How to be family // 05-06-19

“Take a constant interest in the needs of God’s beloved people and respond by helping them. And eagerly welcome people as guests into your home. Speak blessing, not cursing, over those who reject and persecute you. Celebrate with those who celebrate, and weep with those who grieve. Live happily together in a spirit of harmony, and be as mindful of another’s worth as you are your own.” Romans‬ ‭12:13-16‬ ‭TPT‬‬

Paul’s advice on how to be family to each other is extremely challenging! It is a selfless and altruistic way to live that goes against the grain of wanting everything my way and for my benefit. It’s about treating others the way I want to be treated and being alert to the needs of those around me and willing to have my life interrupted. Healthy family does not happen by accident, it is grown only by investing in our relationships, spending time together, being present for each other! Lord, as I take my eyes off myself, help me to see who needs me to be family to them today, Amen 🙏🏼