Friday, February 23, 2018

"For he alone is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation," Ephesians 2:14  NKJV

Do you remember on Wednesday I said that the enemy will strike when we are weak, and we least expect it? The next day I got a call from a family member who was cleaning out their condo. Then this person asked if I wanted all of my children's pictures from babyhood that we gave to them as a gift.

My first reaction was,"You don't want my children's pictures?" Their answer, "I'm cleaning out my condo for resale and I'm getting rid of things."I told said person to send them to me, even though I have pictures coming out of the windows.

Yesterday before any of this happened, I saw this tag on my husband's shirt. The "Wrinkle resistant" caught my attention. I said to God, "That's what I want to be, wrinkle resistant."When I got this phone call, I knew the tag was there for my benefit. 

I am not to take offense at this family member's disconnect. They had no idea what they said was hurtful. I know that so and so isn't saved, and is not on the same page as we are. The incident was a reminder to pray for their well being in every way.

I am glad for connection, and family, as I shared this week. I don't want someone on the outside, that needs to be on the inside. Family relationships  and connections can be knotted up and entangled with many years of disunity.

Our role as God's women is to love, release and move on, unless there is harm involved. Physical or emotional harm is not to be tolerated especially from a spouse.This member is out of town, and not a close relative.

Unity, peace and bonding in good healthy relationships is God's best for all of us. We include others and what choice is made by them to accept or reject is their business. I want to make sure that I am right in my heart attitude before God.

My focus is on His love. Displaying, writing and saying what He would want. It is His kindness that leads us to repentance. {Romans 2:4} If kindness leads the lost to the light, then kind is what we need to be. It is not easy, but it is worth it. Every time I remember the incident from yesterday, I give it to God. He pours His love on me, and I am healed and I can give it out!  Have a wonderful weekend.

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