One Minute Devotional 03.24.2019

Family

Even a superficial reading of the Old Testament leaves one with the understanding that the basic unit of God’s structure for man is the family. Whether you are married or single, we all belong to a “family” of some type. The problem today is that those family relationships are being tested, and in far too many instances, broken. This is a problem with long-term consequences.

God intended the family, marital or otherwise, as the place where values are taught, where love is expressed, where there is safety, to name just a few of the facets of family life. It is a place that is bathed in love.

Each of us is a tablet upon which the other members of our family can write. When the family is intact, strong, and functioning well what is written is always couched in love. When the family is broken the messages are couched in anything but love.

The only way to keep the messages that are written on the tablets of our loves ones positive is to keep the bounds of the family intact. Can you live with strangers writing on the tablets of your loved ones with messages that are contrary to what you know should be written?

If not, then work at keeping your family healthy. Solve the problems that arise, don’t walk away from them only to carry that baggage into your next relationship.

Scripture: Ruth

One Minute Devotional 01.20.2019

Hugged Your Family Today?

Did you hug your children before you left for work today? How about telling your spouse that you love him, or her? If you don’t have children or are not married, did you tell a friend how much you value their friendship?

If you didn’t, you missed a wonderful opportunity to strengthen your relationships with them. Perhaps you were just too busy or something  else had your attention. Yes, this happens to all of us at one time or another. However, can we ever justify being too busy or too distracted to focus for a few moments on a loved one? Just maybe your day would have been better if you had taken the time to tell someone how much you love them.

It’s a good thing that God is never too busy or too preoccupied to tell you how much He loves you. Even when you don’t think that you deserve it you do, for His love is unconditional!

Give it a try this week and see what happens; you might be surprised.

 

Scripture: John 3:16

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