Day 4 Giving God Possession of Our Families
We did not choose our families, they were chosen for us and we for them by God. Matthew 12:49-50 says “And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” Jesus’ lesson was not disrespect to His family but rather devotion to His calling and to His Father.
Today we fast and pray to entrust our families to God’s care, ownership and possession. We pray for their salvation, their healing, deliverance and blessing. At the same time we release ourselves from people-pleasing, from a yoke of burdensome worry and fear, and from being distracted by the opinions and beliefs of others. We declare that our hearts belong to God and so our steps are ordered by His hands. We will trust His leadership, His guidance, His love and His Spirit. We declare that “we will walk in paths of righteousness for His name’s sake.”