MONDAY 22ND AUG.,2016
TOPIC: STAYING WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE LEAVING (1)
TEXT: MARK 10:9 “therefore what God has joined together, let not man separate….”
Not every relationship can be saved. When physical, mental or emotional abuse threatens your child’s safety, or your own, you may be forced to leave. However, failing to do so could lead to tragedy in some cases, but where a workable resolution can be found, a troubled relationship can become a source of shared joy and fulfillment. Here are some positive keys to make staying worthwhile: Adopt God’s perspective on sin—yours and your spouse’s, One of the major challenge is the way we classify sin—especially our spouse’s. You’re understandably overwrought and anxious because they’re incorrigible and selfish. They’re the willful sinner—you’re the offended saint. They need a major overhaul, and you’re responsible to see they get it. Things like being critical, nagging and controlling seem like small things compared to a spouse who swears, drinks and visits porn sites etc. From God’s perspective, sin is sin—yours and theirs! It’s all harmful to relationships. Stop ‘classifying’ sin and try to discover the relationship-transforming power of handling the situation the way Jesus taught. ‘How can you say to your brother, “Let me take the speck out of your eye,” when all the time there is a plank in your eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye and you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brothers eye’ (Matthew 7:4-5 NIV).
You’ll be amazed at how God Will cause your spouse to acknowledge and deal with ‘their’ problem when you stay honest and deal with ‘yours’ Read (Matt: 5:46-48) Love does seek her own.
MEDITATION: 1 Cor 13:5; 7
STUDY THE BIBLE
JN 5:19-47; 1 CHR 20:1; ZEC 8