Starting at Home

"But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you." - Matthew 6:33  
As believers, there is something we all must understand: while we have a desire to fix the big issues and make a real difference for Christ, that difference doesn’t actually start with those big issues. They start with us. Before we get to the big stuff, it starts at home. God wants us to fix us, before we fix anything else.

Consider the wisdom in Matthew 6:33, urging us to seek God's kingdom and righteousness first. The call is not merely to fix external circumstances but to start with the internal, to examine our own lives and homes before seeking change in the broader context.
God's approach to transformation begins with individual hearts and homes. Before we engage in fixing the larger societal issues, God invites us to take a closer look at ourselves. It's a call to self-reflection, to assess our decisions, priorities, and the spiritual state of our households.

The principle of "As for me and my house" from Joshua 24:15 echoes through the ages, emphasizing the need for personal decisions and accountability. Instead of focusing solely on external problems, God prompts us to consider our own lives and homes. Are there areas that need reorganization or redirection? Is there a need for personal renewal and alignment with God's righteousness?
This introspective process is not a call to perfection but a commitment to continual growth and alignment with God's will. As we address the internal, we lay the foundation for impacting the external.

Take inventory of your own life and household, are there areas that need attention? Is there a need for redirection or reorganization? Start with a commitment to seek God's kingdom and righteousness personally, trusting that this internal transformation will have a ripple effect on the world around you. In the pursuit of personal renewal, you contribute to the larger work of God's transformative power in our homes, communities, and beyond.

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