devotional is full of Scripture references and suited to use as your daily Bible study, as an enhancement to your Bible study regimen, or simply as inspiration in your home-building journey.
If you’d like to cast a fresh vision for your home, based on the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross, sign-up to enjoy Because of Jesus, My Home Is… today!
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