Friday, December 14, 2018

Don't Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle

Don't Get Your Tinsel In A Tangle

Oh, the Holidays! 
Oh, how magical and special...
O' What Fun!? Or is it..
O' What Drama. O' What Disfunction. O' What Awkwardness...

 Christmas with the extended family can be stressful, especially when the flesh is involved. If you host or show up thinking only of yourself that is a sure recipe for disaster. 

If we are offended, grumbling, complaining, keeping a record of wrongs, holding grudges, making judgements, or assuming the worst...
that is certainly proof that we took the bait of Satan and 
it's beginning to look a lot like 

The evil one is the tormenter and author of failed relationships, estrangement, wounded hearts, distrust, hurt, destruction, and
brokeness. His goal is to make the home as un-peaceful as you allow it to be.  

Our Daily Sanctification is needed for 
Peace with God and 
Peace with Others.

See clip below "What is Sanctification"

"There is one simple but all-inclusive guide the Word of God gives to regulate our walk with Jesus and make us know when sin has come in. Colossians 3:15 says, "Let the peace of God rule in your hearts." Everything that disturbs the peace of God in our hearts is sin, no matter how small it is, and no matter how little like sin it may at first appear to be." (Excerpt from the book, Calvary Road by Roy Hession)

Confess and repent for your part. Ask the Lord to bring light to the root issue and to help you to walk in the Spirit, keep your peace and release that person to God. 

I had to lay down my "weapons" and surrender before my relationship improved with my husband and my son. It started with me and they quickly responded. 
I am only responsible for my response and what's in my heart.

"For he himself is our peace, who has made us both and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven." Ephesians 2:14

"Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave room for God's wrath. For it is written: "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay, says the Lord." Romans 12:19

"And above all these put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony. And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 
And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him." 
Colossians 3:14-17

"Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a matter worthy of the gospel of Christ." Philippians 1:27

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