Is Your Home Full of Shalom?
The Hebrew word shalom means peace, as in saying to others “Peace unto you!” It can also be used to greet people and bid them farewell, similar to aloha in Hawaii.
But shalom means so much more than “peace.” It means …
- complete peace
- absence of discord
Is your home full of shalom? Is it full of contentment, harmony, and tranquility? Is it absent of discord?
My home has some shalom some of the time. Other times, not so much.
What do we fill our home with? If it’s not peace, contentment, harmony, and tranquility, then what is it? Are we filling our homes with anger, resentment, strife, and bitterness? Does what we say and do bring about peace or discord within our homes? When guests walk into our home, do they feel tension or happiness?
I’m not sure any home is going to be full of shalom at all times; but, that can sure be our goal. If the foundation is built upon the Lord and His love and peace, your family will know that their foundation is a solid rock.
Bring about shalom in your home by …
- The words you say … I love you, thank you, you are a blessing to me, God bless you
- The things you do … serving one another, helping each other, working together as a team
- The way you touch … hugs, kisses, high-fives, back rubs, a pat on the back, a caress
Fill your home with the love of God—the only true way to bring about shalom in your home.
“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)
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