Who is the person that knows how to irritate you the most? Before you answer, let me add… who is the person that has the power to hurt you the most with their words? Most of you are thinking… my wife, my son, my mother, my grandfather, or someone else in your family. It is a fact that family can be a blessing or can feel like a curse.

No one can offend you like a family member can. And at the same time, nothing hurts worst than hearing bad news about a family member. They can be the worst people in the world, but you for sure don’t want anything bad to happen to them.

God also sees the family as an important piece of our life. That’s why He created family. He is the one that made the family unit. He is the one the gave us this longing to have someone to share our life with. He is the one that put inside of us this desire to bring new life into the world and form a life long bond with them.

As you know, everything that God creates, the enemy tries to tear down. And that’s why the devil sets his aim on the family to steal, kill and destroy. He wants to ruin every good moment and every good plan that you have for your family, through division, separation, fights, betrayal and the like.

But you have the power to put your foot down and say, my family will live in Gods presence. God wants your family on the altar. What I mean by that, is in His hands, under His protection, living a life with Him and for Him. That’s where safety and protection comes from. Many years ago Joshua stood amongst the congregation of people and made a statement by faith. He said,

“…But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

(Joshua 24:15)

Joshua didn’t say “may” serve the Lord. He also didn’t say, “I hope they serve the Lord”. He said, “we will”. He spoke by faith and determining something. That is the beginning. You can make this declaration today. You can decide to fight for your family. Don’t fight against them, but fight for them. And as you declare and fight for them to be in Gods hands, He will perform the miracle to bring them into His presence.

May the God of the Bible bless you,

Bishop Joshua Fonseca