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Monday, March 15, 2010

 Building A Foundation

Each person has an important part with those there surrounded by. Our Heavenly Father has given instruction for men, women, and children to understand their roles and how it effects others. By listening to the whisperings of the Holy Spirit each of us can speak love, joy, and peace into our world.





In Our Marriage



Each person must realize that neither one is more important. As a stay at home mother, I can say there's been days when guilt has crept over me because my husband is the moneymaker. Women, you can rest assure in knowing that God has always intended for the home to be the wife's domain. I don't know but can imagine that a father might feel a lost connection with their children because of his obligation to provide. That guilt also can be wiped away. Men, remember do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth. (2 Timothy 2:15-NIV ) The number one influence in a child's life is their parents. Setting an example by showing love and respect toward each other, is a starting point for our children on how to build their own marriage some day.


Fathers


For the bible clearly says "Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Proverbs 29:18). As the head of their household, every man should humbly strive to commit his life to God. His own testimony of Christ is reflected both in his words and deeds. He is the leader of daily practice of family worship. The scriptures are a road map to guide his home in achieving righteous goals. He's constantly looking at the key, which is faithfulness in Christ. His journey ends with his children who are a witness of preserving the gospel for generations to come. He leads his family down the straight path.


Mothers


Every woman should consider the beautiful picture painted in Proverbs 31 of the truly fulfilled homemaker who glories in the hopeful calling God created for her. Priority number one should be submitting our life to God and our husband. We should look at our life as a mission of service. Priority number two involves teaching our children the gospel. Matthew Henry, a non-conformist pastor once said that "every house should be a little church." His point was not that the home should replace the church, but the home should become a foundation of blessing for both the local church and community at large. We should work at making our home a pleasant place. Our richest friendships begin at home. It's where we learn to love and honor. In return we receive joy of belonging to one another.


Children



A child who reads the scriptures and prays, will have the bases of strengthening their testimony of the Lord. Being honest with Heavenly Father, parents, and others, will develop the character needed to choose the right when making decisions. If they learn one of the greatest commandments "to love thy neighbor," their heart will be conditioned to serve others.



As A Family


When a family can pray, speak, sing, and work together, they will inherit the blessings our Heavenly Father has to offer. We should allow the peace of Christ to rule in our hearts, exemplifying holy living, so that others may be drawn unto Him.

I wrote this sometime ago. You can find it and more on I Surrender. Have a blessed week!

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4 comments: on "Building A Foundation"

Wendy said...

Hi!
Thanks for coming to visit my blog, Faith's Firm Foundation! I loved this post--excellent. May we all build a solid foundation--Jesus Christ, the sure and only lasting foundation!
Blessings,
Wendy

mother plus teacher said...

Amen and it is written so beautifully and never more true.

legendswife said...

Thanks MPT:)
God Bless

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