DAY 16: THE HOME
Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from His love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.
The home is meant to be a place of peace and joy where spiritual investment and nurturing is in full effect. In reality, the home is often a place of chaos and tension where spiritual strife and busy schedules are in full effect. You are meant to be the primary spiritual influence in your child’s life, and the tone you are setting in your home plays a vital role in accomplishing this mission.
As you pray Philippians 2 today, consider physically walking through and literally praying over your home.
I pray for a home that…
… is filled with encouragement from being united in Christ.
… walks in comfort from His love.
… has a common sharing in the Spirit.
…oozes a clear sense of tenderness and compassion.
God, may we be filled with complete joy through being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Help each of us, (name every family member), to do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather may we, in humility, value each other above ourselves, not looking to our own interests but the interests of one another. In our relationships with each other, may our attitudes be the same as that of Christ Jesus, in whose name I pray.