Where The Rubber Meets The Road

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I am sure you have heard it said, “Home Is Where The Heart Is.”   I have been deeply impressed lately about the understanding of having the “Home” be transformed by the presence of Jesus Christ in our lives.

If Christianity is truly real, then the first place it should cause a change to take place is in our homes.  With Christ in our hearts we have a “New Presence” in our home.  The Apostle Paul tells us in Colossians 3:10

“Put on the self self which is being renewed in the knowledge after it’s creator.”

Then Paul launches into the teaching that the home life should become renewed as well.  Husbands should love their wives and because of that loving leadership, wives should be willing to submit to their husbands.  (vv.18-19)

This is where true Christianity is played out in reality.  If your inside is transformed your outside will respond and love differently.  Your home life will be renewed and God will redeem everything, including your marriage and your parenting. 

Why should we live differently because of our Christianity?  Paul tells us in Colossians 3:18-4:1 four times – “This is what pleases the Lord.”  “It is fitting unto the Lord.”  “Do it heartedly as for the Lord.” “Do it because you know that you have a Master in heaven.”

That is reason enough!!!

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