Category Archives: Security

Making Your Home A “Heaven Upon The Earth”

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 11:21).

Jesus said to His disciples, “I go to prepare a place for you…” (John 14:2). God is preparing a place for His children! It’s a wonderful place. We call it “heaven.” As parents, we are responsible to provide a place for our children. Whether it’s a trailer, a semi-detached or a castle, we have the responsibility to make that place “…as the days of heaven upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 11:21) for our children.

One of the many characteristics of our heavenly home is that Heaven will be a place of security.  It will be free from fear and anxiety.  We need never worry about ever being separated from our Heavenly Father (John 10:27-29). 

God is providing for us a place that is absolutely secure. That is the pattern that we are to follow for our children: we need to provide a home that is safe and secure, a home where the children know that mother and father love each other, and each child is loved and accepted unconditionally. We need to provide a home where our children feel safe, a home where there is absolutely no possibility of divorce. A home that is totally secure!

Do you realize that many of the children in your street or neighborhood come from split homes? One of your child's greatest fears may be that one day mom and dad are going to divorce just like everybody else. You need to assure them that you're not like everybody else. That means you don't raise your voice in anger at each other in front of the children – or at any other time for that matter.

This means that you make your marriage relationship top priority. There is a philosophy of child rearing today that is commonly accepted in our culture called child-centered parenting. The danger with this method is that it does not provide children with the security they desperately need. If you center upon meeting every whim and desire of your children rather than upon meeting the needs of your spouse, you will destroy the security that your children need and crave.

One expert says, "Children know intuitively, just as you and I knew when we were growing up, that if something happens to Mom and Dad, their whole world will collapse. If the parents' relationship is always in question in the mind of a child, then that child will always live his life on the brink of collapse."

If you want to provide for the emotional security and well-being of your children, then you need to provide a home that is totally secure, a home where mom and dad love each other, a home where there is no threat of divorce and where each child is loved and accepted unconditionally.

Morris Hull
Home Life Ministries

 

True Security

safeWe have a tendency to build and structure our lives around certain people, possessions or positions. The trouble with doing this is the devastation that is caused when they are lost or taken away from us.

An accident or illness can suddenly claim the lives of those we love the most.

Recent banking and Stock Market scandals prove that even respected, financial institutions cannot guarantee absolute security of our money. Hurricanes, floods and other natural disasters can leave us homeless and vulnerable.

And in our fast changing world, job security is a thing of the past. Record unemployment has affected individuals and families on a global scale.

None of these things can provide us with the security we so desperately seek. God can take away from us every person, every position, and every possession; and if we are structuring our lives around any of these, we will be absolutely devastated.

True security is only possible as we build our lives around that which can never be taken away from us – the Lord Jesus Christ. We can loose every possession, every person, and every position; but if we are building our lives around the person of the Lord Jesus Christ and the eternal principles of His Word, we have the assurance that He is using each and every circumstance for our ultimate good and His ultimate glory.

Who or what are you building your life around? Don’t hold so tightly to those things which are temporal and which can be gone tomorrow. Build your life around the Person of the Lord Jesus Christ and around the eternal principles of His Word. We can loose everything else, but He can never be taken away from us. That is absolute, total security.

Morris Hull
Home Life Ministries

The Christian Home Should Be a Place of Security

“That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth” (Deuteronomy 11:21).

The nation of Israel is told to carefully follow God’s Ways, to turn from idolatry and to teach God’s Truth to their children, in order that their days may be “as the days of heaven upon the earth.”

Jesus said In John 14:2, “In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you…” God is preparing “a place” for His children. It will be a wonderful place – we call it Heaven.

As parents, we are responsible to provide a place for our children. Whether it’s a trailer, a semi-detached, or a mansion, parents have the responsibility to make that place a “heaven upon the earth” for their children.

One of the chief characteristics of a “heavenly” home is that it should be a place of security. It should be free from fear and anxiety. We need never worry about ever being separated from our Heavenly Father. Jesus said in John 10:27-29, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand…”

God is providing for us a place that is absolutely secure. That is the pattern we are to provide for our children: a home that is safe and secure, a home where the children know that mom and dad love each other, and each child is loved and accepted unconditionally. We need to provide a home where our children can retreat and find a safe haven of rest, a home where there is absolutely no possibility of divorce. A home that is totally secure!

One of your child’s greatest fears may be that one day my mom and dad are going to divorce just like the parents of their friends at school. You need to assure them that won’t happen. That means you don’t raise your voice in anger at each other in front of the children — or any other time for that matter.

Children are full of insecurities. Ask specific questions and get to know the needs and fears of each child. Help make those childhood years “as the days of heaven upon the earth” for your children.

Morris Hull, Home Life Ministries