Today I’d like for us to consider the charge our Lord has given us when He established the family unit. The family is the most important thing we have, whether it consists of two people or twenty-two people! People who make vows and promises to each other to be a family for life are expected to keep those promises.
I will fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me. – Psalm 23:4
A Christian family is the most precious group of people. God smiles on it and will help protect it if He is invited in the center. He will send His angels to surround it and bless it as only He can.
Fear God and obey HIS commands, for this is everyone’s duty. – Ecclesiastes 12:13
It is the duty of every family member to serve God in their everyday life. People have the mistaken idea that serving God is all about what you do within the church building. Serving God is as basic as your attitude toward siblings, or helping out around the house even if you don’t particularly want to.
I invite you to go over to You Tube and listen to a song by the Gaither Vocal Band called “Build an Ark” – it’s a catchy little tune and will have you dancing even if you don’t know how to dance. It will stick with you, I promise.
If it’s your desire to build an “ark” for your family, it takes every family member’s dedication to God and to each other.
What does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. – Micah 6:8
It won’t always be smooth sailing in the family unit, but in your family’s ark of safety you can be assured that your God is in charge and that brings a great sense of security and comfort to your heart! It’s a crazy world out there.
If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse. – Jim Rohn
All families have their set of troubles whether it be financial, medical or even relationship within or outside the family. These are all issues that God can and will help you overcome. There are also temptations from the enemy, but if you hand them over to God, He can help with those as well. 🙂