January 23, 2015 – The Architecture of the Home

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“The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I havepassed at home in the bosom of my family” –Thomas Jefferson

parent I know wants their children to have the advantage in whatever it is they are doing.  Most of the things that seem advantageous however, are really temporal, inconsequential items.  Skinny jeans, iPods, baseball bats, and earphones may bring a smile to their face instantaneously, but they, in themselves, will never give an advantage over time.

I am going to make a bold and biblical declaration: the greatest thing you can give your children so that they can have the advantage throughout life is a good, biblical marriage. Good, biblical marriage…so easy to type out, a little harder to live out.

The reason why our homes are crumbling is because we have deviated from the original blueprints.  No one building a house would rip up the plans and wing it.  No… every angle, measurement, slope, and wall is pre-engineered and predetermined.  When a builder starts construction he must stick to the original design.  If he disregards the plan he will inevitably face setbacks.

Within the blueprints of marriage, God has given specific assignments to each individual.  If we disregard those assignments we build without a proper foundation.  The storms come and the entire structure falls.  What kind of home are you building?  Are you constructing a spiritual environment that points to God as the architect?


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