Overcome Family Worries Series Talk 1: Homesick
8APRIL18 PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTER I travel a lot. Last year alone, I visited 16 countries. It’s crazy. When people ask me, “Where do you live?” I sometimes answer, “Planet Earth.” I have a confession to make. Wherever I go, I feel quite at home. First reason: I’m always with people I love. Often, I visit the Feasters in different cities across the globe. Second (and ultimate) reason: God is my real home. Today, I pray that you realize that wherever you go, wherever you are, God is your real home. May your dreams come true, BO SANCHEZ Where Do You Live? P.S. Today, we start a powerful series, Overcoming Family Worries. This month, we will especially pray for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and their families. FILL THE DISTANCE WITH LOVE This series is for everyone. Even if you aren’t an OFW or don’t have family members who work abroad, you will still be able to benefit from this talk series. How come? Because this series is all about improving family connections and we all have a relationship that could use some improvement. You might not have a loved one who works abroad, but you might have someone in your family who lives with you but is so disconnected that he or she may as well be living in another continent. every year, but you might have a sister you don’t see because she’s always out with her friends that she might as well be in a different time zone. Yes, this series is for you. For the next three weeks, our goal is to bridge the distance between you and your family members and fill it with love. Short or long distance relationships always work well if there’s enough love in between. May you experience improved relationships after this series is over. In Him, AUDEE VILLARAZA Your dad might not be a seaman who is gone 10 months OVERCOME FAMILY WORRIES TALK 1: HOMESICK God is with you “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you!” –Isaiah 41:10 NET “I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing.” –John 15:5 NIV “When his master saw that the Lord was with him and that the Lord gave him success in everything he did, Joseph found favor in his eyes and became his attendant. Potiphar put him in charge of his household, and he entrusted to his care everything he owned.” –Genesis 39:3-4 NIV OTHER VERSES: Genesis 39:2 NIV Genesis 39:5-6 NIV Genesis 39:6-7 NIV Genesis 39:9-10 NIV Genesis 39:20-21, NIV Genesis 39:23, NIV James 1:3 NIV 1 Timothy 6:9 NIV James 1:2-4 NIV PERSONAL REFLECTION AND GROUP DISCUSSION: Have you felt God’s presence when you were lonely and away from your loved ones? Can you share your experience?