Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Thanks for Popping By

A Devotional by Margot Cioccio

1 Timothy 5:8
But if anyone does not provide for his own,
and especially for those of his household,
he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.

I'm not a big fan of popcorn but I though this was another cute idea to share during our 1 Year Birthday month that had some outreach potential.

What family do you know that you could bless with a movie night or a game night?
Maybe its your own family that needs you to pop by and spend some time with them.
I know in my own family we can all be so busy with our own stuff that we can forget to take the time to enjoy each other. We can get so we are just passing in the halls. Maybe its time to initiate a family get together. Your tag might read "Pop by for a family movie", or "Pop by for a family game night".
You could change the sticker to suit your own situation.  

So my post is about celebrating family. It is easy to take one another for granted. Life is so busy. Perhaps your relationships are a bit strained and everyone just retreats to their own corners and pretends nothings wrong. 
It might be time to have the family pop in for a family meeting to talk about some issues rather than continuing to sweep them under the rug. 

“The same Jesus Who turned water into wine can transform your home, your life, your family, and your future. He is still in the miracle-working business, and His business is the business of transformation.”  ~ Adrian Rogers

The verse above from 1st Timothy does not always mean that your family needs you to make money to provide for their every need and want. What your family needs is you. They need your emotional presence not just your financial support.  Its easy when family life is difficult to run away into busyness.
It might be time to stop running and make yourself available to them again.
This is probably not for every one reading today - but I bet you know a family that could use your prayers and support.

Dear Lord, Turn our heart back to our homes. Help us to remember the people who should be most important to us, who have gotten lost in the shuffle of busyness. Help us stop and pause and reevaluate our priorities. Kids grow up fast and marriage partners can feel lonely even in their own home. Lord come in and transform our family. Let this revival begin in me.

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