ALOHA FAMILY & FRIENDS,  Beloved of God,  Rev. 22:17

FAMILY OF GOD,   “WORTH CONSIDERING”  12/19/19,   (Across my desk this morning.)

Today’s Scripture
“God sets the solitary in families…”    (Psalm 68:6, NKJV)
He Places The Solitary In Families

Most everyone goes through times in life when they feel lonely or wonder where they belong. God designed family to always be a place of love and acceptance. Maybe you didn’t come from an environment like that, or maybe you’ve been away from your family. Maybe they are no longer around. God still desires to meet that need for family. The Scripture says that He is the Father to the fatherless, and He places the solitary in families. God wants to give you a circle of people whom you can trust and who will embrace and accept you. If you need family today, ask God to meet that need and show you where you belong. Or maybe, you are the one who can open your home and heart to someone who is alone. The point is that God loves family. He designed family for a purpose. Jesus said in Matthew 12 that those who do God’s will are His family. When you are part of the family of God, you are never alone! He promises to never leave you nor forsake you. He promises to fill you with His peace and joy so that you can live as an overcomer all the days of your life!

A Prayer for Today

“Father in heaven, thank You for showing me Your design for family. Thank You for accepting and embracing me always. Show me how I can reach out and be an example of family in someone else’s life.”

My Thoughts:
For me this is a most important subject.   First off, when we become a True Christian (as there are many counterfeits.)  Our new family is no longer biological but becomes spiritual.  Christ Jesus was very clear about this.  Of course it is great when your family is both.  But often, it is not.  Often when a person becomes a true Christian and begins to walk in the light as HE is in the light, often family member become very destructive enemies.  And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren!  50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother. Matt.12:49.   and  also:  And Jesus answered and said, Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my sake, and the gospel’s,  30 But he shall receive an hundredfold now in this time, houses, and brethren, and sisters, and mothers, and children, and lands, with persecutions; and in the world to come eternal life.  Luke writes it this way:  “ And there went great multitudes with him: and he turned, and said unto them,  26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.  27 And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.  (hate here is used to mean preferential, that the LORDship of Christ Jesus must take presidence over all else.)    In other words,  obedience to Christ Jesus must supersede all other authority for anyone to become a disciple of Christ Jesus.  Often we allow ourselves to be boxed in by family, wife, husband, kids or even Church in oppositions to the clear teachings of Christ Jesus.  Christ Jesus even warns us:   And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:  Matt. 12:25  and further:  Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.   35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. Matt. 10:34-35  and even especially this:   “… Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house.  (This is written 5 times in the New Testament.)

In Christ Jesus, we become family with all who are also truly in Christ Jesus and our Creator God becomes our Real Father (heavenly) and joins us into HIS eternal family.  And any one who is seeking truth should be seen as an opportunity of fulfilling our Heavenly Father’s will in helping them to be fitly joined and compacted into the family of God,  Eph.4:11-16.  True Christians are to be on watch for those seeking the light of God and helping them find this eternal shelter in the Kingdom of God.   This is our Heavenly Father’s prime directive for HIS family at this time.

Yours, in HIS great LOVE, Grace and Mercy,  Ken<><

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