God says it is necessary for us to be the spiritual leaders in our families. As imperfect humans, we might think our past prevents us from taking on this role, but if God truly is God in our lives, there is hope. When He is at the center, we can engage in servant leadership that allows us to cover our families (Matthew 20:25-28). But when we’re distracted by life, we get busy even when Jesus is present and miss the moment (Luke 10:38-42). When we get used to our spirituality in that way, we become habituated to the power of God in our lives. We are called to be present and operate at a new level for our families, to look ahead and pray for their futures. But if Christ is not the most important thing in our lives, something inevitably will take centerstage and our families won’t come first. We can be emotionally and spiritually available to those we love by allowing the Holy Spirit into all areas of our lives. He wants to use us to protect the ones we love. To do this, He wants to connect with us, but how often are we still and intentional with hearing Him? Slow down and get back to the feet of Jesus.
2) Is my life more filled with busyness than it is with being present with God? How can I strive to put Him at the center?
3) Am I taking time to hear from God?