“…As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” Joshua 24:15
Our homes should be places of peace and refuge. Learn to fight for peace in your home.
There is nothing in this life, other than the Lord Himself, that we parents are more passionate about than our families and our children. Every family experiences difficult times, times that tension and voices can get high. I remember a friend once telling me, “There is a battle, Candy. But the enemy doesn’t live in your house. When you go home, the gloves need to come down and the armor off and everyone needs to experience a peaceful refuge.” It is in that place, a peaceful refuge, that our passion is rekindled and we receive strength for the battle that lies ahead.
As you walk this road of raising teenagers, remember godly, righteous passion is always achieved through peace. Even when things are difficult, frightening, or overwhelming- if it is His plan, you will walk in complete peace.
When Daniel entered the lions’ den his flesh must have been quaking but his feet carried him in peace. When Abraham prepared an alter with (for) Isaac, I know he was overcome, but his feet carried him in peace. As Moses faced a raging Red Sea he must have been confused and uncertain, but his feet carried him in peace. Our passion is to serve God, our vehicle is peace.
Choose peace…at all cost.
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