One of the best ways to get to know people is over food. This is true about strangers as well as family members.
Jesus spent volumes of time with his disciples who were like his family. They walked, slept and ate together. What kind of dinner table conversations do you think they had? Can you picture Jesus asking each one of his disciples how their day went or what kinds of things they were learning from his teachings?
And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. Acts 2:42
There is a simple lesson that we can learn from Jesus’ love for his followers. He took time to eat with his disciples so it must be import to have family dinners.
In this fast paced world it is so easy to throw out the dinner gathering for another event that seems more important. When it comes to meals, breaking bread as a family is crucial to the development of family unity. This time allows families to talk about their day and to see how things are going at school or in relationships.
I have know families who also use meal time as a place to do a family devotion. There are many different books on the market that have daily devotionals to read through as a family.
So if you want to show your family love, we suggest guarding your family dinner time. Then watch what God will do as you gather together regularly to share your days and learn together from His word.
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