The model home is an exemplary home. Is your home a model home? A home that is exemplary to others? A home that models kingdom values? A home that is guided by principles? How meticulous are you about your habitat or do you just live in a house? How you build your home will affect how you do relationships. You may ask “why?” When we talk about “home” in this context, we are not just referring to a physical structure that has been put up using wood, brick or mud. We are talking about the activities, the values, the setting within that structure that have a direct impact on the people living in it.
We emphasize the value of great relationships, the company we keep, and how we should go about investing in kingdom relationships. All of these are truths that should not be overlooked at any point. One thing we should also consider emphasizing is the home. The home is where families and individuals live. It is the place where relationships begin, where values are shaped, where character is built, where growth takes place, where a person is influenced, where habits are formed, where basic etiquette is learned and more. Based on how much takes place in a home, it is important that we do not overlook this aspect of life.
Nation builders arise from a home, kingdom giants arise from a home, generational pacesetters arise from a home, role models arise from a home, and pioneers arise from a home. This is as true as the opposite. Thieves arise from a home, drug dealers, prostitutes, mediocre, etc. all come from a home.
It is noteworthy that every home carries an atmosphere (both physical and spiritual) and that atmosphere should be determined by the leaders of the home. In most cases, the parents. Every home has an appearance it presents and the appearance of a home is determined by those living in it. Every home is governed by principles which have been put in place or lack thereof. So much goes on in a home that should not be overlooked when it comes to the well being of an individual.
Our goal is to help you grow in your knowledge about a home to a place where your home becomes an example for others to emulate. Your home can be an excellent home. It can be a training ground for the kingdom. In your home, both the inhabitants and visitors can learn about relationships and basic home skills that will help them prevail in life.
Proverbs 3:33 (AMP) tells us that the Lord’s curse is upon the house of the wicked but, He blesses the dwelling (home, habitat) of the righteous. This scripture unfold many things we will be looking at. However,
-First, I want us to see the heart of the Father when it comes to the place of our dwelling. His blessings are only reserved for the righteous and their dwelling. Meaning there is an expectation. If you are righteous, your home (dwelling, habitat) should reflect that.
-Secondly, His blessings only rest upon the kingdom system of implementation. When you function out of the kingdom or implement principles that are contrary to the kingdom, you do not partake in His blessings. Therefore, it suffices to say that there is a kingdom way to run a home and when you do, you can be sure to be a partaker of the blessings.
-Thirdly, if you are not currently enjoying His blessings in your home, there is definitely a problem that needs to be addressed in order to unlock these blessings. His desire is to see you succeed.
Proverbs 12:7 (NIV) - The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand. We see here that the stability of your house, in this case your home, is determined by your righteousness. Meaning there is a tendency for a home to fall as seen clearly in this scripture. From a more practical perspective, when you take a look at a building, the stability of the building is usually determined by the foundation of the building. That will determine whether or not wind or storm will destroy the house. So too it is in a home, the vicissitudes of life have a way of destroying the home and the individuals in a home. If the foundation of a home is not Christ, I guarantee you that the building blocks of that home will shatter under the pressures of life.
Proverbs 15:6 (NLT) - There is treasure in the house of the godly, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble. Other translations say there is great wealth, abundant wealth in the house of the godly. Can that be said about your home? Wealth should not be restricted to finances only. Can people walk into your home and learn something new every time, just because you have chosen to run your home differently? Is there an abundance of revelations such that you are always willing to share with the people that walk into your home? What about the atmosphere of your home? Is it a haven of peace, joy and laughter or is there perpetual conflict, strife and hate going on in your home? Can someone walk into your home at any time and be sure to get a glass of water and food to eat? Do you have gifts readily made and kept for guests? What about the attitudes of the inhabitants of your home? Are you aware of the state of your flocks (in this case, those living in your home)?