FAMILIES OF FAITH

Good Morning my friends,

The family is the most important institution in the world. It was God’s original idea. It was not the invention of sociologist or economists or government bureaucrats who decided it would make society run more smoothly. Families existed before cities and governments, before written language, nations, temples and churches.  

It is in the home that character and integrity are formed, morals are learned , values are made clear, and goals are set. These are characteristics are embedded in your heart and soul at a very young age and last a lifetime. If they aren’t formed correctly, they will result in patterns that are bad which will last a lifetime as well, especially if God doesn’t intervene. 

The biggest problem in America today is that we have lost site of family and what it means. It appears that two people get married have a couple of kids and then they live separate lives or better yet they realize that marriage, raising kids is much more work than they can handle so they divorce. Over the years, I’ve noticed that it’s as if parents look at family as a competition. They judge each other by the size of their houses, how luxurious their cars are, size of their boat…etc..etc.. They’ve gotten wrapped up in their need to keep up with the Jones’. In fact they’ve gotten so wrapped up in it that they have sacrificed their kids to compete without even realizing it. The number one reason for the cause of divorce today is due to finances. Living beyond your means. 

My friends, about 10 years ago, me and my family moved into a 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom 900 sq ft apartment for 3 months. I have to first admit that it was very tight living quarter but we made it work. As I look back at all the situations we lived in that one was the most rewarding when it comes to family. We were forced to spend a lot of time together and we did and because of it we got close. I wouldn’t trade those three months for a lifetime in a mansion. Today, Satan is attacking the family as never before. But most don’t have a clue of what defenses you use against such attacks? Our very best defense is the Word of God. That’s what Jesus used to defeat Satan’s temptations, so if it’s good enough for Him it should be good enough for you. To work on you & your families defenses you should start by reading & studying the Bible together as a family. Also have family family devotions where you discuss the meaning of the devotion. You should also pray for one another daily by name. You have to always remain on guard against the forces of would like nothing more than to pull your family apart. Parents must commit their marriages to Christ, and make Him the center of your home and life.
                            

“Through wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established.” (Proverbs 24:3)

MY CHALLENGE PRAYER for YOU……. Look at your family and see if it’s happening to your and if it is do something about it.

I hope that you all have a WONDERFUL day.. Blessings & much love….D

ALWAYS…..Live YOUR life like it’s your LAST 24!!!

#last24 #wpbc #eternalmission #itslife

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