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Video MR 2.1: Divorce, Truth & Love

Video part 2.1 of the Marriage & Relationship series is the first part of the first recorded discussion. Though we don’t get into discussing the focus couples during this portion, a question about divorce leads to a mini sermon on love after truth is alleged to be the greater relationship building block. Take a listen. Share your thoughts in the comments.

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Bless Your Life

For there are three that bear witness in heaven: the Father, the Word, and the Holy Spirit; and these three are one. And there are three that bear witness on earth:the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one.If we receive the witness of men, the witness of God is greater; for this is the witness of God which He has testified of His Son. He who believes in the Son of God has the witness in himself…  ~ 1 John 5:7-10

The blood of Jesus Christ always speaks as the first witness for Believers. You are your second witness. Speak as a witness to your life. Stay in agreement with the Word.

You’ve already been blessed, so very blessed. Walk in your blessings!

“I swear by myself, declares the LORD, that because you have done this and have not withheld your son, your only son, I will surely bless you and make your descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will take possession of the cities of their enemies, and through your offspring all nations on earth will be blessed, because you have obeyed me.”  ~ Genesis 22:16-18

Rejection moves you forward.

So many people are afraid of failure and rejection. I’m not. I don’t actively look for it, but I do actively learn from it. Sometimes pursuing what you want is the best way to find out it’s not what you need. I don’t say that because I didn’t get what I wanted but because my pursuits were rejected I had less distraction to my focus on the things of God. Through the failures and rejections I experienced I have been reminded to subject my will to the will of the Father. To ask Him to renew my heart, mind and spirit. I am reminded to seek only His will for my life and to further rebuke my flesh. Yes, when the disappointments come I chase harder after my Father.

So many people, yes, even Christians, are looking for an easy life. I hear so often, “When my life is in order… when I achieve this or that, then I’ll start living… then I’ll do this or that…” Hogwash! Today is the day to count on! You have everything you need to do what you need to get done (2Peter 1:3). Your life is now. This moment. Honor your Creator by choosing to live and work for Him today. When you obey His word and live according to His will, He will grant you all the desires of your heart (Psalm 37:5-6).

Don’t miss this! As God is your witness, what you speak and desire for your life will come to pass when you seek the Kingdom of God FIRST (Matthew 6:33). Your labor in His fields will reap a harvest you won’t be able to contain (Luke 6:38)! That’s a direct promise, not implied!

Believing that, knowing that, gives me the grace to handle earthly disappointments, failures and rejections. They are only part of my human experience – they test my faith and build my character. My Heavenly Father created a way for me to stand and bear them all even as I enjoy the day He has made for me (1 Corinthians 10:13).