Changing habits is difficult, it takes time, but it can be done. Here’s how we did it in our home:
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Philippians 4:8
Reprinted with permission | Pastor Jeremy Sweatt | Farmington Avenue Baptist Church, West Hartford, CT
Come and Gather: Family Time with God
Introducing Come and Gather: Family Time with God, or what we lovingly refer to as Gather.
Gather is a lovely, 35-page, daily devotional centered around families enjoying time together with God and each other.
This 27-day devotional is divided into 3 parts:
Part One: Days 1-5, is written specifically with husbands and wives in mind. In this part of Gather, husbands and wives will explore 5 Signs of a Functional Family.
Part Two: Days 6-20, is written with the whole family in mind. It's A Walk Through God’s Word. From Genesis to Revelation we will discuss subjects like God's mercy and protection, being humble, dealing with difficulties, having a teachable spirit, dependence on God, and much more.
Part Three: Days 21-27, is a Men of God Character Study. We'll learn character traits that every Christian should strive to demonstrate in their life straight from characters in God's Word.
At the end of Gather, you'll find a place for your family to record specific prayer requests. I love being specific with my prayer request and seeing God answer in specific ways. Recording the answers, as well as the requests, is a great way to help your children see God working in your lives.
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How are you intentional about family time with God in your home?
6/14/2019 10:25:44 am
Love this! All of our sons are grown now and out of the house with families of their won, but when they were at home, we made sure we ate dinner as a family EVERY NIGHT. No matter if there were sports practices, music lessons, karate lessons, or anything else. We had family time. Friends were always welcome to join in, of course. I enjoyed those days, but am glad I don't have the grocery bills anymore! :)
6/14/2019 03:04:50 pm
OH! Laurie, the grocery bill!!! We only had 2 sons, but I remember how they ate—EVERYTHING! And I agree, it makes such a difference when a family commits to spending time together with God and each other!
7/2/2019 03:12:28 pm
Thank you Beth! Yes, it's amazing how much time can be sucked out of our lives with that little box. Well... it's not longer a "little box" is it? That big screen hanging on the wall now. Once we take a full assessment of the wasted time, I dare say most of us would be shocked. Thanks for sharing!
6/17/2019 12:56:22 pm
I agree, we watch too much TV 📺. Being intentional about family time is something I'm trying to accomplish with my Littles.
7/2/2019 03:15:04 pm
Being intentional takes commitment Aryn. I know! It's difficult. It's a continual process of recommitting and recommitting, over and over and over again. But it's SO worth it! And the benefits can last for generations!
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