Category Archives: Personal Relationship with God

Can Brokenness Be Healed?

We all want to be tough. Sometimes when we look tough on the outside, others can see the brokenness inside. As our kids grow, they want to be independent. They act tough because they want their parents and peers to think they can handle life on their own. God did not create us to handle life on our own. He created us to need Him and others. We try to protect our kids. We wish we could bandage the brokenness they have like we use to bandage a scraped knee but as they get older, the wounds get so much deeper. We need a God, a heavenly parent to heal our wounds and to allow Him to heal the wounds of our children.

Read from a teen’s perspective.

Love and Respect Go Hand in Hand

A husband is to love his wife and a wife is to respect her husband. This is not hard when both are being obedient to God’s guidance but when one is not doing their part, it makes it more difficult for the other to do their part. This can cause a cycle that continues and can cause a distance between a couple. Satan is happy when this happens because a house divided cannot stand and he is all about destroying marriages and families.

Communication can be the best solution to understanding each other and fulfilling each other’s needs. This can be difficult at times with hectic schedules and most do not liking confrontation but the more you participate, the easier it becomes. Communication can cause a cycle that will glorify God and make the relationship better. It will cause love and respect to be given over and over and the cycle creates a positive effect instead of a negative effect.

If you are in a relationship that you feel you are giving all the time and not receiving, it can be difficult but keep doing what you should. Seek God for your fulfillment and He will be faithful to work things out.

Even in a relationship that is going well, there is still a need for God in each life because there are things that only God can satisfy. Putting a burden on your spouse to fulfill a need that only God can fulfill will also keep you at a distance. Try to keep everything in perspective. We must examine our self before we approach the other.

We can’t solve each other’s problems but, when you seek God together, He gives solutions that work. We can do better individually by seeking God individually. We also do better in a relationship when we seek God within that relationship. God has blessings that only come because both are seeking together.

May God Bless Your Marriage!

What Happens When We Stumble?

There are times in our walk with Christ that we may fail, stumble, and fall flat out on our face. We are not perfect and we will make mistakes. God won’t leave us to recover on our own or make us get up on our own. We will have a choice in our fall. We can choose to give up and walk away. That will be our choice and also the wrong choice because God does not give up and He does not give up on us. We can also make the right choice to allow God to help us back to our feet, brush off the dirt and try again. If that is our choice then changes need to be made and we must follow where God leads us.

If we fail, God will help us back up. It may take a while to become stable again. If we just say, “sorry” and things are all better, we may fall over the same road block again and again. Sometimes we may follow this path. Sometimes we must go through the consequences and the suffering that God knows will bring us to the point of being able to walk past the road block the next time it is in our path. This can be tough but it may bring about the best results because who wants to keep falling over the same obstacle. God’s timing may be a long stretch but His timing is always right.

Others watching, may want to ease the pain of those going through the suffering. This is usually human nature especially when it is someone that is close to us. We must be careful not to do more than what God would want us to do. The person may need support and encouragement but giving is not always what God calls us to do. Take time and pray and ask God what He wants you to do. Our impulse is not always the right choice just as their impulse was probably what caused the fall. We don’t want to be a stumbling block that causes them to fall short of what God has for them.