Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Living the Word
This week, Loni is hosting "In 'Other' Words" at her site, Writing Canvas. She has chosen a quote from the book: Family Driven Faith by Voddie T. Baucham, Jr. I can't wait to see what everyone writes for this week's In "other" Words...
This week's quote is:
"A family without a commitment to the God of the Bible has no hope of stemming the tide of cultural onslaught. If we mix a little biblical truth, a little secular physchology, a little romance novel ideology, and a little eastern mysticism, we will get a deadly mixture of lies. Unfortunately, this is what many Christian families do . . . If we are to experience multigeneraltional faithfulness we must come to a place where we throw off the shackles of our culture and live in the fullness that is found only in Christ. We must be people who live the Word in our homes."
~By Voddie T. Baucham, Jr~
Wow! What a great quote Loni. At first I thought about it only in the context of the nuclear family - how our lives affected our children. But being in ministry, I began to see this from a more global perspective.
The church is the family of God. If each person lived the Word in their own home free from the influences of secular psychology, romance novel ideology and mideast mysticism, not only will our immediate family prosper in the Lord, we will carry that over into the church - our spiritual family life, making the church a place where multigenerational faithfulness is nurtured. No more generation gaps or church family feuds.
The Word cannot be boxed, bottled or canned, it must be a fresh experience each day of our lives to have such explosive results. And to think it all starts here - in my heart, in my life, in my family, in my church, in my community, in the world!
Lord, revive us again and start the work in me.
If you'd like to join us today, simply blog about the quote on your blog site, then drop by and visit Loni at Writing Canvas to read her take on the quote and leave your blog URL. Then visit some of the other participants and be sure to leave a comment to encourage them!