By way of introduction ~
I want to engage in a new series for the purpose of strengthening hearts and minds regarding home relationships because ‘family does matter’. God, as the Father, from whom all family derives it”s nature, has a plan for every individual life to be rooted in a family.
God’s original design for family is the only one guaranteed to succeed and MUST be followed according to directions in order to achieve the promise. Those who choose to adhere to His standard are going to enter into different seasons with different battles that require different strategies to produce His desire of a godly seed on this earth.
Wholeness and fruitfulness are not for the faint hearted. You must engage in the fight of faith on every front and at all times. You must sustain and strengthen your relationship with the Lord daily, as it is the only thing that will keep you daily and that is the root relationship all others draw their life from.
God’s grace abounds with a special grace for every step you take towards joining your life with your spouse to fulfill God’s command to be fruitful and multiply. He who finds a wife finds a good thing. As you become one you recognize that you are heirs together of this new found grace for marriage. In your obedience to be fruitful and multiply you discover His grace to parent. May I say strongly and as loudly as I can on a written page ~
It matters who you marry!
My intent is to begin this series simply out of obedience and allow it to develop it as progresses . I can’t promise a weekly article but for now will endeavor to do something monthly, that way if I exceed that - well, bonus :)
My thought is to include other articles, comments and even occasional writings by those who have a proven record in these areas and are able to set before us Godly wisdom and insight. Since humor is not one of my stronger writing traits, I will endeavor to find things that bring levity to life while doing my best to keep it real. Nobody’s perfect, but as I always say, God looks for the heart that is perfect towards Him. In other words, lighten up, learn to enjoy what you have, when you have it. Do you best while you are always depending on God and His grace to help you. This pleases the Father.
David and I have been married for 45 years - raised three of our own children (rejoicing over eight current grandchildren) and through our 35 years of ministry, traveling, mentoring and pastoring we know some things about family matters. We offer our wisdom to you for your well being and prayer for you to do better than we did.
A P.S. This in no way replaces the Good Word I will continue to write weekly and can be found on our website @ keystonevictoria.com - which I hope you read too.