Marriage and Family

Dewater 4

“Let every person be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God.” Romans 13:1

Last evening my family and I were glued to the TV to find out what was going to happen with the presidential election. It wasn’t just my wife and I, my boys were just as excited and anxious to follow the news channel to find out who won. We prayed several times through the evening, each taking a turn, asking God to intervene. I was proud to have my boys be invested and interested in the election of the highest order in our country. Kids caring about the important things in life doesn’t just happen on its own…

Rewind two weeks ago. My boys and I were having our weekly Father/Son time at the fine dining establishment of our choice, the place that we can eat for under $12 that includes a tasty chicken sandwich…. Anyway, I brought along a magazine I had received from the Billy Graham Administration, called Decision America 2016. In this magazine, there was an excellent article on the two major political platforms. It brought up the fact that behind every leader there is a platform and then it went on to share the stance these platforms take on important issues. I read these to my boys, helping them understand the big words and think through how these issues align with the Bible.

You see, our kids will find important that which we find important if we take time to lovingly and thoughtfully communicate it to them.

Whether the person you voted for won the election or not. The scripture above still applies. Let’s teach our families to follow God’s word in every area of life. If every leader of their family would be willing to start taking steps to help their family follow God’s Word, our country will become, truly, a great nation once again.

My encouragement for us this week: Lovingly and thoughtfully, help your family follow God’s Word, the Bible!

Have a great week!

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33