My pastor has been preaching a series of messages on prayer for the Sunday evening services. This has been a great series for me. Mainly because I think my prayer life always needs improving.
Tonight's focus was being united in prayer as a church family, but also as a body of believers. I have an amazing family (physical). I have two wonderful Christian parents who raised me to love God and accept His gift of salvation. I also have 6 brothers and sisters - all of them are believers. Those 6 siblings have married believers too. We are up to 14. Now, 5 of those siblings have children, and if I'm not mistaken all of their children have accepted Jesus as their Savior too. I do have one great niece who we are praying will accept that gift soon :) Having this amazing family is very special to me. Not everyone has had the opportunity to see God work in many ways in their life.
I love that God has given me this precious gift of a family. Next month we will be gathering for our annual Buckeye Christmas celebration. This annual celebration is one of my favorite times. I love how we all get together and catch up on each others events and lives (even though we try to email weekly about what's happening). I also love how we are related not only by blood (and marriage), but by God's blood too. I can't imagine living my life without a Christian family...supporting me in unity of prayer.