Before giving up and walking away from a relationship, give God the opportunity to employ the wisdom of His Word in handling conflict.
Focus on Jesus. When you focus on Jesus to meet your deepest needs, it takes the pressure off the relationship with your spouse or others.
Is your heart opened or closed? It most likely depends on the relationship, doesn’t it? We can have an open heart toward one person while closing off our hearts to another. Marriage and family illustrate this concept well. A wife or husband may be totally open to a son or daughter while closing their heart to their mate.
God’s love is unlike the love that the world offers. When Paul described love as the most excellent way, he gave us specific characteristics of God’s love that sets it apart from any other love we have known. Each characteristic is an attribute of God Himself, for God is love.
What is the most excellent way to live life? The New Living Translation describes it as “a way of life that is best of all.” Many are settling for the good life. But why settle for a good life, or even a better life, if you can have the best life of all?
I have a list of Biblical heroes, great men and women of God that were used mightily to change history, save nations, and live courageously. We could all name off a list of great heroes like Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David, Esther, Peter, Paul and Mary – just to mention a few! Among these giants of the faith, I’m particularly impressed with a married couple, Aquila and Priscilla.
Through the years, it has been one of my greatest honors to baptize entire families at our Super Summer Baptism Celebrations. It’s not uncommon to see three and four generations of one family in the water all being baptized together! I can’t think of anything better than to see families restored by the grace of God! This was the case for the Philippian jailer that asked his prisoners, Paul and Silas, how to be saved in Acts 16.
The current of our culture has sent the honor of marriage adrift. Either so disappointed by failed marriages, broken promises or abandonment, a generation has lost hope in the ideal of marriage or simply left commitment at the altar. How do we restore honor in marriage, regarding it as something of great value, esteemed worthy and precious, an intimacy that is actually attainable with the help of God?
Authentic love celebrates God and serves others! For 25 years, that has been the purpose of Woodlands Church. It’s why we exist, to help people experience rather than man’s creation of religion so they can grow strong in Christ and take the Christ experience to the world! We accomplish that mission in love!
You were designed by God to function best in community. Even before sin ever entered the garden, God, the Creator, said something wasn’t good about His perfect creation. As He looked at all He created and said was good, He noticed something missing. Even though Adam had fellowship with God, he needed someone to do life with on his level.