Addendum: Having our spiritual family before our natural family does NOT trump our responsibilities in taking care of and interacting with family. It DOES affect HOW we take care of them, in what order of importance they come, and how we interact with them. It does NOT include being at church every time the doors are open or dropping everything just because there’s a church function. What it DOES do is it runs everything through the filter of, “Jesus, how do You want me to handle this?” He will speak to us in one (or more) of four ways:
- Through prayer. Our continuous fellowship with Him is vital.
- Through the Bible. It is His written words to us.
- Through circumstances. Do you feel the tension? Pay attention to that tension. It may be the Holy Spirit!
- Through others, especially other believers.
Jesus wants us to take care of our natural families. We will let us know the best way to do that. Ask Him!