“But I will establish my covenant with you, and you will enter the ark – you and your sons and your wife and your sons’ wives with you.” (Genesis 6:18, NIV)

Have you ever been faced with the decision to quit your job and start something new? As Christians, we usually begin by praying. More than likely we will pray for certain doors to open and for others to close. Even as those doors respond according to God’s will, we still find it difficult to believe that He is really answering those prayers. It’s almost as if we need a letter directly from God  – dropped down from heaven and into our hands – before we actually have the faith to move forward. Even then, we may have reservations about changing careers because of the problems it may cause for our family.

We may be at a point in our journey with Christ that we trust Him completely with our career choices, but we may still think it is our responsibility to care for our loved ones. We acknowledge that we will walk wherever He leads, but taking our families along is another matter. We don’t want to make a poor decision resulting in the loss of our security – or even more seriously, the loss of our family. We may feel like we need to have everything figured out for ourselves so we are the ones to take care of them and protect them. That is supposed to be our responsibility! It’s our job to take care of our family!

When God spoke to Noah, Noah’s family was included in that message. In Genesis 6:18, God promised that He would set up a covenant with Noah, but it wasn’t until Genesis 9:9 – after Noah’s obedience to build the ark, gather his family into it, and spend forty days and nights floating around aimlessly – that God revealed His covenant to Noah and his family.

Noah heard, Noah obeyed, and then God blessed him. Who are we to want that order reversed?

Take time this Wednesday to think about God’s faithfulness in your life. Are you striving to be obedient to His will in everything you do? You can trust Him with every detail of your life – and you can trust Him with your family, too!

Have a blessed day, “Working for Christ”!

“Working for Christ”

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5 Comments on “WHAT ABOUT MY FAMILY?”

  1. Lyn Leahz Says:

    Great message on the family, Dave. Something that has been shoved to the side in these days, and is falling apart at the seems. A much needed post! God bless you!


  2. Daniel Undem Says:

    I look forward to your posts everyday. You have a knack for picking relevant topics. Keep up the great work. God Bless.


  3. Brook Says:

    *Thank you* for the “like” at my blog. This is an excellent encouragement, very timely for me this very day. *God bless you.*


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