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Is Your Home Full of Shalom?

July 16, 2012

Shalom!

The Hebrew word shalom means peace, as in saying to others “Peace unto you!” It can also be used to greet people and bid them farewell, similar to aloha in Hawaii.

But shalom means so much more than “peace.” It means …

  • complete peace
  • contentment
  • completeness
  • wholeness
  • well-being
  • harmony
  • health
  • welfare
  • safety
  • soundness
  • tranquility
  • prosperity
  • perfectness
  • fullness
  • fest
  • absence of discord

Is your home full of shalom? Is it full of contentment, harmony, and tranquility? Is it absent of discord?

My home has some shalom some of the time. Other times, not so much.

What do we fill our home with? If it’s not peace, contentment, harmony, and tranquility, then what is it? Are we filling our homes with anger, resentment, strife, and bitterness? Does what we say and do bring about peace or discord within our homes? When guests walk into our home, do they feel tension or happiness?

I’m not sure any home is going to be full of shalom at all times; but, that can sure be our goal. If the foundation is built upon the Lord and His love and peace, your family will know that their foundation is a solid rock.

Bring about shalom in your home by …

  • The words you say … I love you, thank you, you are a blessing to me, God bless you
  • The things you do … serving one another, helping each other, working together as a team
  • The way you  touch … hugs, kisses, high-fives, back rubs, a pat on the back, a caress

Fill your home with the love of God—the only true way to bring about shalom in your home.

Shalom, everyone!

“Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 5:1)

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Copyright 2012, Christi McGuire. All rights reserved.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. July 16, 2012 8:02 am

    Shalom, Christi!

  2. July 16, 2012 11:00 am

    Good Morning
    Hi Christi
    We strive to have peace in our home but as you said – sometimes not so much
    We try to have adult time-outs when we start having “stinkin thinking” (like Joyce Meyers says)
    We go to another room and calm down – rest in the Lord’s peace – sometimes we discuss the matter later but most of the time – we realize its just silly-ness and not worthy of dicussion
    Having children or grand-children in the mix can add stress to the home but so much fun and love!
    Learning to have balance in my old age!
    susie

  3. Nikki permalink
    July 16, 2012 4:53 pm

    Love, the title! The article is amazing! I want that in my home and will strive for it everyday!

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