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Christian Culture begins in the heart and is established within the home. There’s only one place people can look to see how you live and that’s your own home. What does your home reflect about your beliefs and lifestyle? That’s where Christ has to live if you want to make a bigger impact among those who visit you there.
So what does Christian culture look like at home? It will be slightly different in every home because people are different, but there will be telling signs all around.
A good part of what Christian culture looks like is wrapped in what it doesn’t look like. You wouldn’t have Playboys and Penhouse magazines anywhere in the home. You wouldn’t serve beer and wine all night long so everyone can get good and drunk before driving home. You wouldn’t have satanic paintings, posters, and artwork anywhere and the house would be clean, not filthy.
But beyond these obvious things, the atmosphere in the home would be conducive to your spiritual walk. People wouldn’t walk around with attitudes moods that make other people ‘walk on eggshells’ to avoid arguments and fights. When things happen between people you’d see a godly way of solving those issues — through discussions aimed at resolution rather than arguments engendering even more strife. You’d see the wisdom of Proverbs manifested among the people in that home.
The Christian home should radiate Christ throughout. The elements of a Christian lifestyle should be present, including Bible reading, prayer and sharing Christ with others who visit. Giving and sharing would also be prominent. Families with children would exhibit children well-behaved but not dominated, showing that proper discipline was being administered as children respect their parents and each other.
What’s your home like? Does it radiate Christ? I’m not talking about having statues of mother Mary, a baby Jesus and various saints; I’m talking about a home that truly shoes the Christian spiritual lifestyle is being lived out. A home that radiates love and compassion for others while not compromising on God’s Word of life. I’m describing a home Christ himself would be happy to live in where peace prevails and people help each other in their daily endeavors.
Christian culture begins in the heart and is established in your own home. I trust that you are living a Christian lifestyle and others can see so when they enter the place of your residence. If not, I encourage you to get rid of anything that opposes Christ, including those statues if you have any, and that you fill your home with spiritual fruit and things that are pure, lovely, and inviting. Go through your house and have a physical and spiritual cleansing. You’ll sleep better and people will be more able to see the love you have for God and His son Jesus Christ.