Thank God for Your Family
The happiest and healthiest of families are those grounded in Him. Godly families love one another, help one another up, honor each member with respect, and put others before themselves. But most of all, they put Christ first.
Thank God for your family members, even the ones who disappoint and are difficult.
Thank Him that He has shown you grace when you’ve dropped the ball. Thank Him in advance for helping you show grace and unconditional love when a member of your family lets you down.
Ask Him to show you the areas of your family life that aren’t honoring God. Pray He would keep your family members close to Him and to each other.
“Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching.”
“Start children off on the way they should go and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”
“She gets up while it is still night; she provides food for her family and portions for her female servants.16 She considers a field and buys it; out of her earnings she plants a vineyard.17 She sets about her work vigorously; her arms are strong for her tasks.”
“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”