What is your family known for?

Most families are known for something. Some are hockey families, some are hunting families, some are more artistic and musical, while others are great at building and fixing things. While it is great for families to be able to enjoy these kind of things together, there is something far greater that Christian families should be known for.

Matthew 6:21 says, “Where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

The heart of a Christian family will be revealed by what they care most deeply about. A family can be passionate about hunting, or hockey, or horses, but God is calling families to find their greatest passion in Jesus Christ. This means that Jesus needs to be honoured in all the things we enjoy together. Decisions need to be made that intentionally increase Jesus’ value in the family.

Christian maturity includes learning how to count that which is eternal as having greater value than that which is temporary. Jesus is the greatest treasure of all, and we need to learn how to count him as greater than all other things.