When I got married last August, God blessed me with one of my biggest dreams: a family. I got to have a husband who loves me, and loves my son enough to call him his own. I also gained two wonderful stepsons, who couldn’t have embraced us better. I am so overjoyed at how well everything came together to form this little family.
I realize how incredibly blessed I am. But great blessings can also come with great responsibility. Being a part of a family means I am not only responsible for myself, but for the well-being of my husband and children. And that responsibility may be one of my most important.
I believe we are all called to ministry as Christians. Whether it be showing that love and kindness to a co-worker, a mom at your child’s school, or the person ringing up your groceries – we are to shine the light of Jesus. But the most important ministry we can do is in our family.
“If someone does not know how to manage his own household, how will he care for God’s church?” 1 Timothy 3:5 (ESV).
For those of you who know me or my husband, you know that we are planning on planting a church. That will be a huge opportunity to reach people for Jesus and we are so excited. But wherever this ministry journey takes me in my writing or in church planting I know one thing – my family and children are the most important people I can minister to.
God may be in the center of my life, but He also needs to be in the center of my relationships. My marriage, my children, my family – God always needs to be at the center.
Prayer: Father God, thank you for my beautiful family. Help me always point them to You. I know I don’t always do a perfect job, so thank you for your grace and continuing to trust me with them. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
Discussion: What are some ways you have made God the center of your family?
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