Sunday, October 10, 2010
What a heart needs
Just what if we turned the television off? What if we put away the music, the video games, the computer and all the stuff that takes up our evenings and just sat together reading the word of God? For me, I think that would make a great impact on our lives, our relationships and our walk with Christ.
We look at families today and everything is a rush. No time. We make time for what we want to do. Isn't that what keeps us busiest? It's all that stuff we add on our lists that keep us running about with our heads cut off. But what do families really need? It's not those nights out at the movies. It's not those fancy dinners and football games. All that is well and good, but when we leave out Christ are we gaining anything? We leave Him out of so very much, when in fact He should be at the center of everything we do. Family night out is wonderful, but what about beginning each day in prayer? What about a Thursday bible study together? We try to make a date for everything under the sun, but when it comes to Christ we all kind of just do our own thing in our own time and way instead of walking with Christ as a family. Can you imagine what our families would be like if we devoted time for Christ each day?
Women and men think differently. We can even say the same thought so totally different that we misunderstand one another. My husband reads a map to get to where we are going. I cannot. As he says turn three blocks and go left, I say, "Go down to Old Navy and turn left at Kohls!!" If we are not communicating clearly we are never going to understand each other. We can talk for hours, but if we really aren't listening, we are not hearing what the other's heart is truly saying. So, just open your heart. Pray. Share with your husband. Things might not change over night. In fact I know they won't, but we will never find out unless we too begin to open up and share our fears as well. This walk is a journey. In this journey we are learning and growing daily. We are a work in progress. As Christ is teaching us daily, molding us, He too can reach our husbands through our obedience to Him.