Thursday, January 26, 2012

Day 9: Watching over Relationships

"She watches over the affairs of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness."  Proverbs 31:27

Day 9....Wow!  I can't believe this series is almost over!  It has been so much fun.

I would like to lightly touch on relationships in the home today.  Watching over the affairs in your home can include relationships.   Other Proverbs 31 verses touch on this more in depth, so I won't reinvent the wheel here.

I want to talk about 3 specific relationships:  You & God; You & Your spouse; and You & Your children.

Your relationship with God is the most important relationship you can ever have.  As you are watching over your household, you will turn to Him many times throughout the day for help, guidance, and praise.  Prayer is so very important in anything you do--if you want to be successful.  Also, reading your Bible and learning His Word is imperative as well.  How can you trust our LORD if you don't really know Him?

The second most important relationship you have is with your spouse (if you are married.)  The two of you have become one on paper and are working on becoming more like one everyday.  It is a tough thing to do.  But it is also so much fun!  As you both get busy with the day-to-day tasks, don't forget to spend time together.  My husband and I do a small devotional each evening and pray together.  We also schedule a "date night" at least once a month to get out alone together.  We do have to intentionally schedule a date night since our schedules fill up so quickly.  Be intentional about your marriage.  Work together on making it what God has in mind for it.

The third (and most certainly not last) relationship that is important is with your kids.  We all have different parenting styles.  Different things work for each of us differently.  It is imperative though for us to teach our kids about God and His Son Jesus.  We need to show our kids by example what it means to rely on God for everything and see God in anything.  Teach your kids to pray.  Nurture that relationship in each of your kids.  Also, spend time with your kids and teach them all throughout the day.  Every moment is a teaching moment, whether you intend it to be or not.

Watch over all of these relationships diligently.  Seek Godly counsel when things aren't going right.  Always pray and ask God for wisdom.  Relationships, especially in our homes, our so very important.

Join me to tomorrow for our last day, Day 10, of Proverbs 31.  I'm looking forward to it

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1 comment:

Kate @ Teaching What Is Good said...

Great encouragement!! It's so easy to let our relationships get askew in our priorities. Thanks for the reminder!