My goodness I have just read the most beautiful prayer. It comes from a book entitled "The Valley of Vision", a Puritan Prayer book. Here is the quote that really got me thinking:
Sanctify and prosper my domestic devotion, instruction, discipline, example, that my house may be a nursery for heaven, my church the garden of the Lord, enriched with trees of righteousness of thy planting, for thy glory;
What does my house say about me?
Are my children being raised in a home that will lead them to the cross of Jesus?
Will my children feel nurtured along thier path?
Will they know where the path is?
Will I be leading them along the way?
Walking with them through the pearly gates?
I pray so. (And yes there is a lot to say also about my church being a garden. That will have to wait for another day though.) Right now it is enough for me to concentrate on my home and making it Heaven's nursery.
And what about you? Do you want your home to be a nursery for Heaven? Helping send your loved ones toward HIM? Is there anything you need to do to help make that happen? Anything you need to change?
Joshua 24:15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, ... But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." (New International Version)