This week at the well, Natalie over at I AM (not) has opened a discussion about having a Family Vision, specifically Does Your Family Have a Vision? Although my husband and I have never officially written down a family vision, we talk about what we want for our family on a regular basis. My husband and I have been married for 25 years and our priorities and vision for our family has grown, developed, and changed over the years, thank you, God! When we first started out in our marriage, there really wasn't a vision at all. About 10 years ago, however, we began to realize that the Word of God had to be the foundation for everything in our lives, which started us on a completely new journey in our lives. We started our own business, in which our girls could take a part, as well as homeschooling. We took Deuteronomy 6: 4-7 literally, which says,
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And thou shalt love the LORD thy
God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And
these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou
shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
Aside from spending most of our time together, our family has also implemented Bible studies and talking about God's Word in everyday conversation. My husband and I individually read and study the Bible regularly as well. I learned from my grandmother recently that her father (my great-grandfather) read the Bible through 8 times in his lifetime, so I am trying to reach that goal myself.
My husband and I also have a vision for our future grandchildren. We plan on reading the Bible to them, praying with them, and teaching them of the sovereignty of God. Although we started late with our own children, the next generation can still benefit.