Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Loving Our Families and Growing Amidst Conflict

Good Morning Saints,
Today, my heart is stuck on families--our kids, husbands and wives. Many of us have families and can attest to the joys, heartaches, conflict and love that goes into keeping our families intact. When people are involved, there will be conflict, no matter how much we try to avoid it. You see, I like to smooth things over and avoid conflict. Now, sometimes, that is the right thing to do. But, at other times, conflict and disagreement are necessary in order to get to the bottom of the situation and allow feelings to be placed upon the table for all to see. This includes the feelings of your children, also. They count, too! Conflict and disagreement can lead to new understandings of each other, or it can lead to isolation and loneliness. Make sure you are "prayed-up" and ask for God's direction when handling your families. When you are "covered" by the Lord, all he** can break loose, but you and yours will stay intact. You will experience peace in the face of conflict and find joy in the "new eyes" through which you see your family. People grow and change, which is something we must accept and welcome. After all, you can not grow without changing and wearing new lenses through which you see yourself and others. So, families, I challenge you to let go of old hurts, welcome change and growth, move forward in your quest to love each other, and strive to see each other like our Heavenly Father sees us--with love in His eyes and heart. May you and yours be blessed, today and for many tomorrows. Blessings!

Scripture for the Day
Matthew 6:33-34
But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

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