Thought Of The Day, “Family”, Men’s Daily Devotion

Men’s Daily Devotion, Family


Thought of the day:

But He answered and said to the one who told Him, “Who is My mother and who are My brothers?” And He stretched out His hand toward His disciples and said, “Here are My mother and My brothers! For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” Reference Matthew 12:48-50 NKJV

Jesus is told His Family is waiting outside for Him but He responds saying His Family are those who are doing His Father’s Will. Those who were hearing Him Teach were trying to distract Him. He had said that we should be willing to leave our families, essentially, to Follow Him. This shows a True Relationship with Him, that we are doing The Father’s Will, which basically, starts by following Jesus. The rest comes into play afterwards.

Why am I talking about this basic knowledge information that we all know and agree on? When we look around and we see other believers suffering and we help them, we’re doing The Father’s Will. We’re showing Jesus’s Love to each other, so that the world witnesses it. We’re showing that we are family to each other.
As in all families, there can be disfunction or even disagreements. What should make us different above other families, is that in God’s Family, we are to seek resolution, forgiveness, and repentance. We are as Paul wrote in Romans 12:18 “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” (NKJV).

It’s not always going to be easy, we still learn to stick together and we grow through the pains and trials together. We carry each other’s burdens and learn more about truly loving others. The payoff, in the long-term is huge.

Let’s grow together as a family and continue to carry each other’s burdens, it brings Joy to Our Heavenly Father.

If we are to please God, we need to allow The Holy Spirit to set us apart. We need to pursue a sinless life. We are to seek Righteousness. How do we do it? Through prayer, study, fellowship, being willing to be corrected/accountability, discipleship, and service.  
It starts with Our Relationship with Jesus. If you don’t have a Relationship with Him or you need to rekindle that Relationship, do it now. Call out to Him and seek his Love and Forgiveness. It really is as hard or easy as you make it. We should look to Him daily to seek a relationship with Him. I want to encourage you to seek Him today, if you haven’t already.
If you need help, have questions or need direction in this regard, please, feel free to let me know. Maybe today you are struggling with something. Maybe you may have found yourself not as close to The Lord as you thought. We would like to help you in this through prayer and guidance.
If you find yourself in need of prayer and/or encouragement, please, feel free to call or text +1 (505) 600-1027 or email
Or, you can download our app at:
If you are seeking to grow in your Faith, please check out CCF College at:
Interested in supporting our ministry? Please, feel free to give at
Previous articlePTL!!! Supreme Court Upholds WWI ‘Peace Cross’ on Public Land in Maryland!
Next articleUPDATE: Health Alert in ABQ Through Saturday Morning Due to Wildfire Smoke
Mark is a US Army Veteran and has called Albuquerque home since 1997. He earned degrees at Albuquerque Bible College, and Faith Evangelical Seminary before attending the Shepherd’s School at Cross Christian Fellowship. He has felt a calling to start a church along Route 66, in Albuquerque to reach others for Christ. Mark has had struggles with addictions, drugs, alcohol and other things, in the past. He has recovered from them, with Christ and has a desire to help others with them as well. He has a desire to setup a recovery home in Albuquerque, or nearby, to help others in the recovery process as well as help them gain some job skills and learn to have personal interactions with others. Mark grew up in traditional churches. He did not find the true meaning of having a Relationship with Jesus. At the age of 31, after hearing a Pastor talk about this Relationship, he rededicated his life to Jesus and started on a path for ministry. You can check out Recovery In Action Ministries FaceBook Page for more info on Recovery issues. Mark has been married to his wife Rebecca since 2005. Together they have four boys between them. They minister together to help others grow in their relationships with their spouses, children and family. In his free time, Mark likes to ride motorcycles, shooting and building things.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.