Marks Of A Christ Centered Home
A Christ Centered home is marked by love, not perfection.
“As you have heard from the beginning, His command is that you walk in love.” 2 John 6
Where there are stark, cold rules and expectations there is no room for grace. Nothing says love and acceptance as much as allowing for mistakes and freely forgiving when they happen. So when Billy tips over that antique vase, love bites its tongue and remembers that harmful words are like a scorching fire. (Proverbs 16:27)
However, should Billy lie about his accident, love also knows stern discipline awaits him who knows to do what is right. (Proverbs 15:10) In a Christ centered home that might look like a good talking-to about the necessity of truthfulness and keeping our hearts pure before the Lord. Then at his repentance, grace says, “I forgive you. I love you. Let’s move on from this together.”
Love isn’t expressed by just a few spoken words. It’s shown by actions that genuinely prove others are accepted in this place, insecurities, imperfections and mistakes in tact.
A Christ centered home is marked by joy.
Practical Everyday Ways to Build a Christ Centered Home
- Personal and family devotions.
- Pray often. Pray big.
- Communicate. Ask specific questions.
- Really listen.
- Involve everyone.
- Smile a lot.
- Unplug every day.
- Make eye contact.
- Over-use please, thank you, I’m sorry, I love you.
- Make God’s word/name evident in all the rooms of your home and change it up with the seasons.