Rewards come as a result of practice and hard work. Like an athlete that works out or a student that studies, being self-disciplined in the way that God wants us to live is the foundation to God’s blessings. As noted in Psalm 128, the foundation of God’s blessings are built on reverence and respect for Him; living according to the principles of His Word.
Nations will grow and flourish when the family unit works like a family unit should. This is where we need leadership in putting first things first, having disciplined plans, and carrying these plans out. Leaders of a family instill principles of God’s Word so good habits are repeated and excellence is the result.
If discipline starts in the family unit, it will carry over into society as a whole. Excellence then becomes a habit and plenty of work is available in a thriving economy. It is a privilege to have satisfying work that earns a living for a family and allows one to enjoy the fruits of their labor by spending time with those they love in comfort or rest; in peace among neighbors.
The world needs leaders and the most effective leader is a leader of a Godly family. My prayer today is for these leaders of families. I pray that they submit to the Lord’s will by putting Him first in their life; marriage, social life, career, and health.