Stepping Stone Six: The Familyedit
“Family is God’s way of providing unsolicited accountability. There are so many beautiful scriptures on family and what family means to the Lord. Psalm 103:17-18 (ESV) says, “But the steadfast love of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear him, and his righteousness to children’s children, to those who keep his covenant and remember to do his commandments.”
When a home is built on a solid foundation, we are given an environment to raise our families into relationship with each other, and hopefully with God. I’ve noticed that the steadfast love of the Lord then streams through generations of life. What a beautiful design. If you’ve ever wished you had an instruction manual, the Bible has suggestions on raising up a thriving family. The choice to incorporate a relationship with God into the home, I feel, is crucial to surviving life’s toughest blows. Reflecting on choice in Christ, another verse is brought to mind from Genesis 18:19: “For I have chosen him, that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the Lord by doing righteousness and justice, so that the Lord may bring to Abraham what he has promised him” (ESV). No wonder I held on so tightly to the idea of my family unit. It’s God’s natural design!”
– Beth Shuey McGuire, Chapter Six, Beautiful Ashes
BEAUTIFUL ASHES PODCAST SERIES: THE SEVEN STEPPING STONES TO HEALING
In this Beautiful Ashes podcast, Stepping Stone Six: The Family, we’ll encourage you as hear Beth discuss the role of family in her process of healing. If you haven’t read the book, we encourage you to follow along in our podcast while reading Chapter 6.
Joining the conversation will be founding pastor and director of the Healing Place at Cross Timbers Church. Brian’s experience alongside Beth and Vic will begin the process of navigating out of the ashes and into the beautiful life God has in store.
LET’S LOVE ON OUR FAMILIES TOGETHER.
We’d love for you to share with your family, friends, and anyone you know that would benefit from our journey!