“ Return to thine own house…” Luke 8:39
I trust that your fourth day of fasting was blessed.
One of our fasting purposes is to pray for our marriages and relationships to ensure that our own foundations are secure in God. A ministry without a healthy and growing marriage foundation may be in serious trouble.
At times our calling is so strong and our appreciation for what God has done is so great, that, like the healed Gadarene, we want to leave all and board the boat. Jesus gently pointed him towards home. I’m sure there were a lot of things that needed repairing at home.
Although we are hardly Gadarenes, why don’t we “return to thine house” tonight and tomorrow? Ask yourself:
How is my marriage, really?
How are my relationships with my family, really?
What do I need to repair in order for God to truly bless my ministry?
Before you retire for the evening, I encourage you to hug your wife, tell her how much you love her and thank her. If necessary, ask her for forgiveness. Do the same with your sons and daughters. Then the foundations will be strong…
David V. Jimenez
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