In today’s time where the divorce rate in America has only slightly lowered due to the fact that more couples are choosing to just live together rather than marry and where children are raised without ever being taught about the Lord, more teaching about what makes a Christ-centered home is vitally important.
God created the home in Genesis 2:18-24. Since God created the home, He intends for every home to be a Christ-centered one. The home can only be a Christ-centered home if husband and wife have a Christ-centered marriage. This means that both husband and wife should be faithful Christians. Being faithful Christians means that both the husband and wife must work to help one another go to Heaven every day. They should also worship God together, and attend worship services together regularly. They must also show Christ-like love for one another like that mentioned in I Corinthians 13:4-7, which states,
“Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.”
In my work as a counselor, I did various marriage counseling sessions, and the root cause of many of their problems was a lack of Christ in their marriages.
When and if children come into the home, it is the husband and wife’s responsibility to raise them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Ephesians 6:4). This involves making sure that their children attend worship services regularly, and that the whole family attend worship services together. There are many cases that I have seen in my work as a counselor where more than one generation of a family have never set foot in a church building, and as a result, their lives are chaos. So many children are being raised to believe that God is not real, even at the youngest of ages. How horrible that must be as a child to not have the hope of Heaven!
Satan is trying his best to destroy our homes, because if he can control a home, he can keep that many more precious souls out of Heaven. That is why it is so important that whether we are married or not, we should know how to keep a Christ-centered home that will help ourselves and others go to Heaven. May we all strive to always put Christ first in our lives, for our own sakes, and for the sakes of our spouses and children. If we lean on Christ for help, we will have the Christ-centered homes that will be like a slice of Heaven here on the Earth!
-Brandi Gann, TBC Ladies’ Renew Guest Speaker