Family ID: Be Deeply Rooted
He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.”
(Jeremiah 17:8 ESV)
Family Vision: Bearing fruit for future generations…
He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers.
(Psalm 1:3 ESV)
Family Mission: We Will Be…
C – Courageous
Withstanding pressure, being mentally and morally strengthened within our family’s bond and Christ’s promises, we will not be separated from Him. We are more than conquering warriors in Christ’s name & love!
[God's Everlasting Love]
No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
(Romans 8:37-39 ESV)
U – Unified
All 4 1 & 1 4 All, we will honor our family as most valuable, seeking Christ to build a solid, unbreakable foundation for our family and future generations.
[Christ's Example of Humility]
So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
(Philippians 2:1-4 ESV)
R – Romantic
In our love for our family, Christ and others, we will wear our hearts on our sleeves in heroic, creative, imaginative and adventurous ways. Our love is but a small candle if not shared to create a blazing fire.
Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm, for love is strong as death, jealousy is fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, the very flame of the LORD.
(Song of Solomon 8:6 ESV)
S – Steadfast
By standing firm for our family and our work for God, for the belief and determination Christ gives us.
Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
(1 Corinthians 15:58 ESV)
O – Observant
By placing Psalm 23 upon our hearts as a reminder of all the things Christ gives us daily by leading, shepherding and guiding us.
The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD forever.
(Psalm 23 ESV)
N – Noble
By possessing or learning outstanding qualities in everything.
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
(Philippians 4:8 ESV)
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