Godly character—or the lack thereof—shows up within the four walls of our homes. We can’t say we love God if we don’t manifest His love to our family members or if we allow bitterness to fester in our hearts toward them. For the most part, we don’t get to choose our family members, as we do our friends. Yet we are called to love and care for those in our families, in spite of their personalities, their idiosyncrasies, or their character flaws. And that’s not always easy!
When was the last time you voiced your gratitude for your family? Each person brings something unique to the mix. Ask God to cultivate a heart of gratitude for each person in your family and to help you express that to each one.
Heavenly Father, I choose to thank You for each member of my family and for how they enrich my life. Help me express thanks to them and grow in patience toward them. Cultivate in me a heart of praise and grace for those who know me best and see me most. Thank You!
Gratitude in Action: Take time to thank God for each member of the family He has given you. Then pick one or two of them to whom you can express gratitude today in person, by phone, or with a note or an email. (Note: You may want to express gratitude to a family member who has been especially difficult to love.)
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