« Joel Osteen Podcast

Keep Healthy Family Connections

2019-10-22 | 🔗
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hi this is victoria thank you so much for downloading a podcast i believe god has amazing things in your future i hope you enjoy this message maybe i just want encourage all of us today to keep healthy connections with our families going forward in twenty seventeen we need to make sure that we're i mean i personal investment into our family members that were and strong bonds and we're creating trust and security in our families it's so easy in this culture where there thing that we have to do and all the technology that we have to get things done more quickly we have to make sure that we don't just bring
by one another and not make personal connections there's so much to do there so many people to see it's up to us to make the choices and priorities to connect with those that we love you know joel and i have to make it a priority to spend personal quality time today there now joel and i are together a lot we work together i'm not talking about coexisting in a home i'm not talking about working in attack together i'm talking about making investments in the life of people that you love making personal time too so uh find out what they like to be apart of what they like to enjoy their gifts enjoy their talents so julie now we love to take walks together we loved at our bikes will go on a date night every now and then so
and we just get in the car and we drive nowhere but these are times that we have created to just be together not to talk about work not to necessarily talk about a problem or an issue that we're facing but to just be together maybe not even talk at all maybe just connecting in the presence of the moment you see we've got to take the time and set the priorities and standards in our life to connect with those we love you see if joe and i just work all the time if we're together but we're just existing and working and under the load of life we're not in mature in nurture relationship that's going to flourish that's going to stay connected and we've got to join our hearts together and build bridges on those things that we connect with on a personal basis
you see i know what to expect from joel because i've spent time quality time connecting with him he knows what to expect for me we know what we think i know i'm leaving malone i know when he wants to sit in his big chair and watch will afford i know the things he likes to do to unplug and those are the times i go in with all of the things that i want to talk about you see i've learned him when i have an intimate and personal relationship with him knowing what he likes what he dislikes what i expected him what he expects of me those boundaries that we like in our life when i know these things i can work with him better when you've created something not just done like together not just
doing life together but creating a life together that's when things will change in your life see i believe it's the same way with our children we can't always be on the job raising our children we've got to enjoy our children we need to learn to communicate with our children see their gifts and talents enjoy their individuality except variance their ideas you see we've got to get to a per relationship with our children we've got to create a connection so that our connection will grow and flourish through the years i enjoy my children as much today as i did when they were little when they used to say the cutest things and do the craziest things you see i enjoy them as adults in college right now in fact i learn from i enjoy them
we allow them to have their their ideas tell you sometimes time seems so short and we only get a certain time with our children so we fall into this trap of making these moments a lesson in life a teaching moment you're spending time with your child and you can see maybe something that could happen or something that you've and you want to insert this life lesson i can tell you i am so guilty of that i am like super guilty of that but i have learned and you know children have helped me learn this but not every moment has to be a teaching moment yeah yes we want to teach our children we want to train our children but we also want to enjoy our children we want to develop a relationship with them we want to connect with them so we have two ninety in the future well you may have you know chill
and that are out of your house that's ok you can still connect with your children see it takes work to form good relationships they don't just happen they must be created we have to sacrifice our personal time to have quality time with as we love it takes a commitment it takes an availability see if we're going to build strong families and strong relationships we're going to have to do our part and sherry milk together is a great way to spend quality time maybe dinner doesn't work there soccer practice maybe you've got commitments but can you share breakfast can you share lunch can you have conversation over a snack you see study after study has proven that when you time to build a relationship over a meal that you're chilled less likely to experiment with drugs and alcohol
that creating this atmosphere over a meal four to five times a week or as often as you can it bills such a bond of trust and so much self esteem and character that they are less likely to to go off and allow their peers to direct their life because you've made investment in their life i believe it's our responsibility and it's well worth the time and effort to enjoy our family as a whole you know this then just a quick fix this is along term investment see what you client now you're going to reef later you're going to enjoy the benefits of your family so it's well worth it and single parents can tell you that you're more than enough god
and you are a majority there's nothing that god won't help you with i do share with your family as you make some sacrifices even though it's tough maybe your children are out of the house i encourage you call volume up on the phone invite him over for dinner meet him at a restaurant not to tell him they're doing wrong not to tell him what they can do better but just to tell him that you're proud of them to tell him how great they are you see sometimes we want to mold our family members into the shape that we want them to be we want to fix all their problems but i'm telling you right now we can't fix their problem only god can all we can do is love how shall i conditional love spend quality time and make personal investments just take time to have fun with your
maybe you want to go to the movies play some games what ever you do just make sure that your lawn see that you're having fun the life is not so serious and such as struggle did you forget the joys of life making memories and laughing you know laughter is a medicine talks about a merry heart is like a medicine i'm telling you it will fix a lot of things i was reading in the bible about sarah and abraham in many of you know the story god had made a promise to for him and sarah that they would have a child and years and years had passed and i'd struggled through but i'm sure it was weary i'm sure some from some of the mistakes they had made they were born ten day on when they got showed up at abraham's tent and he said abraham this time next year you're going to have this son and you know what abraham did abraham laughed now the bible doesn't tell us why he laughed but you know
i believe i believe he laughed because he needed a stress reliever hey man it's just say oh god ok you know the bible talks about you know when you look into your future you had to be able to laugh you have to be able to trust god with your future laugh at those things to come laughter helps when sarah heard she was going to have a child which she did she let out a giggle herself you see that stress reliever but the great thing about it is that time next year they had that son they had that son i can't help to believe that laughter is a medison laughter lightens the load listen let there be laugh
let there be fun nothing is that serious that we can create this atmosphere of laughter see we have to set our families up to win and i believe when we take the necessary steps to build connections were placing value on our family and when our family feels valued when they feel loved when you spend quality time you know it it does it feels respect it builds character within the family and again when you face those challenges you've got bridges to one another's heart you've got each other you're linked see we all love to have the people in our life give us time and attention we love to be taking care of his warms our heart so we have to remember if it's good for us
it's good for them this is let's create unity in our home the bible says with there's unity there's a command the blessing every one of your family members to walk in blessing you've got the power and ability to be the one who brings in the fun who is the spice of life nothing is at sirius create laughter and know that where there is community god has come the blessing i want to pray for your family right now lift your hand right now if you if you represent family if you have a family if you will of god to intervene in your family because he i think he sees your hands and you may not be connected to some of those family members you may be i want this connection can i have it back i tell you one of the greatest ways you can be connected in isn't prayer you see there's no distance in prayer
you may not be able to be in the presence of that person that you want that connection with but can i tell you this gods in their presence and if you're praying to god god will do the work because see if we pray and we don't give up god honor our prayer works faith he works by person right so now when you pray the moment you pray that i did the battles beginning to turn god is on your side he wants that unity in your home i believe all we have to have is a willing heart and when were willing and obedient will eat the good of the a father i thank you for every family represented here today all those who are listening are viewing father i thank you that we are commit in our family afresh in a new to you god i thank you that we will build bridge and not walls i thank you father that we will make a sacrifice to spin quality time with our family and lord you will give us a
she is in resources in the time father i thank you that we're going to look at calendar we're going to say is that really important and we're going to put our family on the calendar god i thank you that you will father draw our family together that there is anything that hasn't been done or anything that's been in the past father i thank you but you are covering those past mistakes we are covering that and father we are moving forward with you were not walking in guilt or condemnation but father we know with you every day is a new beginning that your mercies are fresh and new and i think that you're blowing the mercy of your favor on our at least right now father i thank you that we will love our families we won't try to shape them into people that look like us but whether we will enjoy who they are as individuals we will from them and grow from them father i thank you that when we're tempted father to say the wrong thing that you'll just zip up our lips and allow us father to just
to just take time to know there's always time for correction there's always time to get our message in there but father that we will create tons of memories strong connection for the future the father god you will do this for us you will help us as we look to you thank you for blessing our family members we see unity in our family whether it's there or not we're looking through our eyes of faith and we see our family united and strong walking in the commanded blessing in jesus name and everyone said amen thank you lord thank you for listening to the jewels dean podcast helpless continue to share the message of hope with those all over the world thilosteam dot com slash give hope to give a gift today thanks for listening to the podcast be sure to subscribe
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Transcript generated on 2019-11-06.