Topic: Be A Family Builder
“Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Fatherwhich is in heaven.” Mathew 5:16 (KJV).
Beloved, we live in a time and hour when values have become eroded, but you must take a quality decision to shine as light. Don’t ever forget that you are an ambassador for Christ, and you must function like one wherever you find yourself. God’s will is that you will be a shining example of the believer. God’s will is that you will be a blessing and a source of joy both to your immediate family and to every person around you. As a believer, it is also vitally important that you strike a balance between being successful at work and also at home.
Often times, we allow our jobs, businesses and career to affect our role in our family. Beloved, no matter the accolades and applause you receive in the workplace, you need to earn the applause and accolade of your family. Your priority must be God first, then your family before your work. Don’t neglect your home because of the monthly wage, as important as it is. I know that in these last days, God is going to use you mightily to do some great things. God will make you pronounced. You will come to the limelight and command respect of both great and small. However, even in the midst of the success and ever increasing demand for your time, build your home. Carry your spouse and children along. Don’t let them feel neglected. Share your burdens with them. Pray with them and you will win together. Don’t let misunderstandings linger. Settle your differences quickly and be ready to always forgive.
I declare that you will live to reap the fruits of your labour and it shall be well with you. You will not be denied. You will ride on the wings of grace. Hitherto, you were called forsaken, but I prophesy that you shall henceforth be called sought after. You will be celebrated.
Further Reading: Matthew 5:13-16, Genesis 18:18-19
Daily Bible Reading: Morning- Psalms 148-150; Evening- 1 Corinthians 15:29-58
Written by Dr. Mike Okonkwo; Is the Presiding Bishop of The Redeemed Evangelical Mission (TREM); a versatile man of God with over 30 years of dedicated service unto the Lord.