“May the Lord bless Onesiphorus and ALL his family because he visited me and encouraged me often. His visits revived me like a breath of fresh air, and he was never ashamed of my being in jail.” 2 Timothy 1:16 (TLB)
Simply put: what you do affects your family. This scripture can be both encouraging and cautionary. It tells me that when I live a God pleasing life, His favor rests on my family as well as myself. Living a God pleasing life doesn’t mean being perfect, so don’t be so quick to discount the blessings of God because you’ve made mistakes. God is not a tyrant waiting to yank the ‘blessings’ rug from under your feet when you mess up.
I want to encourage you today….if you are the only one in your family that is living for God, keep it up! Everything action you take that brings honor to God captures His attention: His favorable attention. That is the place I want to be, in favor with God, but not just for myself. What I do affects my family.