Characteristics of a Godly Family
Characteristics of a Godly family includes:
2. A Godly family seeks God
Like the popular saying: A family that prays together stays together.
Together as a family, when you seek God's face, then you will grow and please God together. "But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. 34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33-34
Without faith, it is impossible to please God. Your family, my family must have faith in God and believe His words. Hebrew 11:6
When you draw near to God as an individual and collectively as a family, then God will draw nearer to you. James 4:8 says "Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded." The Almighty God is not moving. He's unshakeable, but human beings changes. Whenever we pray, we move closer to God.
3. A Godly family speaks truth
Leadership, they say, is by example.
That moment you tell a lie in the presence of your child(ren), you are indirectly teaching them to lie. When you tell a lie, the children will emulate and speak false too. Irrespective of the situation, always speak the truth and encourage your family to speak nothing, but the truth always.
Proverbs 27:5 "Better is open rebuke than hidden love."
5. A Godly family stays humble
Often times, children tends to display what they see. Therefore as a parent or carer, we need to be humble because "......God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” James 4:6
The Almighty God will be gracious to our family when we are genuinely humble.
6. A Godly family is united.
Unity, is essential in every family. Division brings separation. Division drowns any family.
1 Corinthians 1:10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.
As a Godly family, each and everyone should decide to stay united. Nothing separates us. John 17:23
7. A Godly family forgives
And lastly but not the least, a godly family forgives. “If your brother or sister[a] sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. 4 Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.” Luke 17:3-4
We ought to forgive others to give room for peace in the family.
In Mark 11:25, Lord Jesus advised us to forgive one another, especially before praying.