3) God’s design is that a family is to be a launch pad for ministry.
Most of us may never have thought of a family volunteering together to serve in a ministry in a church.But being in ministry as a family will unify, create greater cohesion and bring more joy than anything else a family can do.When our family serve together we invest our time, our talent and our treasure (yes, including our money) in something that will last.It can make an impact on the generations to come and more than that it will make an impact eternally.
God wants for each member of the family to have that personal relationship with Him, not just religion.God wants a real and vibrant relationship and then, as a family, commit ourselves to following Him and use our skills, abilities and talents.This will bring real joy to our families.
Acts 16:33-34 “And he (the soldier who guarded Paul and who didn’t believe in God) took them that very hour of the night and washed their (pertaining to Paul and his companion) wounds, and immediately he was baptized, he and all his household. 34 And he brought them into his house and set food before them, and rejoiced greatly, having believed in God with his whole household.
HOW DO WE APPLY THIS PRINCIPLE AT HOME?
We must DEDICATE OUR FAMILIES TO GOD. If you are reading this and you are already a believer, you’ve dedicated your life to God.But I would challenge you to dedicate your family to God.Maybe that would manifest in having a Bible study in your home or using your home as a lighthouse to turn your neighbors to God.Commit your family to be that kind of influence in your neighborhood.