Monday, February 23, 2015

A House "In Order"

Look for where this bishop needed to focus his efforts.
   My servant Newel K. Whitney also, a bishop of my church, hath need to be chastened, and set in order his family, and see that they are more diligent and concerned at home, and pray always, or they shall be removed out of their place.
Doctrine & Covenants 93:50

In Section 93:40-50 the Lord tells four very prominent church leaders to first “set in order” their families. What does that mean to “set in order” our families?  Have them stand in line from shortest to tallest when we blow a whistle? Actually, it is to set out the order of things in a family.  It is to establish priorities. Are family prayers, blessing the food, FHE, scripture reading established priorities in your home? Could they become that way?  Is time with your family a priority over time with hobbies, TV, or even church callings?  I know there has to be a balance with everything, but is family, and their welfare, first?

Today’s Takeaway: Decide how to make family first. Make a goal, then work at it. Think of ways to establish family as a priority.  Be ready to say no to things that don’t matter as much.

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