Faith Oyedepo Daily Devotional, Raising A Family Altar, 2nd November, 2017

Dear Reader,

Happy New Month to you! It is my earnest prayer that this month delivers to you all of the goodness it holds in Jesus’ name! It is a privilege to write with you in mind and I welcome you to this glorious moment in the presence of the Almighty God. As you pay rapt attention to God’s Word concerning your family today, I see Him taking your home to the next levels in Jesus’ name. Throughout this month via the Word of God, I shall be teaching on Raising A Family Altar.

This week, I shall be teaching on, The Family of God. The Father and Jesus have, from the beginning, planned to increase their kind. God’s kind of family is one headed by the Father and the Son, Jesus Christ.

God wants His children to be a part of the family of God. In one sense, every person is a creature of God because God created everyone. But sin has separated people from their Heavenly Father.

Sin makes them children of Satan. God provided the way for us to be forgiven by sending His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ to be born into this world and to die on the Cross, for our sins. We must accept His death for us personally, by faith. We must repent of our sins. 1 John 3:1-3 says: Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God: And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as he is pure.

The family of God has a purpose for living. We can be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man; we should allow Christ to dwell in our hearts by faith, and be filled with all the fullness of God.

There are many people, who do not have happy experiences in their physical families. Your family may not be what you would dearly like it to be. There are some things you may be able to change and some you can do nothing about. But, we do not have to wait until we have an “ideal” family (whatever that is!) The Bible is full of examples of families that were not mother, father and two kids. What about the widow and her son that helped Prophet Elijah? What about the little slave girl taken captive and working for Naaman and his wife?

Family does not depend on the circumstances, but on our love for God and each other. Ephesians 3:20says: Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us,

Think of it! As part of the family of God, we become part of the entire spiritual family in heaven, as well as on earth. It is only through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can be rooted and live right as the family of God.

If you are about to begin your own family, you can avoid frustration, by operating the principles contained in the Word of God. If, however, your family is one that can be termed “successful,” it can move up to the realm of good success, and be constantly improved upon.

However, having a good relationship with God and your family entails confessing your sins and accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. Are you born again? Are you a child of God? If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer with me:Dear Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I am a sinner. Forgive me of my sins and cleanse me with Your Blood. Deliver me from sin and satan to serve the living God. I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Make me a child of God today. Thank You for accepting me into Your Kingdom.”

        If you prayed this simple prayer, you are now a child of God. He loves you and will never leave you. Read your Bible daily, obey God’s Word and seek Christian fellowship (John 14:21).

Congratulations! You are now born again! All-round rest and peace are guaranteed you, in Jesus’ Name. Call or write, and share your testimonies with me through contact@faithoyedepo.org; OR 07026385437 and 08141320204.

For more insight, these books authored by me are available at the Dominion Bookstores in all Living Faith Churches and other leading Christian bookstoresMarriage Covenant, Making Marriage Work, Building A Successful Home and Success in Marriage (Co-Authored).

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