Blended Families

Divorce has reconfigured the family structure, but God’s Word equips us to break that cycle. In the Bible, Christ offers hope in the face of staggering statistics, allowing us to apply what He says to the challenges we’re facing. We have to pick the path for our families going forward — choosing to love by choice and not by chance — because the choices we make today will determine the future health of our families (Joshua 24:15). To make good choices, it’s imperative that we put God at the center of our lives. Doing so ensures we filter our feelings through His Word instead of letting our emotions take control (Psalm 128:1-4Ephesians 5:21-26Philippians 2:3-4). When God is absent, something else will inevitably fill the gap. Our own selfishness, pride, anger and self-centeredness can take hold, and we end up valuing ourselves above everyone else. God at the center puts things into perspective, encouraging us to understand rather than persuade and respect rather than outperform (James 1:19-20Colossians 3:12-14).

Points To Ponder
1) Who (or what) is at the center of my family?
2) What path will I choose for my family? How can I implement that today?
3) Do I respect and understand the people in my family?