Family Love: Is in a League of its Own

Anyone who has followed my ministry for any length of time knows how important family is to me. I think back to when I was presented with the tremendous opportunity to move from Durham, NC to Dallas, TX to Pastor the Potter’s House North. It might have seemed like an individual opportunity, but it required a decision that affected my entire family. As challenging as the move was, everything came together because we were able to come together, work together, and pray together as a family. I know for a fact that a family that prays together can move heaven and earth. There is power in agreement and when a family comes into agreement, because their spirits are one, God sits down on that agreement.

Regardless of what the world would suggest, we need each other.

Today there is a huge emphasis on being individuals and staying in control, but there is a need for us to be connected. That’s why God created the family. Whether it’s a biological family, single parent family, blended family big or small, when a family moves from a “me” mentality to a “we” mentality there is power. If you hurt, I hurt. If you win and I win, we all win because we are a team. We may fight, but if you have a problem you can’t solve, we are in it together. Unity has been created and where there is unity God commands the blessing. That’s why the enemy fights with all he has to attack the family. The difficult thing is keeping the family together when everything in today’s culture seems to be tearing the family apart.

What do you think would happen if we were able to reunite, reinforce, reestablish and reclaim the family?

Because I travel so frequently, I discovered the perfect metaphor for the family is flying. The pilot knows the destination and he has a flight plan and a compass to stay on track. It’s very possible that major or minor deviations may occur due to storms, turbulence, problems with the plane, etc. that may force the pilot to land in a different place. However, constant communication and feedback will get the plane and its passengers back on course. You see, a family must have a destination, or a goal. There needs to be a shared vision that involves everyone. Does your family have a safe place for open communication and feedback? Are you guided by your compass, the Holy Spirit? It’s the comforter that helps you know where you are and then points you in the right direction. No matter where you are as a family right now, you can get back on track if you will correct the course.

Things that seem impossible become possible when the family comes together.

Friend, we are doing life together. My family and your family make up the family of God. We all bring something different to the table, but love means one is not more powerful than the other. It’s time to stop hurting and start healing; stop lashing out and start listening; stop criticizing and start celebrating; stop competing with each other and start completing each other. After all, you will never be as successful as you think you’re going to be without your family.

In wanting to share my heart with you about the importance of the family, two scriptures immediately came to mind: 1 Peter 3:8 which begins, Finally be ye all of one mind having compassion one of another… and of course 1 Corinthians 13:4 which describes the attributes of real love that never fails. I encourage you to read them both in their entirety.

Continuously, I thank you for your prayers and support of Sheryl Brady Ministries. I don’t take it lightly that God has linked us together, for such a time as this, to impact His kingdom. Together we are making a difference! I always look forward to hearing from you so take a minute to reply or Tweet me @sherylbrady

Staying Connected,

Pastor Brady

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5 thoughts on “Family Love: Is in a League of its Own

  1. I love it. It is time to move from a “me”ntality to a “wen”tality. Pronunced “win”. Because together we win.

    Relationships are absolutely everything!!!!!

  2. I love every message I have read on this page. I agree it’s time to come from ME to WE. Family is very important and I am learning that more and more each day. There is strength in numbers. Thank you for this word from God.

  3. Thank you for this message. I know I’m a few months late, but God’s Word is always on time. Thank you for this reminder to heal our families, instead of hurting and celebrating instead of criticizing. I needed this reminder-God continue to Bless and favor you richly.

  4. I’m so blown away with your style of delivering God’s message. First time reading,or hearing of you. I have been blessed, simple by following you through Bishop Blake. You reached me and I know truth when I read and hear it. My family is gone. Yes, deceased. But God, did not leave me here to morn, but be a light. Walk in faith, live in faith,love in faith. Just one sister I have. Almost, lost her in a car accident by a lady texting and driving and did not see her. God! made her car spin over,and over, the baby in the back seat. Their lives were spaired. The girl who hit her car…it was as totally destroyed, again,but God! cause that young girl to get out while without a scratch and check on my sister and granddaughter. She to the truth.I was on the phone and I did not see her. She’s at fault,but God! Saved her life for her family to enjoy her presence. You see when you lose so much, your’re grateful for what remains. Thank so much for helping count my blessings. God has things in store for us that we don’t know. Love God, family and s of. Be blessed. Thank you.

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