If you gave a party for ALL of your aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents, what would it be like and what would you do?
(Mine would look like a hot mess, and I would TRY my best to love everyone regardless of the arguments breaking out.)
What does the word family mean to you?
What are some of the benefits of being in a family?
What are some of the responsibilities?
How are the people in your family the same?
How are they different?
God’s family is like yours in some ways. If you gave a party and invited your church family, it would probably look a lot like the family that God gave you. Why? Because we are all broken. We are all someone’s daughter or son, mom or dad, brother or sister. Someone in your church family could act exactly like the ones do at your home party, but you know them in a different context.
If someone was looking at your life as a Christian, would they want to be a part of God’s family? That is a HUGE question for all of us. I remember hearing an old song growing up with a verse in it that said, “They will know we are Christians by our love”. Does someone know you are a Christian just by the way that you act? They should!
Do your best to watch your actions and words this weekend. INSIDE your house with your family, at church AND out in the world.
Be a great influence with your behavior.
“You are no longer foreigners and aliens, but fellow citizens with God’s people and members of God’s household.” Ephesians 2:19
What I learned today…Everyone I look at, every day, is a brother or sister. They were made on purpose, for a purpose by God. I need to start loving and respecting EVERYONE more.