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Day 213: Love fights fair

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Day 213: Love fights fair

 

If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.—Mark 3:25

 

TODAY’S DARE Talk with your spouse about establishing healthy rules of engagement. If your mate is not ready for this, then write out your own personal rules to “fight” by. Resolve to abide by them when the next disagreement occurs. If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand.

 

----This is the number one goal for me at this point: to be a safe place for MB, for her to be able to feel like she can talk with me more than things just related to “business.” The whole underlying goal in being a safe place is getting MB to open up to me and to talk to me. If anything will work, this will work.  If I am not a safe place, and if every communication that happens with MB is a fight or an opportunity I use to tell her how terrible she is for doing what she is doing, then I am simply burning the only bridge I have for her to walk back across to me.  LOVE does fight fair…I will continue to be the light. 

 

“1 I’m hurting, Lord—will you forget me forever? How much longer, Lord? Will you look the other way when I’m in need? 2 How much longer must I cling to this constant grief? I’ve endured this shaking of my soul. So how much longer will my enemy have the upper hand? It’s been long enough! 3 Take a good look at me, God, and answer me! Breathe your life into my spirit. Bring light to my eyes in this pitch-black darkness or I will sleep the sleep of death. 4 Don’t let my enemy proclaim, “I’ve prevailed over him.” For all my adversaries will celebrate when I fall. 5 Lord, I have always trusted in your kindness, so answer me. I will yet celebrate with passion and joy when your salvation lifts me up. 6 I will sing my song of joy to you, the Most High, for in all of this you have strengthened my soul. My enemies say that I have no Savior, but I know that I have one in you!” (Psalms 13:1-6)

 

Came across the above scripture early this morning…Wow, how easily I forget about this scripture when in the storm and when I am pleading just like King David did “have you forgotten me God?” The reality is, the storm and the enemy’s distractions will take you away from the truths and promises of God. The truth is, God doesn’t lie and his word is the same yesterday and today and tomorrow. God’s word says I haven’t forgotten YOU.  Thank you Father God for this word, it gives me so much hope.  Thank you for how much God has blessed me! This one too:

 

“11 But we long to see you passionately advance until the end and you find your hope fulfilled. 12 So don’t allow your hearts to grow dull or lose your enthusiasm, but follow the example of those who fully received what God has promised because of their strong faith and patient endurance.” (Hebrews 6:11-12)

 

I am thankful to our God for: our amazing church and Pastor Joel who stopped by my house after church to drop off some grocery gift cards to help out during the shutdown (amazing!!); meeting with my missions team today; and finishing the final Alaska family video.

  • Thanks for this. Although my situation feels irretrievably broken I know that God can do anything. I'm definitely not a safe place for Amber and I never have been. I've spent two years telling her she is wrong. I don't know how to change that but I'm certainly going to try.

    Great to see the church is assisting you.

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