Everyone is born into a family.
Your family may be living according to the best ideals of a godly family. Perhaps, it is a place of security and wholeness.
OR, your family could be broken and dysfunctional with many difficulties and challenges. In this case, your family might be a place where you have experienced debilitating hurt and pain.
Whether you come from a whole or broken family, whether you are single or married, God’s perfect desire is that your family be a place where you experience God’s presence and grace.
Most of us have had positive and negative experiences in our family structures. In the weeks ahead, we hope to cast a compelling vision of the importance of family, while also dealing sensitively with the pain that many people experience from their own families.
There will be a day when Christ returns and our family (both in blood and in Spirit) who have placed their faith in Him will be reunited. Then, all the family struggles and pain you have experienced will be no more! We will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brother and sisters.
Until that day, we should all follow the instructions found in Ephesians 4:32,
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
What is your family experience? Is you family a place of blessing or a place of heartache, or some of both? Let us know in the comments below how to pray for you and your family situation.
Dare to ask God for Him to reveal what you need, right now, in your family,
You are not called to pursue a life of integrity alone. Are you a part of a small group of people who are growing spiritually?
Are you a promise keeper or do you struggle to keep your word? God always fulfills His promises. Check out a few of those promises here.
Integrity is aligning your inner life and outward life into a seamless whole person. Is your integrity aligned? Find out here.
Where do you need to grow in integrity in your life? Dare to Ask God to make your life look more like Jesus’ and be amazed as He begins to answer your prayer through repentance and joy!
We can be a reflection of Christ to others by living lives of integrity. Join us as we start our new series on Integrity.
As we wrap up our series on “Family Priority,” would you join us in prayer for you and your family to grow in understanding of God’s design for families?
You have an opportunity to reflect God to a world who desperately needs to see faithfulness and fidelity lived out. What is your greatest challenge?
Is your family reflecting the image of God? Check out what the Bible says about your place in God’s design for family.
Since Family is God’s idea and design, we have a calling to be diligent about pointing our family members to Him. Need help with ideas on how you can be more intentional with your family? Read these tips!
Does your family practice good communication and affection with one another? Check out this weeks post!
Strong families have strong commitments and enjoy spending time with one another. Take time to do this with your family today!
There will be a day that we will be in perfect relationship with God and with our Christian brothers and sisters. Are you in the family of God?