I was asked last week about tips for family devotions, especially dealing with young children. My first piece of advice? JUST DO THEM! Something is better than nothing. But to make it effective and more enjoyable, here are some tips:
Who do you hang out with at church? It's definitely easier to hang out with people who are like ourselves and who have similar interests! Back in the States, it was easier for me to relate to other homeschool families or football fans or ladies my own age. Here, it is definitely easier for me to hang around the Americans or those who speak English well. It just makes me feel like I belong... Like I am a part of something... Unified.
As I have been dwelling on the first three verses in Ephesians 4, the Lord has shown me some areas that I have not been walking worthy in meekness and lowliness... And without long suffering or forbearing.
So many people struggle with this one thing...
How do I know God's will for my life? Does He want me to buy this house, marry this man, go to this college, be a missionary, be a nurse, homeschool the children?
Ephesians 4:1 "I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called,"
So... What has God called me to? As I have been dwelling on this verse, I realize that I really need to be specific about what God has called me to. Even though my location has changed (by about 10,000 miles) my "vocation" is actually not really any different.