Monday January 23rd

Taking A Stand

Matthew 5:13-14

    "You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt has become tasteless, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled under foot by men. "You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden;


That God would give you the courage to be “salt” and “light” in our culture.

Something To Think About:

What prevents you from take a stronger public stand for morality?

Tuesday January 24

Three Little Big Words

Philip. 2:19-20

    But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition. [20] For I have no one else of kindred spirit who will genuinely be concerned for your welfare.


That you will be able to lead each family member to recognize each other’s unique needs.

Something To Think About:   

Focus for a few moments on each person in your family. Interact with your spouse and children on the various ways you need him or her and them.

Wednesday January 25th

What Ever Happened To Simplicity?

Matthew 14:29-30

    And He said, "Come!" And Peter got out of the boat, and walked on the water and came toward Jesus. [30] But seeing the wind, he became frightened, and beginning to sink, he cried out, "Lord, save me!"


That you family will be able to see the need to knife through the complexities of life and to organize family life around Jesus Christ.

Something To Think About:

    On a scale of 1 to 10 how would you rate your family’s ability to tolerate different interests and commitments? Should some be curtailed?




Thursday January 26

A Fortress Of Commitment

Proverbs 4:23

        Watch over your heart with all diligence,

        For from it flow the springs of life.


That God would give you the strength to gibe up those things that keep you from your priorities.

Something To Think About:

Against what forces do you need to guard your heart? What tends to pull you away from your commitment to God and your family?

Friday January 27th

The Riches Of A Good Name

Proverbs 22:1

        A good name is to be more desired than great riches,

        Favor is better than silver and gold.


That the presence of God’s Spirit in your life will be so real you would never think of acting with anything but spiritual integrity.



Something To Think About:

What does the word “integrity” mean to you? Are you a man of your word?   


Saturday January 28th

The Need For Involvement Pt.1

1 Cor. 16:13

    Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.


Ask God to make you sensitive to spot the “times” when your children (or spouse) want to talk. Ask Him also to help your to really listen.

Something To Think About:   

On what occasions do you find yourself asking this some question: Am I going to get involved? What is your usual response?

Sunday January 29th

The Need For Involvement Pt.2

Daniel 11:32

    "By smooth words he will turn to godlessness those who act wickedly toward the covenant, but the people who know their God will display strength and take action.


Ask God to help you be “all there” at home with your spouse and children.

Something To  Think About:

Think of two things you can do during the  next week to get more involved in your kids’ lives.   

Monday January 30th

Your Mate’s Mirror

1 John 4:18

    There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.


That  God would use each of you to cast out fear through your love.

Something To Think About:

What fears help to govern how your mate reacts in different situations? Discuse with one another how rejection and acceptance have had an impact in your life.