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YOUR FAMILY FIRST | Gen 37:14 | The Lord Of The Harvest – Lesson 11 | David ADENIJI
Family is the most fundamental unit of ministry. It forms the saints who in turn form the church and the nation. Our first duty is to our family. If you don’t sow seeds into your family members and you start from the church, then you need to repent today and start from your family. A lot us too often, neglect our family members. We say things like: “they’ll understand. My wife and children know that I’m a very busy person”.
We deprive them of quality time, love, attention and intimacy. We substitute family time for business sessions, ministry and so on, forgetting that your family is your first ministry; your family is your first business.
When you sow quality time, quality seed, financial resources, prayer and waiting into your family members, you’re only doing yourself a favour. If you don’t, you cheat yourself.We should not be ‘good’ people at work or in church and be otherwise at home. Whatever grace we carry must impart our families first.
“For if a man cannot manage his own household, how can he take care of God’s church?” 1 Tim 3:5
The mother of Jesus was one of Jesus’ first disciples, if not the first. How do I know? At Jesus’s first public outing – the wedding at Cana of Galilee – she was mentioned before any disciple, right in verse 1 of John 2. She was an integral part of Jesus earthly ministry. I don’t think it just happened because she was his mother. Jesus had discipled her before discipling the other disciples. If you disciple your family first by sowing into them your labour of love, then discipling other people will be easy for you.
In Judges 6:25-26, Gideon’s strategy was given to him by God. The strategy was simple. Go to your father’s house – your family throw down the altar of Baal and
Build an Altar unto the Lord
In your father’s house, your family house
In other words, dethrone the devil and enthrone the Lord – in your father’s house, in your family. Start that mission of saving Israel by saving your family first. The family is so significant. Please take care of your family. Your husband, your wife, children, siblings, parents. Delight them and lead them always to Jesus.
Say Lord Jesus, I thank you for this teaching series. From today, I will take care of my family. And the harvest will be for all all, in Jesus Name. Amen.
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