Marriage and Family
“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Well…though we moved here a couple months ago, it feels as though the new journey begins, again, today. My boys started at their new schools today. It may seem like a little thing to some, but starting over in a new town, at a new school, with new friends, new teachers, new sights, new smells… it can be overwhelming.
For me, after three months, I haven’t settled into a daily routine that I am happy with yet, there are some very challenging things happening in ministry (good things too!), but… God is good!
A couple weeks ago, I took my family away for a few nights to have time together before the school year started. We played together, we prayed together, and we spent a couple hours each day in God’s Word together. I felt strongly that I needed to help my family be prepared for another start in this journey. As head of the household, it is my responsibility to help my family connect with God.
The verse above stuck out to me recently. It’s a reminder to me that God has me and my family here for a specific purpose; to be His witnesses! When the Holy Spirit comes upon us, He gives us power to be His witnesses, even when we are in a new town, new schools, new job, new everything.
You and your family may be going through some challenging things right now, or some new circumstances that are uncomfortable. Don’t lose sight of the fact that God is still wanting to give you His power to be His witness through whatever circumstances you find yourself in today. You may be thinking right now, “I thought his Jesus Talk blog was on Monday’s?” They are! This is my marriage and family blog. Being witnesses for Jesus is for the whole family! The question is, what are you doing to facilitate your family having the Holy Spirit come upon them?
My encouragement for us this week: Build times into your family’s schedule to seek God together so that the Holy Spirit can give you His power to be His witnesses! Sharing Jesus is the responsibility of every Christian no matter what their age.