Six Areas to Check if Your Family is Pointed in the Right Direction for 2017


New Years is a time for new resolve, updated plans and fresh goals. Therefore, it’s the perfect time for a family spiritual alignment. Just like your car occasionally needs alignment to make sure all the tires are pointed in the same direction, this is a good time to check your family’s spiritual alignment.

Here are six areas to consider with your family as you kick off the New Year:

1. Are we all pointed in the same direction, putting first things first?

Seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)

2.  Are there idols in our family that we need to discard?

 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:21)

 3. Do we read God’s Word every day, either individually or as a family?

Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that comes from the mouth of God. (Matthew 4:4)

 4. Is prayer a priority in our lives? As a family and personally?

Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful. (Colossians 4:2)

 5. Are we living out our faith through the local church?

 From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work. (Ephesians 4:16)

 6. Is love driving all our relationships?

Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.  (Colossians 3:12-14)

What are some other areas that may need aligning in your family?

Make sure you join us at Cottonwood Creek for our January Series, “Life Matters More When You Honor God.”

Happy New Year!

Love, Dave and Sue

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