Make it your personal goal to grow in the Lord Jesus Christ
(2 Peter 3:18)
Growing in Christ should be a chief family goal. Knowing Christ better, making Him known, and growing in Him should always take highest priority in a Christian family.
In fact, it would be a great help to any family to lay out their priorities, in order, in the context of the goal of “growing and glorifying.” Social life, school activities, recreation, Church, community service, clubs, rest, the Sabbath day, work, and family time all should be rated as to which is more important for your family. Most of us just go with what seems best at the time. But it’s so helpful to have talked out the potential conflicts before they occur.
- If sports and spiritual growth opportunities conflict, which is the priority?
- If school work and social calendars conflict, which is the priority?
- If a community service committee meeting and a party conflict, which is the priority?
Though many of us instinctively head toward the proper choice in these easier examples, written priorities might guide us through the harder decisions every family has to make.