Apostle Grace Lubega
Ephesians 3:14-15 (KJV); For this cause I bow my knees unto the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.
Family is God’s idea. Like our theme scripture reveals, He is the Father of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named.
It is God’s purpose for humanity to function under the order of family.
Family is important to God because, on the earthly plane, your identity is derived from the household you come from.
This truth is laid out in the story of David after his victory over Goliath.
In 1 Samuel 17:58, after David had killed Goliath, the first question King Saul asked him was, “Whose son art thou, thou young man? And David answered, I am the son of thy servant Jesse the Bethlehemite.” It was not an issue of where David had learned to fight or where he had picked his great courage. It was a question of who his father was because households give identity.
What if you grew up without a family, does that exclude you from the purposes of God? Of course not. Your past should not be a reason for you to disqualify the idea of family. God can begin with you to build a family story.
Some people have been separated from their families because their family members betrayed them. They do not want anything to do with family ever again.
Do not allow pain and betrayal to disillusion you about families. No matter how broken and dysfunctional, your family is still at the centre of God’s purposes because family has always been and will always be God’s idea.
FURTHER STUDY: 1 Samuel 17:58, Ephesians 4:6
GOLDEN NUGGET: Family is God’s idea. It is important to God because, on the earthly plane, your identity is derived from the household you come from.
PRAYER: Loving Father, I thank You for this truth. I thank You for the gift of my family. You know why I am a part of it. I treasure what You have given me, I pray for them diligently and avail my spirit that You may use me to change my entire household. In Jesus’ name, Amen.