The Ministry of the Home
“Suddenly, there was a sound from heaven like the roaring of a mighty windstorm, and it filled the house where they were sitting” (Acts 2.2 NLT).
After Jesus’ resurrection, He promised the disciples that the Holy Spirit would come on them with power. Isn’t it interesting that the Holy Spirit first descended in a home? From the home, the disciples moved to the streets and then the synagogues. I don’t think it’s a coincidence that Satan attacks our homes more than anything because that is the place – in the ministry of family – that the Holy Spirit will pour out and spill into the lives of our communities and churches. The Ministry of Mother and Father, Sister and Brother and Daughter and Son is where God will truly ignite His power like dynamite. The first four disciples Jesus called were brothers. God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit are a triune family. God loves family! So many times we are busy with everything but our families, and we leave our homes to the wayside to pursue more public platforms. God will extend our platforms “tents,” but He will hold us back until the ministry of family is a strong foundation from which He can explode His move.The stronger the family foundation, the bigger the structure God can build in our lives. Click To Tweet
Jesus wants to demonstrate His glory in and through us, but not until He lays a firm family foundation.
“Enlarge your house; build an addition. Spread out your home, and spare no expense! For you will soon be bursting at the seams. Your descendants will occupy other nations and resettle the ruined cities” (Isaiah 54.2-3 NLT).
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