1 Wisdom has built her house;
she has carved its seven columns.
How are we building our ‘house’? As I teach and counsel nationwide (read ‘about ministry’ page on www.carolclemans.org for details), I find there is a drought of the Word of God being read, studied, and lived out by example in the home.
The most impactful message our children will witness is how we live out our relationship with God within the home.
If we depend on the church to spiritually feed our children, they will be spiritually weak. Why? They are only in church a few short hours in a week. But they in your life 24 hours per day. Who has the most influence?
We have 168 hours in a week. If we did attend church 8 hours a week (most do not), if we sleep 60 hours a week, if we work 50 hours a week, it still leaves 50 hours in every week to be with family making life happen.
All of our awake hours must be lived to do ALL we do as unto the Lord! Do our words and actions reflect God’s glory? Does our life glorify God in our body and spirit? Do your children hear you pray? Do your children see you read the Bible? Do you have short family devotionals daily? Do you seek God’s guidance and God’s wisdom as a family?
The Judgment Seat of Christ is for the Bride of Christ after Jesus appears to take His Bride out of this world. This judgment will be as God looks at how we lived our lives – did we live our lives through His righteousness or did we live our lives totally worthless? Did we live life to glorify God, or did we live life with selfish motives? Maybe not sinful, but very selfish. God will judge us according to His Word!
This is a cry of my heart as I minister through teaching, counseling, and writing to help us grow spiritually, emotionally and relationally. God’s desire is to sit on the throne of our hearts – heart, soul, mind – the seat of our decision maker. Do we choose God or our selfishness?
We all need God’s wisdom – His wisdom comes by the Word of God – faith comes by hearing the Word of God. We cannot be hearers only, we must be doers of God’s Word!
How are we building our house??????
(c) Carol Clemans – July 2017 – www.carolclemans.org – Read ABOUT MINISTRY page – details of teaching nationwide and counseling by phone (636) 448-0121. Ministry ref: Pastor Daniel Batchelor, Dupo, IL on Bd. of Dir. of my LIFE ENRICHMENT MINISTRIES, INC. (501c3). Watch teaching videos on Carol Clemans Youtube channel.