Scriptures: Psalm 127:1-5
A happy and healthy home is one of the best places on earth. We have all heard the quote from Dorothy that says: "there is no place like home." In contrast, an unhappy and unhealhy home is one of the most miserable places to be. So how we do make sure our homes are happy and healthy? With God, we can have homes that are enriching and full of love.
Jesus can help us build our families. Jesus can fix a broken family, because He is the one that created family from the beginning. He gave Eve to Adam so he would not be alone, He knew from the beginning that man needed family. His Word gives us the instruction and tools we need for a successful home environment. The Bible is the best marriage manual, the best friend's manual, and best child rearing manual. The answers are in scripture for happy relationships. It teaches us to love, offer mercy and forgive.
Jesus can help us protect our families. In today's world families need protection: protection from intruders and protection from evil. Jesus protects our families by helping us stay away from destructive things. He helps us to be faithful and comittmed to our families. He protects our families by helping us overcome our attitudes of selfishness: He helps us to look outward, instead of being inward focused.
Jesus helps us provide for our families, by teaching us the difference between luxuries and necessities. Families need attention, affection, guidance and good examples. The Word says that "He will open the windows of Heaven." God is our provider and He will place us in the right place for a blessing. He will put us in the right place at the right time and supply us with the right things we need.
Jesus wants to help us build, protect and provide for our families. Let Him in your home and see what He can do.