Saturday, July 23, 2011

What Is A Family Even For?

My family is not mine and it is not to be for me. It ain't about me or what I want. A family is for the praise of His (God's) glory primarily - yup, you and your family are for blessing the Lord. It's about Him. Sure it's a place where we can be used of the Lord to meet each other's needs and bless one another. After that God wants to make you together a bright light on a hill if you will. Others around you need what you have, believers! So go tell em the Gospel when the time is right. Don't be afraid to listen, to tell your own story or some fitting verses, or to just be there for your neighbors.
It's not always easy to be in a family, because each of us can by our old sinful nature so easily act selfish, but stickin' it out in love rather than just bailin' out each time there are some big or small problems can help us to grow. Not talking about when there's physical abuse-weirdness in the home of course. 

So many are lookin' for red hot ..yet good romance, lookin' for stability, lookin' for the warmth of safety and real security, and even for real family life. Are you? Perhaps you've been raised in a hellish, strange kinda home and fear such a commitment. So sorry about that, but there is Someone who can fix all that for real.. who can heal and restore.

So many so SO desperately lonely, and pushed out, and disfranchised in the cold weather today. It's amazing all the complicated plans that are contrived just to deal with it, or as they say, "cope."
"A family is a place where principles are hammered and honed on the anvil of everyday living."  ~ Charles R. Swindoll

Listen, "God sets the solitary in families; He brings out those who are bound into prosperity; but the rebellious dwell in a dry land." Sure He ain't religious and verklempt, He's very practical. Read More...

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