Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Praying for Your Family

With over half of this country's marriages ending in divorce, I noticed the Mississippi Senate yesterday passed the proposed "covenant marriage" law. It's clear Satan has targeted the family unit for destruction. His success is phenomenal. Why the family? Satan has targeted the family because the relationship between the husband and wife and between the parents and children are to be earthly examples of our heavenly Father and His family. Ephesians 5:24-25 says, "But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything. Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her."

If people what to know what it's like to belong to God, they should be able to look at Christians' relationships and homes and get a taste of heaven.

One of the greatest threats to Satan's progress will be a committed Christian husband and wife who are determined to raise godly children for the furtherance of the kingdom of God. Families such as these will be on Satan's target list. The family is the backbone of any nation, because families produce the nation's leaders. The more committed Christian families there are in a nation, the greater their collective influence will be upon that nation.

How vital it is, then, that we pray regularly for God's protection and guidance for our families!

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