Her Many Hats

Her Many Hats

Emma Danzey
 

Episode 29: Unity in the Home

April 26, 2022   ●   15 min

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Sometimes the most difficult place to be a unifier is not at church or in our communities, but within our own homes. The people who know us best see our good moments and our ugly ones. They know our weaknesses and can push our buttons. They catch us off guard and can get the worst of us if we do not. Have self-control over our tongues. Being in family or having some type of roommate dynamic where you live, can create a space of chaos and disunity if we are not careful. Our greatest battle in being a unifier in our house is often ourselves. We must deal with our own insecurities and selfishness so that we can love others better and more like Christ.

Bible Focus:
Colossians 3:13-14 says, “Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.”

Pray Hard Prayers:

David prayed in Psalm 139:23-24, “Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”

It is convicting to read that David asked the Lord to search His heart and test him. He wanted to know if there was any offensive way within him. This is the kind of humility required when we are seeking to be unifiers within a home. Instead of focusing on all of the issues that “the other person has” living under the same roof, we need to be asking God to evaluate our own hearts. We need to realize our own sin struggles and confess them, then ask the Holy Spirit to help us to turn in repentance away from them.

Call to Action:
-Who have you been pointing the finger towards at home?
-What sin in your life is preventing unity in your house?
-What can help you actively choose to put on love each day?
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