Families without focal points become easily distracted, frenzied, and careless. We need targets to keep us on track and guardrails to keep us out of trouble. Mottos are an easy way to remember the things that matter most. Do you have a family motto? Here’s the motto the Hardin household is adopting for 2015:
We urge you to do this more and more, and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. (1 Thes 4:10-12)
We’ve boiled the passage down to four points we want to work on throughout the year as a family:
- Live quietly.
- Mind your own business.
- Work hard.
- Be a good example.
To keep it at the forefront of our minds, we’re posting it in places that we’re sure to see every day. I don’t know about you, but I need reminders.
If you think 1 Thessalonians 4:10-12 would be a good motto for your family in 2015, here’s a variety of images you could use as wallpaper on your digital devices.
May the Lord bless you in 2015 and may we be a blessing to each other.