Marriage and Family

Dewater 4

“And they were continually devoting themselves to the apostles teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” Acts 2:42

Last evening consisted of a baseball game, a meeting at church, dinner, and medicine routine. To some this sounds like nothing compared to your schedule; to others it may sound hectic.

As I read the early account of the church, I get a sense of what was important to Christian families in their day. The verse above lays it out plainly; Bible teaching, fellowship, eating, and prayer. I have read this verse many times. I don’t know that I have read it thinking about how that impacted families lives in their day.

Were they less busy? Did they not play sports or have other extracurricular activities? Obviously, this was from a different time and a different culture. But one thing is true, they set their priorities for what was most important. Sometimes, it can be REALLY TOUGH to set these priorities.

What does this look like in your family? How do you set priorities for your family to be part of your local church? A better question may be, how does your local church help you live this out in your family?

My encouragement for us this week: Consider God’s priorities for your family and then start making any needed adjustments.

Have a Great Week Loving Your Family!

Marriage Scripture

Ephesians 5:22-33