But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.” – Joshua 24:15
Family is Important to God
Family is so important to God that He created it soon after He created the universe. Although Adam had a perfect and flawless relationship with the Father at the time, God said in Genesis 2:18, “It is not good for the man to be alone. I will make a helper suitable for him.” God knew that man needed something more…a helpmate.
We can see attacks on God’s idea of family today. Marital strife, divorce, busyness, and the enemy’s many other attacks can cause God’s plans for your family to derail. However, regardless of the attacks the enemy may make, God is greater. He is able to restore what may be broken and heal what may be hurt. Commit today to pray, fast, and believe God not only for your family but also for families in your life. God is ready to pour out his blessing as we make a decision to put him first and be a family focused on Christ.
Pray earnestly for your family and give them the most valuable thing you have: your time. Ask God what you need to give up in order to put your family first. Step out of your comfort zone and ask friends about their family life. Allow the Holy Spirit to lead the conversation as you introduce them to Jesus.
Bayside Community Church
Jason Freebird Freeman