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When do we do it?

The passage we noted earlier from Deuteronomy 6 instructs us to impress God’s commands on our children “when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.” The Lord asks this of us immediately after inviting us to love Him with all that we are.

Of the four examples above, three center on our homes: sitting at home, lying down to rest at night, and getting up in the morning. This teaches us that our love of God and love of people—in short, our faith—should be a central part of all that we do in life, especially at home.

It might seem at first glance that this passage speaks of specific times for ministry, but these specific illustrations really embrace the idea of always and everywhere. Obviously, children are an important part of the verse because they should be our priority. Even if you have no children though, the principle of “always and everywhere” rings true, doesn’t it?

A few years ago, WWJD bracelets became popular as a physical representation of this principle. We wore them as a reminder to honor Christ always and everywhere. The Faith@Home initiative seeks to help accomplish the same end, encouraging us to embrace a faith-filled and Christ-centered home life.