19 Jun Heart to Heart with God: A Journey Towards Acceptance Day 16
365 Days of Reflection Towards God’s Love and Acceptance
~June 4, 2014-June 3, 2015~
Day 16-West Palm Beach, Florida:
The center of the building block of family is Jesus and with that comes a love of those closest to us. When Jesus died on the cross, God’s son was tortured and crucified as an innocent man. This had to be extremely hard to follow through with, because at any moment God could have saved his Son from what he endured. However, through this act of love the true definition of family was defined.
Every family situation is different and some are more complicated than others, which make it easy to lose site of what God expects of us within our family structure. That is why taking care of your loved one’s and raising your children to understand the importance of God in their lives is what God teaches us throughout the Bible. We have an obligation to withhold the highest standards not only now, but for future generations as well.
If we do not adhere to these practices, before you know it God is nowhere around. This is not a good idea for our relationship between our families and God moving forward. This raises the question, how can our children understand this concept to love and serve God when He is not accepted into our public schools, workplaces, politics, and other places where the presence of God is equally required in our daily lives regardless of where we go?
These restrictions do not reinforce many practices that parents of religious families are teaching their kids at home. Such as praying before meals, engaging in thought provoking conversations about religion, maintaining family values, and discussing personal beliefs that define who we are both individually and collectively based on where the Holy Spirit is guiding our hearts. It is up to us to allow God to flow freely through our families and into our children’s lives in order to maintain good over evil in this world.
Reflection Day #16
Three takeaways towards your journey with God: