1. Make Time For God
This admonition may seem like common sense, but it is foundational, and often overlooked as we go about our busy lives.
The simple act of meeting a few days a week at dinner to talk about God can make all the difference.
Don’t be afraid to assign everyone a little homework—that includes yourself, your spouse, and your children. Read scripture. Talk about it.
God needs to feel close to everyone in a family—not just the abstract idea of a distant creator heard about on Sunday mornings, but a personal, loving God from whom we can learn how to best live.
Make time to allow Him to be an active part of your lives.
Jesus says, in Matthew 4:4, that we’re not to live on “bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.”
This means that we need more than the material, more than the everyday. We need spiritual nourishment.
Make time for God, just as you would a beloved family member, and He’ll begin to feel like more than a nebulous presence—He’ll be family.
Create the vertical relationship with Him, and it will flow into the horizontal relationships around you.