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Power as a Team

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“Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” – Galatians 6:2

Horses are incredibly powerful. An average draft horse can pull an average of 350lbs. for a full eight-hour day. For me, just carrying a load of chicken food can leave me winded! However, did you know that when you couple horses not only can they carry twice the amount of weight, but three times? And well-trained horses can pull up to four times! In a team, there is power. The same can be said for us.

     We were not made to live this life alone. God has given us relationships for a purpose. This includes our spouse, family and fellow brother and sisters in Christ. We need individuals who desire God’s heart to pour into our lives and hold us accountable. Individuals who encourage us to love as Christ did and have permission to ask us the tough questions. This also takes us being open and vulnerable; however, when we do we are yoking ourselves together in love and exemplifying the character of Christ. And the movement that we can make for the Kingdom of God will be immeasurable.

 

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Relationships Take Priority

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          “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Prov. 22:6

 Cold, long winter nights allow for occasions to be cuddled inside, enjoying the warmth of our homes. Though we may be tempted to gravitate to our tablet or social media, we have an amazing opportunity to model to our children the importance of relationships –with each other and foremost with our Creator. Take the opportunity to pull out a game, work together on a puzzle or invite someone over for dessert. Allow conversation to be generated just from being around one another. Look for ways to use technology in a positive way. Our Church Family has access to RightNow Media which promotes wholesome, faith-building content. We used this recently when service was cancelled for ice and it was a great tool to worship together. This can also open up conversation about what it means to have a deeper walk with Christ.

You also have access to an online devotional for families through DevoHub. With the New Year, this would be a great time to start the habit of reading God’s Word as a family and be intentional about connecting with one another. As we say in our house, relationships always take priority over electronics. Therefore, do not let technology be a distraction, but a tool for building each other up!

If you need assistance with accessing RightNow Media or DevoHub, please reach out to  me or Pastor Steve.

 

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