As we step into our series called Bless This Home, one of our objectives is to define a Christ-centered home. Much of what I learned about being a Christ-centered home I learned in college during my sophomore and junior years as I lived with Christ-centered roommates!
Here is a summary of the top distinctives my college roommates taught me about Christ-centered homes:
- Remember the Architect.
For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God. Hebrews 3:4
- Be on the alert for evil.
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8
- Follow God’s directions.
I will meditate on Your precepts and regard Your ways …Your statutes are my songs in the house of my pilgrimage. Psalm 119:15, 54
- Strive for unity.
If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. Mark 3:25
- Seek understanding.
By wisdom a house is built, and by understanding it is established; and by knowledge the rooms are filled with all precious and pleasant riches. Proverbs 24:3-4
- Ask God to bless my home.
May it please You to bless the house of Your servant …2 Samuel 7:29
- Choose daily to serve the Lord.
Choose for yourselves today whom you will serve … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15
- Remember that the Master of my home will return.
“It is like a man away on a journey, who upon leaving his house and putting his slaves in charge, assigning to each one his task, also commanded the doorkeeper to stay on the alert. Therefore, be on the alert—for you do not know when the master of the house is coming …” Mark 13:34-35
This Sunday, we continue in the series looking at Matthew 5:8 and how a Christ-centered home strives for purity. I can’t wait to see you on Sunday!
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