5 Basic Foundations of a Godly Home
Godly homes and families are the foundation of a healthy and peaceful community, and having God-fearing children are every parent desires. However, today, having a godly home is a challenge for every Christian family.
Here are five basic foundations of a godly home and family.
1. Godly home starts with the couple’s wedding vows.
A family starts with the marriage between a man and a woman, and your wedding ring is a beautiful reminder of your sacred vows, love, and devotion to each other on your wedding day. The holy union between you and your spouse is a lifetime commitment and your marriage is the strong foundation of your Godly home and family. So as much as possible, wear your wedding band to always remind you that you are fully committed and already belong to special someone as long as you both live.
“Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” — Mark 10:9
2. Godly couple raises godly children.
Christian couples must always bear in mind that God commanded Adam and Eve (the first married couple in the Bible) to be fruitful, multiply and fill the earth with godly children. God’s command hasn’t changed down through the ages, thus we ought to raise God-fearing children. It is your responsibility as Christian parents to bring your children up in the love and nurture of the Lord. Our children observe and learn from our words, actions and behaviors — every little action we take inspires them to be just like us. Let our children see Christ in our daily lives.
“Fathers, do not exasperate your children; instead, bring them up in the training and instruction of the Lord.” — Ephesians 6:4
3. Godly family creates a welcoming home.
Undoubtedly, there is no place like home. Our family and children take refuge in a lovely home where faith, hope, and love abound. Surround and decorate your home with an inspirational and faith-based theme with the intention of honoring the Lord and promoting a warm and pleasant environment that will make our family feel loved and secured.
“By wisdom, a house is built, and through understanding, it is established; through knowledge, its rooms are filled with rare and beautiful treasures.” – Proverbs 24:3-4
4. Godly family maintains discipline and harmony.
As Christian married couple you must be in one accord with the disciplines you implement in your family for your protection and safety. Your children should be trained to resolve any issue and conflict with a right attitude to maintain harmony in your home. Your attitude towards your spouse and other people has a great impact on your children’s behavior, thus it is very important to maintain your calmness and composure even when you sometimes disagree.
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.” — Colossians 3:13
5. Godly family prays and worships God together.
“The family that prays together stays together.” Your children should grow in an environment where family prayer is an essential and vital part of your family life. Praying together as a couple and as a family is a great weapon against the scheme of the enemy the devil.
“He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.” — Acts 10:2