02-09-2022 CM Communication
Dear brothers and sisters,
Over the next three weeks, I will be sharing a fictional dialogue between a daughter and her hard-working father. The first part is a letter from the daughter, followed by a letter from the father.
Although these conversations are fictional, they are based on real-life experiences that many of us can relate to. Balancing a demanding job with family time can be a challenge, but I believe it starts with our relationship with our Heavenly Father.
I encourage you to join the conversation and share your thoughts and opinions. May our relationship with God guide us in finding the right balance between our work and our families.
Blessings to you all.
Dear Fellow Overworked/Tired Dad,
Suppose you know a hard-working father who is struggling to find the balance between his demanding job and his family. In that case, there are several Biblical principles that can encourage him to prioritize his family and find a healthy work-life balance.
First, it’s important to remind him of the importance of spending time with his family. In Deuteronomy 6:6-7, it says, “These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up.” This teaches us that spending time with our family is crucial to passing on our values and beliefs to our children.
Another principle to consider is the idea of putting God first in our lives. In Matthew 6:33, it says, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.” This reminds us that if we prioritize God, the rest of our lives will fall into place. Encouraging the father to put God first, and to trust that He will provide for all of his needs, can help him find peace and balance in his life.
Finally, it’s important to remind the father that his work is not just for his own gain but for the glory of God. Colossians 3:23-24, says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving.” Encouraging the father to view his work as a ministry, and to serve with excellence, can help him find joy and fulfillment in his work and reduce feelings of stress and burnout.
This week in Orange Kid – Early Year: Jesus’ Love
“Love it” if you can share the reading of Luke 10:38-42: Martha and Mary
May the Love of our Lord bless you and sustain you.