Friday, March 11, 2011

Striving To Be The Family That God Has Called Us To Be

 “Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the rules  that the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you may do them in the land to which you are going over, to possess it, that you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all His statutes and His commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long. Hear therefore, O Israel, and be careful to do them, that it may go well with you, and that you may multiply greatly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.  You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.  And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.  You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.  You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates." Deuteronomy 6 :1-9

This is our family verse and has been since we found out that we were excpecting our first child and although we often fall short of this we strive daily to parent according to God's standards and not the world's. Having this as our verse has given us a vision of what our home should be like, it has been very helpful on those days when we both have felt defeated and unsure.  As you reflect on this passage ask the Lord to reveal to you a verse for your will be so glad that you did!

If you already have a family verse I would love to hear what it is....just leave it in the comments section!!!

Crowned With Joy!

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