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The Power of a United Family

14 Sep

The Power of a United Family

Whenever there is division and disunity there will be a curse but wherever there is unity there will be blessings. The enemy will try to bring disunity into the family.

Psalm 133:1-3(NKJV)
Behold, how good and how pleasant it is. For brethren to dwell together in unity! It is like the precious oil upon the head, running down on the beard, the beard of Aaron, running down on the edge of his garments. It is like the dew of Hermon, descending upon the mountains of Zion; For there the Lord commanded the blessing—Life forevermore.

James 3:16(NKJV)
For where envy and self-seeking exist, confusion and every evil thing are there.

Until there is unity in a family, it is a house and not a home. As long as you have a house and not a home, the blessing will be far from you.

You cannot have unity in a family without transparency.

How to have a united family

1. A common vision.
Every family should have a common vision. There must be a reason why you are coming together.

*If you are going to have eternal relevance, you must live according to your purpose.

Genesis 12:1-3(NKJV)
Now the Lord had said to Abram. “Get out of your country, From your family And from your father’s house, To a land that I will show you I will make you a great nation; I will bless you And make your name great; And you shall be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

There is a vision for every family

Vision is a uniting force. Continuity is impossible without a vision.

2. Common values.

Love can bring two people together but their value will tear them apart. Your values determine your priorities.

What are the common values in your home?

Genesis 18:17-19(NKJV)
And the Lord said, “Shall I hide from Abraham what I am doing, since Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him? For I have known him, in order that he may command his children and his household after him, that they keep the way of the Lord, to do righteousness and justice, that the Lord may bring to Abraham what He has spoken to

A child does what he sees; The easiest way to influence a child is to do what you want them to do.

What you tolerate in your home today, is what you perpetuate in the home of your child tomorrow. Your marriage today is the prophecy of your children’s marriage.

Proverbs 22:6(NKJV)
Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

Vision is not enough. Values are what make your vision happen.

The true measure of a man is not his physical strength but his self-control.