Wednesday Words: “Return to the Lord”

6:47 am Bible, Marriage, Moms, Parenting

“Return to Me,” says the Lord of hosts, “and I will return to you.”

Zechariah 1:3

I’ve been meditating on this verse and contemplating what parts of my life need to return to the Lord.  What about you?  What areas of your life need to return to the Lord?

Here are a few areas to consider:

1.  Marriage

Are you respectful and submissive to your husband?
Do you keep quiet or always tell him what he should be doing?

There are many times I need to choose to keep quiet in a situation, rather than tell Steve what to do or what I think is the solution.  Let him lead!  And that is often done by being quiet.  More on that in future posts. (I Peter 3:1-6)

2.  Kids

Are you raising & training your kids according to God’s Word?
Or, do you depend on what others say you should do?

Regardless of how you are raising your children, you are training them.  Take a step back and see if you are training them to follow God, to obey His Word, to love righteousness & justice.

3.  Work

Work can be in your home (housekeeping, cooking, laundry, etc) or outside your home (working a job for someone else).

What is your focus in your work?
Is it simply to endure and complete tasks?
Or, is it to bring glory to God in all you do during the day?  Colossians 3:23-24

4.  Words

What do you talk about?
Do you gossip or complain?

Your words are a picture of what’s important to you.  If you are always complaining, you are not trusting God that He has your best at heart.  Philippians 2:14  If you are gossiping, your focus is on bringing others down instead of lifting them up.  Regard others as more important than yourself.  Philippians 2:4

How are you returning to the Lord this week?  Please post a comment and share with others.

6 Responses
  1. mandy.sandifer :

    Date: October 20, 2010 @ 8:34 am

    Thanks for your Blogs! My husband signed me up to receive them & I am blessed by them daily! God Bless

  2. Shannon :

    Date: October 20, 2010 @ 10:12 am

    These are great questions, Kerry. Thank you for being so honest and giving me something to think about and take to the LORD!

  3. Shannon :

    Date: October 20, 2010 @ 10:13 am

    Ooops…meant to say that what I want to return to the LORD is my reputation and being known.

    He left me here to serve Him, not to be served. Sounds familiar… :)

  4. Heather :

    Date: October 20, 2010 @ 2:06 pm

    Hi Kerry,

    Wow, you have really challenged me today. I certainly need to be quiet more often and let my hubby take more of a lead. That is really hard for me to do. lol

    In the work area, I need to focus more of my energy on working for His glory, in all things, even the dishes.

    Thanks for the post!
    Heather

  5. Kerry :

    Date: October 22, 2010 @ 10:51 am

    Thanks again for the kind comments. I’m not saying it is easy to follow the Lord, but He does give us the power and Holy Spirit to follow Him.

  6. Jan :

    Date: October 22, 2010 @ 5:22 pm

    Love this! I don’t get over here very often, sorry. Besides my writing, I’m helping others with their stories, books and poems. I want to help those who ave a desire to be published, achieve that goal. Come to my blog “Writer’s Block” and tell me if you need help.

    Thanks Kerry. It is important to get closer to the Lord. Read His Word daily, spend time with Him, and spend time with your family with Him. Pray as a family each morning, it makes the day go so much smoother!

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