“Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8
There were reports all over social media. Was that an earthquake? My windows and house were shaking! We saw a bright light; like a fireball. There was something falling from the sky!
Just last week a meteor fell from the sky very close to our area. A 2.0 earthquake was registered. On the Richter magnitude scale this is considered minor but it stirred up enough people that it was noticed.
There was no warning that time.
Our homes’ foundations can be shaking right underneath us and oftentimes we don’t notice the warnings until its too late.
And in the business of life, we can easily put aside the shaking, bright lights and fireballs until our skies fall.
It’s been a really different season for our family and we found ourselves in our Pastor’s office looking for guidance. This was so unlike us. We were so accustomed to ministry involvement and leadership positions. But it seemed like, if we continued to serve in this capacity, we’d be doing so only like a deflated balloon. Spent in only our own strength.
With less outside focus, we started to notice cracks in our foundation. We started to feel the shaking and see the bright lights.
We were spending less time as a family, the time we did spend together was mostly in discipline and correction; not in sharing and laughing. Quick and rote prayers were said instead of ones from elicited concerns. Hello and good-bye kisses were replaced with waves. It became more about doing and rushing here and there instead of enjoying the journey.
It is time for us to hone home. And God knew this. He saw the cracks and has directed us away from faults before our foundation hit a 9.0.
So, in this season, you’ll find us at home continuing to build our family on the Rock, until God directs us otherwise.