Hello, My name is Ben. I’m a husband, father of two wonderful boys, and servant of the one true God.
As the father of a busy family, I recognize that I need to find ways to encourage and lead my family in the their relationships with Jesus Christ. To be the man that God has called me to be I cannot settle with letting my family meander along in life, I must be an example and provide guidance, correction, and support for their relationships with God. Of course, just as everyone else, we’re always busy. Our oldest son is busy with school, my wife is chasing the rugrat at home, and I’m working in corporate america…throw in weekly activities and we wind up with a packed schedule.
In early 2016, I decided to try sending my family scriptures and notes during the day to encourage them, strengthen them, and help them reflect on God’s Word. This quickly turned into a daily devotion for my family as they began to be encouraged by the exchange, and soon my wife and son began to respond back with devotions of their own! What an uplifting ministry this was for our entire family!
Honestly, there have been times that I haven’t been consistent with the devotions, and believe me, we feel the impact when I’m not being faithful in this service to my family. Yet when I am faithful in what God has called me to do, our family grows and there is great encouragement and peace…gee, what a shock.
I encourage you to take some time with your family and share what you’re learning from God. You don’t need a theology degree to share your thoughts…after all, that’s all devotions really are; lessons that God is teaching you, put down on paper, and shared to encourage others. So spend some time in prayer, find some verses that impact you, and share them with others. Your family will grow, and God will be glorified!