We all have made bad decisions at one time or another, right? I believe that. Now while people say 'oh well he did this' or 'she did that' it doesn't make it right to not show love. As a matter of fact we are called to love. Love with all our hearts, mind, soul, and strength. We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ. Which means we are called to love one another. Regardless of what that person has done to you.
1 Corinthians 13:4-13
4 Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8 Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13 And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
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When you think of family what comes to mind? do you think of problems? Abandonment? Or maybe you are one who thinks of family gatherings, peaceful talks, and family dinner.
Today I want to focus on the last three I mentioned. WE should all have the peaceful talks everyday and family dinners at least once a week at the dinner table. Peaceful talks are what keep communication going in any household. Communication is key to maintaining a healthy household. When you choose to communicate, you are allowing peace to come. Everyone should know that when you have peace, you have better communication. Then the family will be able to gather in the living room after dinner for a nice bible study.
So just incase you may be having a bit of problems getting everyone together just remember, raising your kids a certain way that pleases the Lord will bring a bountiful harvest. It says so here:
Proverbs 22:6 ESV(English Standard Version)
Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.
In the book of Job, we see that Job has lost his children in the first chapter and even though he should have been devastated and should have cursed God for his children's sudden death, he doesn't. Instead he praises God, for even though tragedy struck, our Father remained ever so faithful.
When we come to God with a problem or even just to talk to Him, we are completely exposed to Him. He wants to spiritually expose ourselves to Him so that way He can take our sorrow and make it into something we can share with other people.
God is faithful, and even if it may not seem like what God is doing is good, know that the outcome will be good. For He is good and He won't let you down, just like He never let Job go.
JOB 1:20 "Naked I came from my mother's womb and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away,
May the name of the Lord be praised." ~ ✝️ ~
When you hear the word family, what comes to mind? A brother? A sister? Maybe it is your parents or grandparents? It is all of that, and then some. I am here to talk about the other part of family. The part that no one really talks about. Family you see on the streets the family that is on the corner asking for help. What do you do? do you help? Do you just drive by? Would you just pass by your grandma who is struggling to pay for rent or groceries? NO? Well the same goes for our family who we have never met until you see them on the corner or in front of a restaurant who is asking for a burger.
I went to a restaurant today to pickup food for a friend and ran in to a family member in christ. He got my attention and the first thing I thought was 'oh he needs money' but was i totally wrong. he may have had no home or anything to eat but my assumption was wrong and I realized it when all he wanted to do was talk to someone. I thought to myself, how could i be so mean to a brother in Christ? We need to take time to take to our family because you never know what they need to tell you. God could be using them to tell you some important information.
So please everybody, this holiday season please pay more attention to your family who may just want to talk. The gentleman I talked to today was just talking about life and he asked me if I could bring him a plate on thanksgiving. He was willing to wait for thanksgiving to ask me for some food. Believe me when i say this, I am definitely bringing him a big thanksgiving plate!
7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.
Happy Holidays Everyone.
Special Thanks to the gentleman who stopped me to talk. Without you, this post wouldn't have happened.
~DYLAN T MATTHEWS
Life... That is the key word in our everyday living. We have things that occurred in our past, but we choose our outcome of things. We all have the free will to choose the path we take and some people choose the hard path and some people take the elevator to the top. Regardless what route you take there is always another path. It is called God's path. God has a plan for everyone and will never relent. He is always with us even when we push him away. Even when we feel as though He is gone, He is still right beside us waiting to love and take care of our every need. Life may seem like it is always changing for you but just remember that God has a plan and He is moulding you for that plan.
FINALLY, BE STRONG IN THE LORD AND IN HIS MIGHTY POWER. PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD, SO THT YOU CAN TAKE YOUR STAND AGAINST THE devil's SCHEMES. FOR OUR STRUGGLE IS NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST THE POWER OF THIS DARK WORLD AND AGAINST THE SPIRITUAL FORCES OF EVIL IN THE HEAVENLY REALMS.
13- THEREFORE PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD, SO THAT WHEN THE DAYOF EVIL COMES, YOU MAYBE ABLE TO STAND YOUR GROUND, AND AFTER YOU HAVE DONE EVERYTHING, TO STAND. STAND FIRM THEN, WITH THE BELT OF TRUTH BUCKLED AROUND YOUR WAIST, WITH THE BREASTPLATE OF RIGHTEOUSNESS IN PLACE, AND WITH YOUR FEET FITTED WITH THE READINESS THAT COMES FROM THE GOSPEL OF PEACE. IN ADDITION TO ALL THIS, TAKE UP THE SHEILD OF FAITH, WITH WHICH YOU CAN EXTINGUISH ALL THE FLAMING ARROWS OF THE EVIL ONE. TAKE THE HELMET OF SALVATION AND THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT, WHICH IS THE WORD OF GOD.
18- AND PRAY IN THE SPIRIT ON ALL OCCASIONS WITH ALL KINDS OF PRAYERS AND REQUESTS. WITH THIS IN MIND, BE ALERT AND ALWAYS KEEP ON PRAYING FOR ALL THE LORD'S PEOPLE.
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