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HOW DO YOU WALK IN YOUR HOME?
How do you walk around your home? Do you walk with a spring in your step? Oozing joy and happiness? Pouring out encouragement and blessing? Or does this sound a bit over the top?
Perhaps you’d like me to come down to earth. Would you rather walk around with bent shoulders? Sighing and groaning as you go. Look out children or they’ll get a frown or a negative word. And your husband? He better not come too near.
Help. Are we meant to be earthly? Didn’t Jesus ask us to pray the words: “As in heaven, so in earth” (Luke 11:2)? Colossians 3:1-3 says: “If ye then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God.”
Proverbs 20:7 (NLT) says: “The godly walk with integrity; BLESSED are their children who follow them.” The word “walk” means “to walk about; to walk to and fro.” It’s all about our walk—what we say and what we do. Starting in our home.
How do you walk out to the kitchen from your bedroom? What do you say when greet everyone in the morning? What does your countenance look like? Your walk will affect your children, now and for years to come. When you walk with joy and purpose, your children will be blessed. When you walk with negativity, you have nothing positive to impart to your family.
Walk in integrity, dear mother. It’s walking in integrity that blesses your children—and future generations. Do they see us walking uprightly? Making righteous decisions? Adhering to God’s Word even if it is opposite to our circumstances?
This is how we bless our children.
Love from Nancy Campbell