And I know the Lord will continue to rescue me from every trip, trap, snare, and pitfall of evil and carry me safely to His heavenly kingdom. May He be glorified throughout eternity. Amen. 2 Timothy 4:18 The Voice
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“My God, I have never thanked You for my thorn. I have thanked You a thousand times for my roses, but not once for my thorn. I have been looking forward to a world where I can get compensation for my cross; but I have never thought of my cross as itself a present glory. Teach me the glory of my cross; teach me the value of my thorn. Show me that I have climbed to You by the path of pain. Show me that my tears have made my rainbows.” Author ~ George Matheson.
In our family life we suffer and grow through many things. We all have our thorns, we all have crosses to bear, we all know the path of pain, but we also know in every God given challenge, the God graced purpose in the challenge is always greater than the challenge itself.
Don’t run from tests and hardships, brothers and sisters. As difficult as they are, you will ultimately find joy in them; if you embrace them, your faith will blossom under pressure and teach you true patience as you endure. And true patience brought on by endurance will equip you to complete the long journey and cross the finish line—mature, complete, and wanting nothing. James 1:2-4 The Voice
God is purposefully working in our family life and He is shaping His character into the heart of our homes. Our horizontal family in vertical relationship with Him, makes a cross that points people to Jesus, to our future and hope in Him.
“The words that hurt you, the letter which gave you pain, the cruel wound of your dearest friend, shortness of money–all known to Him who sympathizes as none else can and watches to see if through all, you will dare to trust Him wholly.” Author L.B. Cowman
Our family is tested daily in this world. It is a God given good world for our family, but it has human issues that test our family and cause pain. Words are a big part of the things our family faces every single day. Some of them are kind, encouraging, wise and add great value to our lives and some are mean, hurtful, divisive and devalue us. There is joy and there is sorrow in the words our family faces each and every day. There is stretching in the tests of this life and we are caused to “grow through” with God, to dare to trust Him in that wholly-holy way that pleases His heart and brings a smile to His face. We are His family and when we are weak, He is so very strong in us.
I am at peace and even take pleasure in any weaknesses, insults, hardships, persecutions, and afflictions for the sake of the Anointed because when I am at my weakest, He makes me strong. 2 Corinthians 12:10 The Voice
Pray It Up For Your Family!
Lord Jesus, I pray for my family, Father God endue this family (Bob, Kim, Brad, Bonnie, Kiele, Ryanne, Crissy, Eric, Noah, Serenity, Chris, Summer, Noah, Liam, Kenneth, Tina, Kenneth, Caitlin, Jessica, Elli, Kaleb) with a strong, courageous, consistent endurance. Jesus, cause us by Your Holy Spirit to dare to know you and trust you wholly-holy. I pray You, Holy Spirit fill the cracks of our vessel with the Light of Truth, Your word is unshakeable truth, may it be the foundation of strength in our family lives, in the all of our everything. Jesus, cause us to grow through the hardship, trials and tests of this life, may we conqueror the hardships, pass the tests, endure the trials not by our might or power but by Your Holy Spirit’s favor, wisdom and strength in us. I pray we dare as a family to trust You, wholly-holy! In Jesus Name. AMEN!
Selah! Pause And Think On This.
Here in The Bridegroom’s Café, we hold high value for families and want to nurture the spirit of them. Prayer is so important and we need to pray for our family members. I hope this meal today helps you to do just that in a very purposeful way, lift up your family members to God. Please share this with other families you know by using the social media buttons below, I would so appreciate that. Also, I would love to hear from you, leave a comment as to how this Family Life meal blessed you. Thanks. God bless you MUCH, KimberlyMac