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Since my husband and I have come back together and have vowed that NOTHING will tear us apart again I have started a study on the family and what the Bible says about each role.I’m not far into it, just a few days, but I have discovered an important fact:  choices affect every area of our lives! 

Honestly, when I started this study I was more focused on the children. One day I got really upset over the way they treat each other.  I pointed out to them that some of the stuff they say, the way they respond to each other, and the way they treat each other, they would NEVER do to their friends.

I tried to explain to them the importance of family and the fact that God has hand-picked each of us ,”Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee” Jeremiah. 1:5, and put us together to be a help and support to each other, not to tear each other down.  While trying to explain this to them I was struggling with HOW to explain the importance of family and the way God would have us to treat each other.  So I began my study.

The choices that we make may not seem real significant at the time.  But these choices, sometimes made at the spur of the moment such as going to a party, drinking, or smoking and sometimes they’re given more thought such as marriage and salvation, can have lasting affects not only on our lives but on the lives of our children and even our grandchildren.

Choices need to be made with God’s will in mind, according to God’s Word.  I don’t know about you but I am not a patient person.  I will be the first to admit it.  As a result of this I have made choices/decisions quickly.  I can look back and see the consequences of these choices made without first going to God, and sadly a lot of them are not good!

I want my children to learn this lesson a lot sooner than I did.  So I will be sharing what I am learning through my study with my children and the first memory verse we will be working on is Genesis 13:8 “And Abram said unto Lot, Let there be no strife, I pray thee, between me and thee, and between my herdmen and thy herdmen; for we be brethren.”

A lot of the time the strife which my children get into has pride at the root.  They are thinking of self.  When this occurs I point out to them that what they are arguing and getting upset over is not as important as their relationship to each other.  In the end all will be burnt up, “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.” 2 Peter 3:10, but their relationship will still be there.  Choose what is the best!

Along with our memory verse we will be going through these two books together:

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I will have more to share as my study comes along.  In the mean time enjoy this free printable I created, printed, and framed today to remind all of us of the importance of the choices we make.

Our Choices Make A Difference

Click here for printable:  Our Choices Make A Difference

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