Sunday, March 10, 2024

Why Wouldn’t We Want Guidance For Our Home?

By Wes Garland

    When you look into many families, you see that a lot of them think that what they are doing, concerning their family, is working. They think that as long as it is working for them, then it is ok. I've even seen parents when being addressed by others in giving advice, get really upset and have hard feelings towards the ones trying to help. NOW UNDERSTAND THIS, I’m speaking about someone giving honest, good advice, and not forcing their opinion or just casting judgment based on their own thoughts. We do not have the right to force on others the opinion of ourselves (Romans 14). But when it comes to an honest observation, or a sense of help from someone who sees something that is truly apparent to them, or they have personally experienced whether it is professionally or personal, we always need to be open to being better. To be open, one has to be willing to receive information and to acknowledge that they do not know everything themselves. This comes through humility, honesty, and a desire to be better than we are now.
    Ask yourself these questions:
•Do we desire to be better as a spouse, parent, or child?
•Do we desire to have our homes to be the fullest that it can be?
•Do we desire to lead our family to God and be the best we can be?
•Do we desire to be pleasing in the sight of God as a family?
•Do we desire to hear those words, “Well done?”
    If we answered yes to these questions, then this will only come through guidance and help from God and others. We have to realize that we need help and that we cannot reach these results in a manner that is pleasing to God without guidance. This is why we have older people to teach the younger (Titus 2), those who have personal experience to help those who are in the same situations (2 Corinthians 1:3-4), and most importantly God, who has given us everything to guide our way (2 Tim. 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:3).
    If we want true success as a family, we must have guidance!
    Do you want guidance?

- Wesley Garland preaches for Warners Chapel church of Christ in Clemmons, NC. He may be contacted through the congregation's website:

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