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Godly character in every area of our lives will show 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!
…Regardless of your family heritage, it’s important to realize that your relatives are not the result of “genetic chance,” but that you have been placed into the family of God’s sovereign choosing for you, and that He wants to use your family—rough edges and all—as a means to sanctify you and conform you into the likeness of His Son.
Embracing that truth will help you cultivate a grateful heart for those who make up your family.
~Nancy Leigh DeMoss in Choosing Gratitude