Tuesday, April 18, 2006
Do you have God in a neat little box and only let Him out on Sunday morning? With the business of life, it is all too easy to compartmentalize our faith and let it become only something to be checked off on our day planner or palm pilot. It is not enough to go to church on Sunday and have a daily "quiet time" and family devotions. If that is all your children are seeing, then they are not seeing the Christian life lived out before them as God intended. God is Lord over all, not just certain time slots of our lives. Our children need to see us praying without ceasing, seeking God's wisdom in every area of our lives. Our faith is something that is to flow out naturally in everything that we do, most importantly in our conversation. It should also govern the conversations that we allow into our homes through the media.
Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your strength. These commands that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. Dueteronomy 6:5-9