Category Archives: Family

From Victory

Col.2: 13 You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. 14 He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross.”

If you are a genuine Christian, it would not be long before the enemy attacks you. The reality is, the enemy is going to come at you whether you like it or not. Read the rest of this entry

Stop Lying!

Ex.20:16 “You must not testify falsely against your neighbour.”

 

The ninth commandment introduces us to the struggle with truth. One of the deepest relationship struggles is forgiving someone who has lied to you. Have you noticed?

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The Dorcas Way

Acts 9:39 “So Peter returned with them… they took him to the upstairs room… filled with widows who were weeping and showing him the coats and other clothes Dorcas had made for them. 40 …then he knelt and prayed… 41 …then he …presented her to them alive.”

 

Are you a contributor or are you a taker? If anything happens to you [God forbid], will the people you do life with miss you? Will anybody cry because of you?

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Phase I

Ex.20:12 “Honour your father and mother. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the Lord your God is giving you.”

 

Honour your father and mother means give way to their person and have regard for them. I have come to discover that this translates to different things in different phases of life.

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Lead-A-Sheep!

Prov. 22:6 (MSG) “Point your kids in the right direction—when they’re old they won’t be lost.”

Your first experience of a person of authority shapes your reaction to other authorities. Our parents are the first authority figures in our lives. Our experiences with our parents shape our experiences with God and with authority to a very large extent.

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Better Off

Eccl.4.9 Two people are better off than one, for they can help each other succeed. 10 If one person falls, the other can reach out and help. But someone who falls alone is in real trouble.”

 

Yesterday, we established that the concept of “Work-Family Balance” is a myth. Instead, seek “Work-Family Integration” because with integration, equilibrium is attainable and balance is possible. When you have work family integration, your spouse stops competing with your work life and starts collaborating with you and with your work. Read the rest of this entry

Myth Buster

Eph.4:16 “He makes the whole body fit together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love.” [emphasis added]

 

The myth that a lot of us have is, we are trying to create a balance and it is often tagged “Work-Family Balance.” Are you familiar with this? Just like the graphical illustration, you have work life and family life putting pressure on both sides of the scale with a fulcrum at the middle. Read the rest of this entry

In Christ Alone

Josh 23: 11 So be very careful to love the Lord your God.”

 

The truth is that you will never find a job in which you will be one hundred percent fulfilled. Why? For the simple reason that God never intended for you to be one hundred percent fulfilled at work. Shocking, right? Read the rest of this entry

Special Ability VI

Acts 2:42 “… They took part in the fellowship, and sharing in fellowship meals and in praying together” [TEV, with emphasis]

 

If you want God’s blessings in your life, you must be committed to loving other Christians deeply. Acts 2:42they were like family to each other” [CEV, with emphasis]. Read the rest of this entry

DNA

Acts 1:14 “They all met together and were constantly united in prayer” [with emphasis]

 

The Church is so significant. In fact, the church is one institution that will last forever. No government will last forever, no institution will last forever, but the church will last forever. Read the rest of this entry