Have you been feeling like you can’t catch a break lately? Read on for reminders of God’s heart for your family.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you,” declares the Lord, “and will bring you back from captivity.“(Jeremiah 19:11-13)
Believing God’s heart for your family
It can be difficult to understand or look for God’s heart for your family in the midst of trial or even the daily responsibilities of life. If you relate to this, take a moment to remember God’s command to Noah: “be fruitful and increase in number on the earth” (Genesis 9:1). God cares deeply for the family you have created. You have a choice in the attitude you take for your day and towards your family. I pray that if you are in need of a fresh breath of air from Holy Spirit, you receive it today.
Receiving from your first love
Look on the face of the one who loves you, and the one who you love. Go back to the place where you first met His love. Let your history with the father wash over you with gratitude. From this place, receive God’s heart for your family and your life. Ask Him questions about how he views your marriage, your children, and your family’s purpose on this earth. Pray that Jesus would reveal himself to you in the daily, seemingly uninteresting parts of your life, refreshing you with his life and word.