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Before I became a Christian I was a bad girl, my parents bickered constantly and to a sensitive girl their behaviour made me angry, striving hard to be as difficult as I could I became openly contemptuous of people. Although I didn’t realize it at the time I vowed I would be different, so pride in my own goodness and righteous began to grow.
The parents eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’?
3“As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. 4For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child—both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.
Now in the Bible, Ezekiel 18 , God speaks all about wicked fathers and sons and good fathers and sons. If a child sees the bad behaviour of his/her parents and decides not to follow their example, it will go well with that child….he/she will live and not die, and the Lord will bless that righteous one. This is encouraging, because in another place the Bible tells us that the sins of the fathers will go down the generations to the 3rd or 4th. And we also know from science today that our genes are certainly passed down from generation to generation. Again scientific research today reveals that we can change our neural pathways, our brains can literally be rewired, our thinking can be completely transformed.
In fact Jesus said the exact same thing, he said; ‘You must be born again’ and be transformed by the renewing of your minds. Never mind how long ago the Bible was written science is bearing witness to the truth of its wisdom today
In 1970 I married, he too had come from a dysfunctional family situation and had also ‘vowed’ not to commit the sins of his father. So there we were, two proud people against the world determined to be different.
But as Ezekiel 18 says God proclaimed himself to be our spiritual father; he disciplined us both severely, broke our hearts and smashed our pride to smithereens…….To be continued
Read the whole story in my book ‘Angel in the Pepper’….memoirs of a messy marriage.
Feel a real connection with what crystal has written God always meets U.S. At our point of deepest need.
So, this past week, I was on my way to the grocery store. Bumping my gospel music from Praise 102.5 like I normally do. I love riding in the car by myself. That is definitely one of my favorite “alone times” with God. But at that moment, I became sad and my spirit grew heavy over some issues that I was personally dealing with. My spirit was so heavy at the time that I couldn’t even bring myself to pray about it. Have you ever felt like that? Had something weighing on you so heavily, that it hurt to even pray about it?
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Shaunti Feldhahn is a Christian author (one of my favorites!), speaker, and social researcher. Craig Gross is a pastor and founder of www.xxxchurch.org that has Christ-centered, biblical help for those ensnared by lust, pornography, and sex addictions.
They teamed up to help women better understand how their men think, what kinds of temptation they face, and how we as wives, girlfriends, and moms can best support the guys we love in this sexually saturated culture.
If you have not read my post from last week about preparing our hearts to read about the topic of how men think and the issues they have being “visual,” please read that before you read today’s book review. Thanks!
My prayer is that we might be in the right spiritual/emotional mindset – seeking to grow in Christ and to honor Him and to have empathy, compassion, and understanding toward our men – as we…
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Yes! There absolutely is!!!
I spent up to four hours a day praying during those first 14 years of our marriage. God wasn’t answering my prayers. Why, in my case, was He not listening to me?
If I had cherished sin in my heart,
the Lord would not have listened. Psalm 66:18
I have to choose. I can have Jesus or I can have my sin. I can’t have both!
God doesn’t make us change. He is a gentleman and doesn’t force Himself on us. He allows us to choose sin and misery if we want it. Or we can have Him, real spiritual Life, the power of His Spirit, and victory over sin. But we can’t have both sin and Jesus. We must choose one or the other. We can’t just sit around and be upset with God that He won’t change us. That choice is ours to make!
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