How To Keep Your Family Warm During This Cold Season
“Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.” – Job 37:9
Winter is coming and we are all experiencing cold winds and snow storms nowadays. Although this coldest time of the year is fun and filled with holidays, but as a parent, we tend to worry about our family’s safety and how to keep them warm inside and outside our home during this season.
So, listed below are some tips to keep our family warm despite the freezing weather that we experience.
Be active as much as you can.
“For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.” – 1 Timothy 4:7
Exercising can help you to keep warm and to regulate your temperature. So, be active as you can and fight the cold with your family by hitting the gym or by doing some activities this winter. “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.” – 3 John 1:2. Encourage your kids to do some exercises with you, to have discipline and to take care of their body which is the temple of God. However, limit your time outdoors to prevent getting colds and ill. “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.” – 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
Bundle up for winter.
“When it snows, she has no fear for her household; for all of them are clothed in scarlet.” – Proverbs 31:21
Keep yourself and your family warm during this winter by layering your clothes. Protect your extremities by wearing gloves, fuzzy or fleece socks and boots. Also, wear a hat or beanie and scarf to provide extra warmth and comfort during this season. “She makes coverings for her bed; she is clothed in fine linen and purple.” – Proverbs 31:22. Thus, make your home warm and cozy by putting some throws, chunky blankets and pillows on your sofa, couch and bed. “My people will live in peaceful dwelling places, in secure homes, in undisturbed places of rest.” – Isaiah 32:18
Prepare healthy meals and hot beverages for them.
“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.” – Proverbs 31:15
Cook a hearty, comforting and healthy meals for your family such as porridge, soup, stew, pies and cookies. “So heap on the wood and kindle the fire. Cook the meat well, mixing in the spices; and let the bones be charred.” – Ezekiel 24:10. Keep them warm by preparing their favorite hot drinks or beverages and serve it to them with love. You can also use a mug with Scripture verses to ignite their faith and to remind them the Word of God. Thus, cooking is also one of the therapeutic activities that your family can engage in during the colder months — it will keep you busy and will improve your relationship with your grown-up children. “Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” – Nehemiah 8:10
Snuggle and cuddle with your spouse and kids.
“If it is cold, two can sleep together and stay warm, but how can you keep warm by yourself?” – Ecclesiastes 4:11
There is nothing compared to the warmth of your embrace — so spend more time with your family at home; and keep them warm by hugging and kissing them. “Husbands, love your wives, as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” – Ephesians 5:25. Affirm your love for each other and fill your home with laughter. Play with your kids, have a game night, have a faith-filled tea time, tuck your kids in their bed, read the Bible or watch Christmas movies with them. Kiss them Goodnight and nurture them with your love and care. “Greet one another with the kiss of love. Peace to all of you who are in Christ.” – 1 Peter 5:14
Ask God to keep you warm and safe.
“Let your steadfast love comfort me according to your promise to your servant.” – Psalm 119:76
Gather your family and have a conference with God. Kneel down or hold hands together while you pray, ask for each member’s prayer request and take time to have devotion with God. “But the Lord is faithful, and he will strengthen you and protect you from the evil one.” – 2 Thessalonians 3:3. Ask God to keep you away from sickness and to keep your family safe and strong all the time. Also, create a healthy prayer life and pray for your loved ones, relatives, friends, brethren in Christ and co-workers’ safety as well. “I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The Lord watches over you— the Lord is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The Lord will keep you from all harm— he will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” – Psalm 121:1-8
Finally, keep the faith burning in your heart and let the love of God keep you warm always. “Never let the fire in your heart go out. Keep it alive. Serve the Lord. When you hope, be joyful. When you suffer, be patient. When you pray, be faithful.” – Romans 12:11-12