To have a happy home, you must put God first in everything.
Maybe there’s no easy formula, but here are 10 little things that can help bring peace into your home:
1. Speak kindly.
It’s amazing how a little kindness goes a long way to setting the tone for the home.
2. Gather regularly
For meals. For prayer. To simply hang out with each other. Enjoy your togetherness.
3. Laugh readily
Joke and play. Be ready to have a good time with one another. Lighten one another’s load with a good laugh.
4. Work cheerfully
It seems there’s always a job to be done. So why not make the most of it? Do all things without complaining and disputing. (Phil. 2:14).
5. Give Generously
Of your time and your possessions. The home is a place full of all kinds of giving opportunities.
6. Forgive quickly
Don’t waste time nursing a grudge. Let it go right away and get on with a loving relationship.
7. Hug freely
Give your little ones a squeeze. Wrap your arms around your big kids. Your spouse could probably use one too!
8. Pray frequently
Ask God to bring peace into your home. Lift up the needs of the day. Seek Him for wisdom when you’re stumped (or even when you’re not).
9. Cheer loudly
Let your family know you’re behind them. All the way. Offer your enthusiastic support. Who doesn’t need to hear a warm cheer now and then?
10. Love qenuinely
Seems obvious, I know. But sometimes we forget how powerful love can be in our home. And above all things have fervent love for one another, for ‘”love will cover a multitude of sins.’” (I Pet. 4:8)
So how about you? What little things do you enjoy that contribute to a peaceful home? I’d love to hear them!