- A source of strength and power. The spirit and soul of the family provides inner fortitude, from within.
- A source of conscience. The faith of the family provides a measure of integrity and unbreakable truth.
- A source of stability. A family grounded and rooted in authentic love may be shakable, but is truly unmovable.
- A source of unity. One purpose, a common understanding provides totality and reveals the breadth, length, height, and depth by which we may be stretched but never broken.
- A source of wisdom. We need discernment as a family to provide guidance during the discovery process of the unknown. Wisdom provides perception in the absence of judgment as it pertains to upright living.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
Healthy Families Influence Culture With Successful Family Legacy!
The family unit must naturally influence the culture by the completeness it generates and holds. That completeness originates from an intelligent Designer and Creator of family; God. His design and creation are orderly. Family was created for God's glorification. Its attributes display His power and effectiveness through the generations. Why should we allow an unrighteous and materialistic culture, primarily through government mandates and Christian complacency, to redefine His rules? The Successful Family Legacy seminar realigns our understanding and purposes for family.
Continuing the dialog... An earlier article was titled "OppositionalDefiant Disorder, Relationship Advice, or Dysfunctional Family? The experts' solutions naturally point to implementing a Successful Family Legacy but refuse to be direct." It established Successful Family Legacy as the answer to social instability. I speak of troubled youths, dysfunctional families, and more. Family legacy is the process of strategically transferring healthy family values to our children. The transfer allows them to live moral and productive lives. Society excessively medicates rather than healthily engages challenging family responsibilities. Click on the title above to read that article please. Today's article furthers thoughts and opinions on the family legacy dialog.
The Order of The Day, & for Generations to Come
There is a fundamental consistency evident through all of God's creation. It is an intelligent and consistent design. It is not the "big bang" or random occurrence. He is a God of order and "everything" He does exudes His signature. His might and grace are also highly evident. When He speaks of various aspects of His manifold wisdom His order is evident. The unmistakable appearances of His consistency is written on our hearts. Even in our rejection His order and consistency is still obvious. Such is the case also when He speaks beyond some of the more popular (Ephesians 6:1-4, Colossians 3:18-21) family relationship scriptures.
In Ephesians 3:8-10 the apostle Paul writes:
8 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God who created all things; 10 so that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places.
The apostle Paul is effectively expressing God's prominence, order, and creative design. Paul also confirms God granted him authority to reveal His mystery to the Gentiles. To cut to the chase, God's order specifies a hierarchy or administration (oikonomia in the New Testament Greek). It denotes management of household affairs or the overseer and stewardship.
Paul, is commissioned with informing us the church (God's body and family) of our responsibility. We are responsible for teaching the rulers and authorities (government, etc) of God's manifold wisdom and order. The instruction and exemplification of God's order for family must begin with the church. The verse's reference to rulers and authorities includes supernatural beings as effected by "heavenly places". Seeking guidance on family building from the government and political authorities is a grave error. As much as government institutions think they have the know-how, they do not. A rising number of cases continue to prove this fact. The politically driven motives for building family are reactionary and disorderly. A reversal of God's order will always produce the chaos and failure we see (statistical trends). It must begin with the church; bible believing family principles.
Your Successful Family Legacy is Complete when...
Paul (Eph 3:14-21 nasb) provides a blueprint of God's order which may be easily overlooked by the unassuming reader. He begins by stating in the section's first two verses, 14 For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. Society's core component the family originated with God the creator. Family (patria in New Testament Greek) was created for God's glorification. It uniquely displays His power and effectiveness through the generations. The promise of blessings for "all" the families of the Earth was given through the seed of Abraham. Allowing an unrighteous culture motivated by materialism to redefine God's rules is unacceptable.
Secular rulers and authorities are incapable (blinded) of intrinsic family needs. That fact is repeatedly echoed in the political despise and attacks on family. Governmental and political institutions hide their antagonisms behind the mirage of fairness and equality. They suppress the obvious immoral and statistical evidence of our familial and cultural demise.
Paul further displays (Eph. 3) unmistakable truths of God's order for family. These are also keys for implementing your successful family legacy. He uses the context, structure, and principles of family to deliver a worthy admonition to his audience. Every family requires:
In the fullness of these characteristics of family which come from God through Jesus Christ we discover familial completeness. It allows the implementation of a successful family legacy which lasts multiple generations.
The Successful Family Legacy seminar provides tools for building healthy families.
Healthy families which impact the culture rather than be impacted require planning. The successful family legacy seminar provides strategic guidance for building Godly legacy. Family legacy takes on a multi-faceted role regarding our assurance of a healthy family unit. It becomes our tool for gathering the right information at the right time on proactive establishment of purpose. Family legacy serves as a thermometer and barometer, air traffic controller, oral historian, surveyor or boundary enforcer, and more.
Family legacy empowers us to protect the following necessary components for a healthy family:
ü Communication (support and affirmation, mutual respect, trust, problem solving, conversations)
ü Recreation and Leisure (together as a unit)
ü Mutual Accountability (shared responsibility; rather than individual decision, boundaries)
ü Unified Core Values (moral absolutes, multi-generational intentions and planning, faith)
ü Sense of Community Beyond Family
ü Structure (essence and roles)
ü Marriage (most foundational cultural component)
We must be deliberate in fulfilling our God-given roles as families. It involves bringing much needed order to a chaotic culture. Implementing a successful family legacy provides our greatest safety and assurance. Learn what is required for biblical impact rather than being culturally impacted by attending an upcoming Successful Family Legacy Seminar. The next event is February 1st, 2014.