Are you ready for an adventure with God? That's a pretty loaded question, but one that we all need to ask. As a Christian, I am called to live for the Lord. This means a life dedicated to loving God and loving others. This also means sacrificing myself so that others can hear about Jesus and experience His love through me. This fact is all the more true when it comes to our families.
Sometimes, when we serve the Lord we lose sight of the most important people we are supposed to care for... our family. Children are called to respect parents, wives are called to respect their husbands and husbands are commanded to love their wives like Jesus loves the church. All these elements work together to encourage us in the faith and create a solid foundation for ministry that happens outside the walls of our homes. Are you loving your family? Do you serve your husband, wife or children like you would serve the person in need at church? Does your family know about Jesus and do they see your love for Him? These can be hard questions but if we get these right our houses can be lights shining in the darkness.
Life Lesson: Personal preparedness in ministry requires having a right standing with God and family.
Forgive me for the times I have neglected my family in pursuit of other things. Help me to minister to their needs and to love them so that my household will be a shining light for this world to see. In Jesus' name. Amen.