John Page: Household Faith
Making Your Home a Little Heaven on Earth
Family life can be very busy. Driving to practices and school events fills our schedules, and taking care of chores around the house can be distracting. However, there is a serious battle taking place in our homes today across America. Ephesians 6:12 tells us, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Family is at the core of who we are as people. When our families are attacked by hurt, challenges, illnesses, financial struggles, or things that threaten to tear us apart, it is precisely the time to draw closer to each other. It is a time that God can use to strengthen the family unit. It is also the time that our church families need to step up and be spiritual warriors with the family. Joshua’s proclamation is a great reminder to keep us focused. In Joshua 24:15, he challenged the Israelites saying, “Choose yourselves this day whom you will serve.” Joshua then affirmed, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.” When battles come upon our doorsteps, I encourage you to embrace the opportunity to grow spiritually as a family.