God in the Center
God in the Center
Is God the center of your family? All families are busy and on the go. Between school, work, sports, music, social life and everything else that is going on, God can get lost in the shuffle. It is vital that each and every family maintains God as the center of its life.
Noah had God at the center of his family. While most people who just look at the numbers might tell us Noah was a failure, I mean, he preached for 120 years and saved only eight people (1 Peter 3:20). Those eight souls just happened to be his immediate family: himself, his wife, his sons and the wives of his sons.
Joshua had God at the center of his family. As Joshua looked around at the Israelites, he saw their idolatry and unfaithfulness to God. It wasn’t just a few people; to him it seemed the majority were unfaithful to God. Even though he knew he was outnumbered and would be unpopular, he declared, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:14).
Spiritual families do no happen by accident, they are purposed. Do you have spiritual goals for your family? Do you have a desire for your children to become Christians, be faithful to God and be active in service?
I want to encourage you have God in the center of your lives. Some suggestions for putting God in the center of your lives: Pursue righteousness, embody faithfulness, encourage and model servanthood, talk about spiritual things, spend time with God’s people, pray with your family and feast on God’s Word.
May each of us declare like Joshua that “we will serve the Lord” and be blessed like Noah that our families will come through the flood and be saved, as we put God in the center of our lives. I look forward to seeing you Sunday. --Craig Evans via bulletindigest.com