Love Is The Foundation


“Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned,[a] but have not love, it profits me nothing” 1 Corinthians 13:1-3 NKJV.

What is the foundation of your home?

If love is the foundation of our home, then we are building on the eternal, endless love of God. God is love.  If you walk in His love you will have a real experience with a personal God. You will be intimate with the God of the univese who ants you to prosper and be in health.

Joy is being sensitive to the spirit of God and obeying HIm.  Joy will come to your heart when you listen to His spirit. If you listen to the Spirit, He will help you parent your children.  I remember one time I was frustrated with my son Ezequiel and in a very stern voice I said “Enough!”  Then I began to tell him all the things He was doing wrong.  I walked away from that conversation, and in my spirit I simply heard God say to me “enough.”  At that point, I could rationalize and congratulate myself on correcting my child.  But how sensitive to the spirit are you.  I remember taking my journal out and siting and listening to God.  If He was saying “enough” to me… I needed to understand. As I sat and listened to His voice, God spoke to my heart. He showed me about how I had been too hard on my son.  He showed me that my face and my voice were harsh and critical.  I asked for His forgiveness, but I also asked for my sons forgiveness.

If you are sensitive to the Spirit, He will show you the way which will always be in agreement with His word.  If we are trying to figure it out by ourselves, we will be relying on our own understanding.  But if the foundation of our home is love, God will fill us with love and with joy and that will make a difference in how we parent.  Now, if you know me, I believe in discipling my children (because God’s word instructs us to).  But when you discipline it must be born out of love in order for there to be lasting fruit in the life of your child.



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