Acts 16:31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.”
Her home had not been a comfortable pace for Jenn anymore. Her parents had been quarrels continuously in last year. Bothered at home, Jenn and her older brother Ridwan spent more time outside. Jenn was occupied with a lot of activities such as courses and salvation services. On the other hand, Ridwan fell into an unhealthy companionship. Because of their different environment of activities, they became apart from each other.
Then one day, Jenn heard that Ridwan died over drugs. Jenn was shocked by her brother’s death. She was disappointed in herself for being too busy blaming her parents and neglected the feeling of her brother. She didn’t realize that she wasn’t the only one suffering, but her brother was too. In the end, her brother had to lose his life and salvation. Jenn cried and asked God for forgiveness because she was too busy reaching out and did not care for her own family.
There is nothing wrong with serving to save lost souls. Indeed it is a pleasing activity to God. We just need to keep in our mind that we need to save our family too. We must fight for our family members’ salvation, and it should be our priority. If we feel that we no longer care about our family’s salvation, check and correct our hearts. We might have lost our sense of belonging. Pray for a new blessing from God; let the love of agape fill our hearts to resurfaced our sense of belonging. Ask for wisdom from God to bring our family to Him. Don’t ever give up because nothing is more gracious than having our family with us in the kingdom of God.
An eroding sense of belonging makes us IGNORANT OF OUR FAMILY MEMBERS’ SALVATION.
1. Has all your family member receive salvation?
2. Have you ever felt careless for their salvation? Why?
3. What is your commitment to keeping fighting for their salvation?
“Lord, forgive us if we have been careless for our family’s salvation. We want to pray for every of our family members who has not known You. Touch and soften their heart. Use us as Your tools to bring them to You and receive Your grace of salvation. Thank You, Lord, in the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.”