Knowing that Christ really lives in you can change your life forever
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I was able to go with my buddy Don, which made it an even better time.
There are many people who hear the term “family economics” and don’t really know what to think.
Is it a new idea? No.
In fact, it’s an age-old idea – almost as old as the human race.
It’s pretty simple: Families not only live together, they work together… and the work that every member does contributes to the overall good of the family. It may be housework, or work that provides income, but everyone learns to be a part.
The argument can be made that when Dad, or sons, or daughters have to work “outside” the home, it contributes to the dissolution of the family unit.
But I do think that working together is better, and developing multiple streams of income that are within your own control (not that of an employer) is ultimately a best-case scenario. Ideally, it seems to me that it’s best to work toward recurring, even passive streams of income that will support the family’s goals long-term.
I’ve become pretty convinced that this way of thinking is healthier and more beneficial for the family. So, I’ve started a “Christian Family Economy Mastermind” – an online community for people interested in or practicing home-business endeavors. Inside the mastermind you can to get together with other believers who are working toward a family economic model and…
The CFE Mastermind has a very simple mission:
If you’d like to learn more about family economics or the CFE Mastermind, you can do so here.
#1 The Truth of My Identity in Christ
Ever since I was little, my mom has been teaching me about who I am because of Jesus and His work in me. I am a new creation. No matter how I fall short and mess up, I know that I am pure and holy because of Christ. Because of this knowledge, I can live life confident in God, and who He is making me to be. When insecurities and doubts rise up to make life difficult, I can fight them and live according to the truth because I know the truth about who I am. I am in Christ, and He is in me.
#2 Not to be Controlled by My Emotions
Emotions are powerful things, and it’s easy to live life and make decisions based on how we feel. Without even knowing it, we let our feelings dictate our thoughts and actions. As long as I can remember, my mom has shown me the difference between living
It’s a heart-breaking situation for Christian parents when their adult children turn away from the faith. It can be very tempting to give up hope, resigning yourself to the reality that your children are grown and have made their own choices. But does that mean there’s nothing you can do? Are there things that the LORD can do in your heart and through you that might make a difference? In this episode Rob Rienow discusses this issue with us, and reveals some powerful biblical principles to help us navigate this difficult topic.
Links & Resources mentioned in
When Mindi and I were expecting our first child, we did the typical “new parent” things.
We read books on pregnancy. (and we watched a video or two like the one at the bottom of this post) We read books on parenting. We talked a lot about our hopes and dreams for our family.
It was a very exciting time.
But one of the most important conversations we had, had to do with the “biblical values” we wanted to characterize our home and family.
Have you given that much thought?
Since our goal was to have a Christ-centered home, we wanted the things characteristic of God/Christ to be characteristic of our home and family.
Here is a short-list of things that we saw as “nonnegotiable” for our home.
In Galatians chapter 2, verse 20 Paul wrote…
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
We’re told that if we’d just think better of ourselves, we’d be a lot healthier.
But the Bible approaches that issue from an entirely different perspective.
God says our problem is not that we think too little of ourselves, but that we think entirely TOO MUCH of ourselves.
Instead of focusing so much on self esteem, we need to learn (and teach our kids) that anything and everything we are that is good, comes from God.
So really, we need to learn to have God-esteem, not self esteem.
That means instead of encouraging our kids about what THEY did, we can draw out the gifts that GOD has given them, to help them see that He is active in their lives, USING them to accomplish His work.
Since almost the beginning of time the battle of the sexes has raged. But have you ever wondered how it came about and why it’s the way it is? In this episode of the podcast we’ll uncover the origin of the battle of the sexes and right alongside it uncover the plan God intends for male / female relationships. There’s a great deal to learn from the scriptures on this topic, and I trust it will be a great blessing to you.
Links & Resources mentioned in this podcast:
My Compass Weekend for Young Men The Life of a Steward Website The book, “Love and Respect.“** Google
We make mistakes. We let them down. We unintentionally do and say things that are hurtful, things hard for them to bear.
When that happens, we need those people to have mercy on us.
It’s what gives us hope that we’ve not damaged the relationship beyond repair.
It’s what demonstrates God’s mercy to us, giving us hope that He will work in our mistakes for our good (Romans 8:28).
But it goes both ways… others need mercy from us too.
Our spouses need us to have mercy on them.
Our children need us to have mercy on them.
Our mercy is many times God’s love toward the people in our lives.
But there are times, crucial times when they need you to withhold mercy, in order to give them love.
Sometimes, in our desire to be merciful, we withhold the very things that our loved ones need the most.
We want to spare them emotional pain, avoid a conflict, or help them “feel better” about themselves or a situation…
So we don’t give them…
The difference is very subtle…
You and I are supposed to take our worries, our concerns to the LORD. He is the only one who can do anything about them, so taking them to Him is the RIGHT thing to do.
And there are many burdens we carry…
Desires for our families Concerns about our children Burdens concerning our marriages And the daily burdens of life – finances, health, decisions that need to be made, and on and on the list goes…
But we often pray in a worrying manner – fretting, being anxious… and that falls into the category of worrying.
Faith in God’s ability (He is all powerful… remember that) Trust in God’s goodness (He is nothing BUT good… remember that) Confidence in His wisdom (He is all wise… remember that) Reliance upon His will (His will is always best… remember that)
We must do our best to keep our focus on those things – on the greatness and majesty of our