The family is one of the most important institutions in God’s Plan. He designed it to be a strong foundation for society and for each individual. When the family functions according to God’s design, it can be a powerful force for good in the world. So let's look at some of the ways the family plays a role in God's Plan, and how we can strengthen our family's unit.
God created us to be in families, and the family unit is crucial to our development. Think about it: the things you like and dislike about yourself, who made you aware of those things before you even knew they existed? My bet is probably a family member. When he designed the family, his sole purpose was to show us his love and to learn the true definition of what it looks like to love unconditionally (past the flaws and all). Families provide a stable environment for children to grow up in and early lessons that teach them how to navigate in a World that doesn't accept God or embrace Godly values. That kind of consistency allows children the opportunity to focus on the purpose God has for their lives and the many blessings that come from abiding in his truth.
When we are looking for our family to experience breakthroughs, peace, and God’s grace, it calls for us to set aside time to silence worldly noise (drama, social media, personal problems, etc) and turn up God's voice (His word). In fact, by investing “just 15 minutes a day” in God’s word can both positively impact your perspective on things as well as your family dynamic.
Families can look very different. They may consist of parents, single parents, grandparents, etc. The important thing about family is that you love, value, and respect each other - we learn these guidelines for how to treat each other in God’s word.
Believe it or not, God intentionally places each of us in community with other individuals that make up our families. There is so much we can learn from one another, and even more importantly, we need each other to help carry out our God-given assignments.
When you bring God into the mix, He shows us how to love one another. Look at what he did with his only son, just for us! God values family. His word is a love letter to us and if you really want your family to thrive, then we challenge you to invest 15 minutes a day in his word, learning how to love one another based on his truths.