Securing the family fortress
Proverbs 14:26 Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children, it will be their refuge.
The family that fears God builds a safe fortress where their children will find shelter.
A fortress is a strong place of security that can weather harsh storms and offer protection.
Your home is more than the block, wood, and drywall. The physical protection on the outside is just the shell of the building you call home. You can spend enormous amounts of money to make the outside of your home to appear strong and majestic. But what really matters is the inside, the heart of the home where you grow and teach your children.
Our children will face storms of their own. They’ll witness our trials as they grow older but as they mature and venture into the world, they will experience times of uncertainty and pain.
If we have not built a fortress at home that has shown our children the truth of who God is, to fear and love Him, our children will not find refuge with us, they’ll find it somewhere else.
Many teens find refuge in drugs, alcohol, and prematurely romantic relationships.
Storms will rise in your child’s life, and when they do, where will they seek refuge?
Will they know to find shelter with you, within the walls of your home that has been built upon Gods Word, its commands and promises?
Or will they choose to find comfort in the world that teaches them there is no other way to soothe and handle hardships in life without physical dependencies?
Mom, Dad, where do you run when violent storms rage in your life, your career, marriage, relationships? What example have you set before your children?
Is your family fortress so weak that you don’t even seek refuge in Christ?
It is never too late to begin building the fortress of security in your home so your children will have a strong place to go for renewal, protection, refreshment, and encouragement.
Dependence on Christ is the only defense that gives us victory in this life. God is the shelter in the storm and our refuge is only found in Him. There is no stronger fortress or safe place than Christ. If you do not build the fortress of your home around Him, your children will find refuge elsewhere.
Choose to save your children now, while there is still time.
It is your responsibility, your calling from God to minister faith, to teach His Word diligently, and to physically show Gods love to your children.