“A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” Answering them, He said, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! “For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.” (Mark 3:32–35, NASB95)
My family are those who do the Will of God. It was hard for My earthly family to accept this, and at first it will be hard for your blood relations too. They cannot see that there is a “divine blood-relationship” in your life now. Love them in tangible ways that they can accept. Remember to do the little kind, loving things for your family – as if you were doing them to Me. Let them see that they do not have to be jealous of the new family-in-Christ relationships. Ask Me often: “Am I to minister to those within my home now or to those of the new family?” Be obedient.
Anne S. White