If you ever want to know the truth about yourself asks your spouse. They know the in’s and out’s about you better than anybody other than God himself. They know what bugs you, what makes you smile, and even what gets your creative mind going. They get to see the good and the bad more than anyone else in your circle of friends and family.
Outside the home people get to see the person that we want them to see. Sometime this is the person that we portray because it feels more comfortable than just being ourselves. They see the person who has everything well thought out and all together. However, often times when we leave work, church, and fellowships we Christians can sometimes put on a different face with a whole new character.
Home is where our true ministry begins…. It starts with our spouses and flows to our children. Our first and foremost calling is to reflect the love of God in our own homes. How can we be effective to anyone else if we are not taking care of our first priorities?
Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Tim.5:8)
Why is it that we often have a harder time forgiving our spouses or our children then we have forgiving someone outside of our household? We feel a greater sense of obligation to the world than we do to our families when we treat strangers better than we do our own flesh and blood.
God will judge our love walk in its entirety!!! Be doers of the word inside and outside of your home. The love walk that you preform outside of the home should be carried over from the love that is reflected at home. We have to stop taking an “intermission” when we arrive home to the ones we have been given to love and honor. Have you ever thought about how your spouse or children feel when they see the love of God in you when you speak to people at church or in the mall, but at home they see a different side?
Do not be like the double-minded man that is spoken of in James 1:8! Your leading role begins at home. Let your light shine from sun up to sun down.
I am joining you in this endeavor towards perfecting our marriages and families.