Family Ties – Now Think On This message and Love For His People newsletter – Love For His People

July 22, 2018
Greetings in the name of the Lord Jesus, Yeshua.
My latest Now Think On This message below, Family Ties, speaks of the importance of family – getting together with the larger gathering and also bringing strength into your immediate one. Having been raised in a large family, and then having one of our own, the importance of family in our day is vital. I hope you read it through to the end. Let me know! (I enjoy hearing from those who respond. It sure encourages me! Thank you!)
As I wrote in previous emails, my latest book (#18) Hope – Founded in the Solid Rockcame out in June. We all need hope continually in our life. I believe these messages bound together will be an encouragement for you and yours. Get one for your summer reading and another to share as a gift to someone.
May you have a good summer during the remaining half ahead. Be blessed with ahava (love) and shalom (peace),
Steve Martin
Founder/President
Now Think On This
Steve Martin
“Delighted with the world of things and creatures, happily celebrating the human family.” (Proverbs 8:31, THE MESSAGE)
Summertime is a good season for family reunions. It’s an annual gathering of relatives who enjoy talking about the good old days, when life wasn’t so complicated as it can seem today. Cherished in recollection are those years of the days gone by when right was right and wrong was wrong. Sharing moments of “back then” helps shed light on how things should be now.
I myself will be attending two such events this summer – one on my Dad’s side and one on my Mom’s side. Both will take place in southeastern Minnesota, the land where many of my ancestors, relatives and I were born and raised.
Around my current home location, in beautiful North Carolina, it is enjoyable to see family reunions using the picnic tables at local city park shelters when you see the brightly colored t-shirts, all the same color of course, proclaiming the family name and reunion date. At times you might even see matching ball caps, as I provided when I was in charge of our family reunion.
Picture the Father’s loving heart as He also sees these family times. Watching the adults and children, some very young and others very old, with all ages in between, is very special, as they are reconnecting, interacting, and showing appreciation for the lives each has traveled, while at the same time making more memories for the generations that follow. You can see how the One who created family expresses Himself even further when His children know and experience the bonds of love, support and encouragement that comes about when families thrive. His care, provision and protection is demonstrated over and over again as the family unit is cherished and nurtured.
As important as these natural gatherings are, in order to follow His lead, part of my earthly father’s duties is to take the spiritual responsibility to pray daily for each of my immediate family members. My good wife, children, spouses and grandkids know that their names are brought before the throne of heaven often. Caring for them in this manner will further maintain that foundation laid, from which to keep looking up. It is from where their help supernaturally comes. Sharing my Father’s heart assists in continually strengthening theirs.
Be sure to read the rest: Family Ties
Hope book cover
Latest book!
by Steve Martin
It would be nice if you could run down to the local grocery store and buy a package of hope. After all, don’t we find we need it every day? A few good helpings daily sure would be nice.
It is not quite that simple to get, but hope is certainly possible to obtain, and keep. The way I have found hope is by believing the promises of the Lord Jesus Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach, as put forth truthfully in the Bible. Through the centuries, the words written in the Word have proven accurate and life-changing in the very ones who have chosen to believe. I include myself among them.
The daily news will get you discouraged. The bank statement and monthly bills which come by mail or smart phone will drain you of your pursuit of happiness. One minute you are “up”. The next minute you hit a wall. What is it that keeps us pressing on to accomplish the good in life? Family and friends can be a good source to rely on, but even then those relationships can falter. We need more.
We need hope in our lives.
I would be graceful if you would support Love For His People by buying a copy for yourself, and one for a friend as a gift. (Birthdays and such!)
Be blessed, with the shalom (peace) and ahava (love) of the Lord.
Steve Martin
Founder
Love For His People, Inc.
Published June 2018. You can get it in paperback or Kindle.
Love For His People, Inc.
P.O. Box 414
Pineville, NC 28134 USA
Love For His People
Love For His People, Inc | P.O. Box 414Pineville, NC 28134

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