Let Love Flow In Your Family
Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. He who does not love does not know God, for God is love. In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. - 1 John 4: 7-11
“The quality of parent-child bond and the child’s security are largely dependent on the quality of the marital bond”. Dr. Ross Campbell.
Your worth in life depends on the amount of love that flows out to others. Dare to make other people blessed through the instrumentality of love. The world is too stressful and complex, it is the weak seed you plant in most cases in the home that causes confusion and knock down the home. Don’t be off balance, be a wise planter. Response to family’s needs is the picture of true love in the home setting.
The greatest thing we can do for our children is to love their mother. Real love is the love that says in spite of your shortcoming, I still love you. It is sacrificial and total. Abuse of relationship makes your spouse feel condemned thereby developing a poor self-esteem. You cannot raise your spouse or children, based on their outward appearance but on what is in the inside. Man must understand that the wife has a well smelling ornament down inside of her that can be tapped and exploited for home profiting. This kind of grace gives the home a better look and acceptance.
BE CONSIDERATE: - Don’t see your spouse as a super being who could not feel or be angry. You are to work to know his/her weak points and accept him/her. Share in your spouse feelings and provide an atmosphere where he/she can be relieved and comfortable. Avoid nagging for it toughens and complicates the situation. Your sincere love and concern kills a lot of anxiety inside your spouse.
BOOST YOUR COMMUNICATION: - Your spouse is your life partner and fellow heir in God’s family. Passivity subdues the strength of unity. You must build a strong fellowship in the relationship and not give place to animosity in the curriculum. Love making does not begin in the bedroom; it begins with sensitivity and the understanding that we share one with another. Be sympathetic and understanding. A wise father puts the family members at the highest level. Your responsibility is to your family first, and to others.
Prayer: Dear Lord, I receive grace to be a worthy example to my lovely children and the family as a whole. Amen.
Further Reading: John 3: 15, 2 Thessalonians 3: 9
One-year Bible Reading Plan: Exodus 35:10-36:38; Matthew 27:32-66; Psalm 34:1-10; Proverbs 9:7-8