As we get older and our immediate family begins to grow, we have a tendency to focus inward. We become content with the fact that our family is saved, blessed, and prosperous, but meanwhile, our extended family and friends are lost and hurting.

Our immediate family is saved and going to church every week, but our cousins are being deceived into the delusion that there is no God. Our spouse brings the biggest smile on our faces, but our friend’s family is slowly being torn apart. We’re excited about our promotion, but our uncle just lost his job.

Periodically, it’s important to continue to reach out to our extended family and friends. We could speak a word of encouragement that may save someone’s life. We can see if they have any prayer requests. We can see if they need or desire something. We can be personal ministers of the Gospel to them.

Let’s not forget about our brother or sister. We are the blessing that God can work through.

Hebrews 10:25 Let us not neglect meeting together, as some have made a habit, but let us encourage one another, and all the more as you see the Day approaching.