Daily Devotional – Thankful for Family

By on November 25, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from 1 Peter 2: 15-21. As we kick off our week of Thankfulness, we wanted to start with family! We are thankful for our blood-family, but also the family of God that we have been adopted into. We are free to choose this family, and we do!

“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. 16 Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves. 17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

18 Slaves, in reverent fear of God submit yourselves to your masters, not only to those who are good and considerate, but also to those who are harsh. 19 For it is commendable if someone bears up under the pain of unjust suffering because they are conscious of God. 20 But how is it to your credit if you receive a beating for doing wrong and endure it? But if you suffer for doing good and you endure it, this is commendable before God. 21 To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.”

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Our families have been vital to the formation of who we are. Love it or hate it, God placed you in to your family for a very real reason. God wants us to show love and support to our family members. Although we are all individuals, we can use our commonality to draw us closer.

In the same way that we draw closer to our families, we are called to draw closer to those in the family of God. Like our relationship between our siblings and parents can be strained, so can our relationships with our siblings in God! We may not see eye to eye on everything, but our commonality is the blood of Jesus that runs through this family.

Be thankful and share your thankfulness with those that are in your family. What an awesome blessing that we get to do life with these family members! Remember that it is always more lonely on your own! 

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you, God, that you have given me the family that I have. Thank you for the family that you have adopted me into. Help me to not only be thankful for each member of the family but to play an important role in each of their lives too!

In Jesus’ name,

Amen

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Daily Devotional – Thankful for Family