The Importance of Family
During the holiday season we seem to focus more on the gifts, than the love or support from our family. The importance of family and family showing one another love should not be displayed just in the months of November and December, but it should be displayed all year long. Why? Because family is important to God and whatever is important to God should be important to us.
In Genesis 1:28, the Word of God says, “And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”
God's plan for creation was for men and women to marry and to have children. God wants a man and a woman to become one in flesh through marriage and with their children they would become a family. A family would be the essential building block of human society. I believe God gave us three types of families while we are here on this earth. We have our earthly family, our church family, and our spiritual family with Christ.
First, let us look at our earthly family. Just as God is there for us in the spiritual, family is supposed to be there for one another in the physical. For family to truly be there for one another, it’s going to take the love of God to transform our hearts to be there for one another. Even when we may have disappointed one another, betrayed one another, and forsaken one another, we must be there to support one another.
Secondly, let us look at our church family. When we accept Christ into our lives and God plants us in a church, the church family is supposed to show one another love by supporting one another in the time of need. When you join a church, that church supposed to pray for you when you’re weak, show you the way when you need guidance, and give you the skills to better yourself as a man or woman.
I remember the church families of the old days didn’t always have the big elaborate kitchens, and the big staff like we have now today, but they still took time to fellowship with one another. The saints of the old had their food in the trunk of their vehicles and they all came together as a family to laugh and enjoy one another’s company with food. Love was in the fried chicken, love was in the macaroni and cheese, love was in the collard greens, and love was in the pound cake. A church family is still important and relevant in this day and time. We must continue to show love to our church family.
Finally, let us look at our spiritual family. In Ephesians 2:19-20; The Apostle Paul says to the church of Ephesus, “Now therefore ye are no more strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God; And are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ himself being the chief corner stone.”
I want every born again believer to understand that you’re not a stranger, an alien, or a foreigner to God. Why? Because you have accepted His son Jesus Christ into your lives. Because you believe that Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life, you have become a child of God. You’re now in the family of God.
In Romans 8:17; The Apostle Paul tells us, “If we are [His] children, then we are [His] heirs also.” Since we are in God’s family, we have received everlasting life, victory over death, and victory over sin. There’s no other family I would rather be in than the family of God.
If you don’t have a church family, an earthly family, or you desire to be in the family of God, please come and join us. Join us at Triumphant Disciple in Christ (TDIC) where the love of Christ is our foundation. We believe at TDIC that for you to grow spiritually, develop spiritually, and mature spiritually, then the love of Christ must be in your heart. Come and be a part of our family.
Triumphant Disciples in Christ
6801 St. Andrews Rd. Suite 10
Columbia, SC 29212.