Romans 12:2: Transform Your Family

Hey Momma! I wonder if you, like me, feel like the world has gone crazy. You are thinking that you want to prepare your babies for whatever may come. It feels a little overwhelming though because who could have imagined anything that is happening.The truth is that the world has always been a crazy, evil place. After all, we are told that the whole world lies under the influence of Satan. (1 John 5: 19) So, what is our response as Christians? How do we stand apart? Cue Romans 12:2. This was our first family scripture to memorize for this year and I think it along with the rest of the chapter holds some answers.

How to Deny Self

To examine one self is not always bad. The scriptures encourage us to search our hearts for sin, to want to understand how God gifted us to serve him, and to improve ourselves based on His Word. And of course, taking care of ourselves physically, emotionally, and spiritually is critical to us being able to give proper attention to the little ones that we are entrusted.However, it seems the culture of today encourages us to turn inward to our own power, needs, and desires, and then set out on a self-reliant mission. It is then that Christ is an afterthought and self is ruling the roost. Oh, we may pray but only asking Him to bless what we have already been determined to do.

Keep a Clean Heart

We've all heard the old addage: "Out of sight, out of mind." I'm pretty sure this is my children's philosophy on cleaning. They tend to grab anything out that I might see but whether or not it gets put in the correct place is questionable and I have to be mentally prepared to open their closets and look under beds.

Live Like Jesus

My kids recently found the show "Undercover Boss" on Youtube. I remember watching it way back when and got sucked into it with them again. Anyway, if you don't remember or have never seen it, the whole premise is that a big whig or CEO of a well known company will get a makeover and costume and go undercover...So, this is what Jesus did like times 1,000. He left a perfect heaven where He is Lord and came to this earth,where sin reigns, as a tiny baby in order to know us, serve us, love us and ultimately die for us. This is worthy of some respect! And, someday, He will return to reward the faithful and punish the wicked. I just couldn't help but see the parallel as we watched these shows.