What if this “Stay At Home Sorta’ Order” is really a blessing in disguise? Couples and families are being forced to spend more time together, and frustrations are rising. It was all new and kind of interesting a week ago. Now, it’s …not.
We say we believe in family, and strong marriages, but our actions can speak louder than words. Connection takes T-I-M-E. Monica and I learned that as we fought our way back from the brink of divorce. As a couple, we’ve spent HOURS talking, praying, and cultivating the connection needed to have the marriage you’ve always wanted. It wasn’t like that the first 10 years of our marriage.
Even after our marriage had been healed, I struggled with really being present with my kids. I was busy with Kingdom stuff – youth pastoring, or managing a Christian radio station. I was absent emotionally much of the time. I repeated what I learned from my father. Fortunately, my Heavenly Father has been re-fathering me. He is available for me all the time…and He’s pretty busy. He is the God of second, third, and fourth chances. We are living back in the home we raised our kids in, near our daughter and three grandkids. Being “Opa” is my most important job every day.
1 Peter 4: 8 says - “Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”
Are you giving the gift of presence to your spouse and family? Loving deeply takes T-I-M-E. We actually have some of that now… and that is a blessing.