by Joe Wells
G – Give Grace
While the ultimate grace from God is only realized through the blood of Jesus Christ, we see unmerited goodness to be something given to even those who are outside of the church. In Galatians 6:10 we read, “So then, while we have the opportunity, let us do good to all people, and especially to those whoa re of the household of the faith.” Just as in the parable of the Good Samaritan, our families must be instruments to show God’s grace to others.
R – Reach with the Word
As earthen vessels containing a great treasure, our families must be readily available to spread the Good News about Jesus Christ. God used the prophets of old to tell others of His message, and He uses us today. As we read in Matthew 28:19-20, we are to make disciples by baptizing and by teaching all that Christ commanded.
O – Open Hearts
The conduct of our families are measured everyday to see if it lines up with our claims to be Christians. We understand that God can use this tendency for His good when in Matthew 5:16 we read, “Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” Be a beacon of light, so that the hearts around your family will be open.
W – Win Souls
Being a Christian is not always easy, especially when there is division in the marital relationship. However, through consistent behavior that is fitting with the Word of God, Peter explains that even an unbelieving spouse can be won without a word (1 Peter 3:1-4). That same outcome can be reached wherever you go as long as the “hidden person of the heart” is God honoring.
“So then neither the one who plants not the one who waters is anything, but God who causes the growth.” (1 Corinthians 3:7)