A family without proper order, creates chaos which in turn leads to lack of meaningful purpose. WHAT IS A FAMILY? (Deuteronomy 6:6-9) Work together Eat together Talk together Worship together Play together WHAT IS A HEALTHY FAMILY? Marks of a healthy family Spend quality and quantity of time together Commitment to each other individually and as a whole Dad and Mom are approximately equal in their involvement of the raising of their children Where individually and corporately their significance is found in Christ Six basic disciplines for growth to maturity in Christ Quiet time Lordship of Christ Powerful prayer life Application of God's Word Christian fellowship with friends including accountability Developing ministry Seven realitites of experiencing God adjusted for family God is always at work in your family God pursues a continuing love affair with your family that is real and personal God invites your family to become involved with Him in His work God speaks to your family by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes and His ways God's invitation for your family to work with Him always leads to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action You must make major adjustment in your family to join God in what He is doing Your family comes to know God by experience as they obey Him and He accomplishes His work through them What about you? Discover your real purpose as a family. Make steps to pass that purpose on to yor children. Prepare a way to write down the actual schedule of your family, including eating, sleeping, work, school and church. Evaluate how much you do as a family. Read the verses given to you today to find principles that apply to your family. Plan at least one time together for your family to read and discuss what is learned.