As we think about building our homes we need to think about our vision. As Christian families we have to have a vision. So many families don't have a vision. It's like saying we are going on vacation but we don't know where we are going. Without a vision it is very easy to start following the world.
Here are some important steps for building a vision.
- Understand God's calling
- Spend time with the Lord every day
- Glean from scripture what God wants for your family
- Abide in Jesus
It is helpful to write out a Vision Statement for your family. I will share some of what we have for ours here. Talk with your husband and pray about what your family Vision Statement should include.
Joyfully serve others
Be obedient to God and parents
Court, not date
Love God's word
Our children to give their hearts to us
Are we brave enough to hear the word of God, obey, trust Him and leave the results to Him? If we are different we WILL be criticized. Are you willing to be different? To be fools for Christ? What is the Lord calling you to do with your children? God's word never fails!