by Kevin Hearn
With our theme this year taking us through three thoughts, Faith-Family-Future. We as a church find ourselves looking at the home during the months of May through August.
The American family has been under satanic attack for the past several decades. With the invention of the television to the technology we have available to us today the face of the traditional family has changed. I know sometimes when I glance around our home I see everyone of us, from our three year old to myself engulfed in a screen.
Now don’t get me wrong, I appreciate technology, after all I am typing on a laptop. I use an iPad, have a television with satellite…we as a family are on the proverbial grid if you will. But there are dangers in this that can be detrimental to a family if not carefully guarded.
So here are some simple thoughts as a family to place guards to protect against the Enemy of Technology in the Home.
- Put a guard before your eyes and the eyes of your children.
Psalm 101:3 “I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.”
- Have a set time to turn off the switch and spend time as a family.
(Game night, read a book (One that is made of paper :-)), Tell some family stories, go for a walk together.)
- Ask your children what they are watching and looking at.
Proverbs 4:23 “Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.”
It may seem simple but it is our responsibility as parents to teach and guard the heart of our children and lead and guide them to the Heavenly Father.
- Lead by example.
There are many times we as parents need to take some down time. In the 1980s a statistic came out that with the invention and implementation of the personal computer by 1985 we would be working less than 30 hours per week because of the convenience of technology. Just the opposite has happened. I am answering emails late into the night, social media keeps us constantly connected but many times we are disconnected from the flesh and blood family siting in front of us. Mom and Dad turn it off and spend time talking together.
Just some simple thoughts that I believe if implemented with help us protect our families from the enemies that are attacking our home.
by Kevin Hearn
Original article can be found at http://maranathasomerset.blogspot.com/2013/07/enemies-of-home.html