How To Answer The 911 Call For Family
                     

                 By Dr. James A. Perkins
 
If you ride down the road and see fire coming from the roof of a house, you would dial 911. Then you probably would run to the house and cry out for all family members to come out now. Quickly trying to help is the right thing to do.
 
An unseen fire consumes many households today. As multitudes of families now embrace harmful habits in this culture, home life suffers. We have become a society that depreciates moral and spiritual values and submit to dysfunction.
 
I ask you to join me in seeing the cultural fire igniting a destructive, hurtful, anti-family world. View this as a 911 call for help. Our nation needs a resurrection of building great homes. Here are 5 Ways We Answer The 911 Call For Family.
 
1.  Accept Reality. Study the facts about the moral and spiritual decline that grips our families. Here are some of those facts: 29% of non Hispanic whites, 53% of Hispanics, and 73% of non-Hispanic blacks are considered “non marital.” This means women keep having babies out of wedlock with no fathers in the home. No culture can endure such moral and spiritual decline.
 
2.  Repent and Pray.  If you are more the problem than the solution, repent. Fall on your face, accept responsibility, and ask God to forgive you.
 
3. Allow Jesus To Change You. If you don’t know Jesus, pray for Him to come into your life right now. If you do know Jesus, come clean before Him. Seek for Christ to make you the kind of person you need to be. Dedicate yourself not to being part of the problem but the solution.
 
4.  With Conviction, Commit Yourself To Your Family First. Go to loved ones, no matter what their condition. Now love, sacrifice, forgive, serve, and humble yourself before them. Your home is ground zero for a family revolution. Do as much as you are allowed to serve them.
 
5. Stand Up And Be Pro-Active For Families. As God’s revolutionary in building strong families, do what John Wesley taught. He said:
 
“Do all the good you can. By all the means you can. In all the ways you can. In all the places you can. At all the times you can. To all the people you can. As long as ever you can.”