Living Free Every Day®
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Monday, March 18, 2013
"Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will." Romans 12:2 NIV
Thoughts for Today
The family has become so fragmented in our society it is difficult to describe what normal family life is. The traditional family was once our core foundation and stabilizing force. Now special interest groups, sociology professors, and even marriage counselors who do not have a clue about what "family values" mean are giving advice to families.
Consider this …
With today's maze of family life, we are much like a dog chasing its own tail—going in circles and becoming more confused and sick. Many parents say, "I really want to be a good dad, mom, husband, or wife, but I am not sure how. I did not have a role model." With family fragmentation, busy lifestyles, relocations, and an increase in second and third marriages, we have lost much of the continuity with the past we once had.
Father, help me better understand your plan for my family. As I search the Scriptures, I pray my mind will be transformed and I will know your good, pleasing, and perfect will. In Jesus' name . . .
These thoughts were drawn from …
Understanding the Times and Knowing What to Do by Dr. Jimmy Ray Lee. This book offers biblical strategies for ministry to our family and friends. Contemporary issues and needs faced by society are addressed with biblical principles that are timeless. Ideal for small group leaders and Sunday school teachers who want a better understanding of ministry in an addictive culture.
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