ThursdayApril 27, 2017

Daily Devotional

A Great Trajectory

By: Pastor Ed Young

Posted: April 27, 2017

From Series: Family Business

In Topics: All, Authority, Command, Family, Influence, Teaching

Read

Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight”.

Think

Houses aren’t built without a blueprint or plan. Builders do not show up at construction sites, drop off a bunch of tools and supplies, and tell their crew, “Just start building and let’s see what happens”. Obviously, someone with expertise and knowledge of the entire process must be in charge. The same is true in building a successful household. God is a God of order, and He wants us to have a plan and follow His chain of command. If authority exists everywhere else, then why shouldn’t it also exist within the home? Families are not democracies where everyone always gets a vote. No, they are theocracies, meaning God-led and spiritually fed to carry out His transcendent values.

Today’s verse talks about trusting God, but He also trusts us to have a dedicated plan for wholeness and health. Parenting is the process of teaching and training your kids to leave. Deuteronomy 6 says to teach your children God’s commands and to impress them upon their hearts. Proverbs 22:6 says to “train up a child… and when they’re old they will never depart from it”. And finally, Genesis 2:24 says a man is to leave his parents to unite with his wife in marriage. God works through the family—a transcendent unit He created to do great things. When our children love God first and understand their purpose is to fulfill His plans, we will send them out with a great trajectory!

Pray

Be in prayer for salvation week in FC Kids. Ask God to touch the hearts and lives of our first-time guests this weekend. And pray for your family’s individual needs and desires with an attitude of gratitude.

Act

Does your family have a life verse from Scripture? If not, choose one for your household and post it as a reminder for the entire family. Today’s verse is a great place to start!