Focusing on having a great family can actually cause my family to become my idol. Focusing on pursuing God’s mission in our lives will cause us to experience Jesus deeply and the result is a flourishing family. It is the result. Not the pursuit.
As God’s family we are learning how we are fully known and fully loved. This awakens something healthy within us to help us be fully loving. Our families and our households should be influenced and blessed by God’s love as our first priority. Take some time to pray these verses over your family. Purpose to say their names out loud in prayer declaring verses and ideas like these.
The Apostle Paul established the Galatian church in the grace of God through Christ Jesus. In his absence a group of Judaizers began throwing the church into confusion claiming grace was great but it needed to be coupled with human efforts to be complete. Paul was not having it and he was very bold in his address to expose this confusion.
Have you ever sent somebody a text message and they didn’t text you back? Then later they needed something so they send you a text putting their request on top of your text as a visual that they neglected you but now want something? This can be frustrating in any relationship. I wonder if this is how God feels when we are only interested in talking to him about our agenda but when he wants us to embrace his agenda we’re not responsive.