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Do You Want to Strengthen Your Family?

Strengthen Your Family with Prayer

You may have heard it said, “A family that prays together, stays together.” We have seen this come to fulfillment in hundreds of families. Praying with your family releases protection over them.It’s important to activate spiritual protection over your family. Think about the legacy you want to leave your children and grandchildren. How can you start to pray prayers of protection around that legacy so it will be manifested throughout the generations?

The Bible says that a good man leaves an inheritance to his children and grandchildren (Proverbs 13:22). This doesn’t mean just a financial inheritance, but an inheritance of faith as well.This also includes leaving a spiritual inheritance for those who aren’t your children. What messages of faith do you want to send to your aunts, uncles, in-laws, and nieces and nephews?In short, the seeds you sow into the lives of anyone in your family matter. Those seeds will produce fruit. And while the seeds will take time to bloom, they will produce a harvest, nonetheless. What kind of harvest do you want your family to reap?

The enemy wants you to think that the relationships you have with your extended family members don’t matter. He whispers lies that say, “You don’t need to care about them as much as those in your home.” His lie twists the word “care.”

The care you give to your extended family members will look different compared to the care you give to your spouse, children, or even parents. However, God tells you to love others fervently, which means enthusiastic and passionately, as this type of love covers a multitude of sins (1 Peter 4:8). To love others fervently, begin praying fervent prayers.

“Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”—James 5:16 (emphasis added)

“And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”–Mark 3:25

How to Strengthen Your Family in the Lord

Step 1: Start by praying fervently. Families have histories. Each family has some type of generational patterns that have caused chaos and confusion for years. These are referred to as “generational curses.”These curses must be broken in order to pass on the abundant spiritual inheritance you have in Christ. See resource below, How to Break Generational Curses.

Step 2: Check out the resources below. We understand every family has seasons of struggle. That’s why we’ve developed resources for you to use during your personal time. Use them as a springboard into your study and ask the Holy Spirit to guide you as you read them so you can have wisdom and understanding to strengthen your family in the Lord.

Step 3: Meditate and declare God’s Word. We are each responsible for speaking words of life over our family members. When we pray for them and are doers of the Word, it reveals the Father’s heart for them.“But be doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving yourselves.”—James 1:22

“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”—Proverbs 18:21[

Resources that Direct You to God’s Vision for Your Child

  • 5 Ways You Can Break Free from Spiritual Bondage | Being a Doer of the Word

Do you feel that the devil has a hold on your life in some way? Is there a struggle in your life that seems to repeat itself over and over again? You could be dealing with spiritual bondage It’s time to break free by using the power of God and by being a doer of the Word. Read the Full Article Here…

  • Obedience to God’s Word

Do we need to be obedient to God’s Word? Most of us would give a resounding, “Yes!” However, it is challenging to do, and many of us minimize the importance of obeying God’s Word. At the same time, we don’t know the power we have in the Holy Spirit to obey God’s Word. Either way, we miss out on the blessings God has for us. Read the Full Article Here…

  • How to Leave a Legacy that Reminds Your Children of Their Heritage

In our Western culture today, we compartmentalize our lives. We have adopted a worldview and look through a Hellenized lens instead of a Hebraic lens regarding our daily lives. We’ve become so far detached from our heritage that we are on theological thin ice—a house built on sand, if you will.As a result, parenting from a biblical perspective seems to be out of our reach. We don’t know where to turn, so we seek what is the easiest and most accessible to us. Our homes are in an uproar, and our relationships become broken. We need a “fix”—and fast.Read the Full Article Here

  • How to Break Generational Curses

Generational curses wreak havoc on the bloodlines of so many. If you look back on your family and find devastating circumstances—poverty, sexual immorality, prison, murder—that present themselves generation after generation, it could be an indication that there is a bloodline curse.Bloodline bondage that is passed down through the family line needs to be stopped before it carries on to future generations.Read the Full Article Here

Words of Encouragement

Here is a list of Bible verses for you to meditate on and to declare today…

  • “And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.”—Mark 3:25
  • “So they said, ‘Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.’”—Acts 16:31
  • “Honor widows who are really widows. But if any widow has children or grandchildren, let them first learn to show piety at home and to repay their parents; for this is good and acceptable before God.”—1 Timothy 5:3-4
  • “But if anyone does not provide for his own, and especially for those of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.”—1 Timothy 5:8

What’s Next…

Look for an email to be delivered to your inbox tomorrow. It will discuss how your emotions can rob your inheritance. But they don’t have to…We will provide you with additional resources and support as you continue your journey of strengthening your family in the Lord.The Bible tells us that it is not good for us to be alone. Part of God’s destiny for the family is to provide people who can come along side you, as well as placing you beside them. Even when there is hurt that runs deep within the family line, you can commit to praying.I pray hope, peace, and love are released in your life. I speak, “Shalom, Shalom,” over you.

  • “For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding…”—Colossians 1:9

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