Probably the greatest human need is for all of us to awaken from our sleepy dream. This life, while very present and real, is completely to be lived in light of the life to come.
The successful family heart learns to look outward. This is part of what it means to love our neighbor as ourselves. If we can view our neighbors with God’s eyes and heart and a t accordingly, then we will hear the words “well done” when we stand before our Master.
Of course we want our children to succeed. To love. To grow. To find happiness and peace. But to participate in building Jesus’ Kingdom is the ultimate accomplishment. This is central to the family heart. To join with God in praying for the heart of our cities.
“But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day. The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance.
But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, in which the heavens will pass away with a roar and the elements will be destroyed with intense heat, and the earth and its works will be burned up.
Since all these things are to be destroyed in this way, what sort of people ought you to be in holy conduct and godliness, looking for and hastening the coming of the day of God, because of which the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the elements will melt with intense heat! But according to His promise we are looking for new heavens and a new earth, in which righteousness dwells.” – 2 Peter 3:8-13
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Let’s pray for our neighbors!