Sunday, January 20, 2013

PM#0524 Honor Your Fathe and Mother

Honor Your Father and Mother
Exodus 20 vs 12, Neh 1 vs 6

Recently, I have done historical research on areas my past family.

Very little of past research has been compiled about what was important to the family.   With the Lord’s leading, I went back to the home sight, and prayed over issues that I knew were not right, and also included good issues.  This followed Nehemiah's example.  

Later after that prayer, a question was asked me about my family homestead.  The Lord used that and brought new information in the form letters  and of old diaries, which Lord used to show good things about my past grandparents, to helped me to honor them.

Sometimes it takes prayer to confess issues that are not right—once those issues removed, the Lord can then share with us good things, that help us honor our past grandparents.

Consider this prayer:  Father, I acknowledge my sins and the sins of my fathers and turn to you.  In Jesus’s Name, Amen.

Take a minute and listen to the Prayer Minute that is attached.

Consider the action this Prayer Minute has shared, and the results after that action.  Then take a look at what Nehemiah did.  Could he have moved forward without that prayer?  In that prayer he confessed his sins and the sins of his fathers.  Was that a turning point?

Do you face a problem of always seeing bad things in your family?  Would the action of confessing sins make a difference?

Maybe you have personally confessed your sins and those of your fathers.  What was the result afterwards?  Perhaps by sharing your experience, it may help someone else.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

PM#0523 Complaints? -- Not Understood?

Complaints? –Not Understood?

When you have a complaint, there is usually a cause. 

When you are not understood, it triggers something in you that the action by the other person is not right.  It may be that you were ignored, or the other person does not understand the need you have.   What is happening is causing a hurt to you. 

What should we do?  First you should exam the reasons behind the hurt.  An old Indian saying was: ‘Do not criticize another, until you have walked in their moccasins.’  As you examine those hurts, give them to the Lord.   The Lord knows how to guide you through His word.  It may be that you need to go to the other person, or it may be that the Lord wants you to focus on Him. 

Consider asking God’s help with a prayer like this:  Father, there is a hurt in my heart that needs your help.  Thank you for helping.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen.  

All of us have complaints, and sometime we are not understood?
Listen to the Attached Video, then consider the following reflection questions:
How many times do we try to resolve things on our own?
Are there times where we have been hurt?  -- and our focus was not correct?
Consider helping others by sharing what the Lord did to help you resolve a complaint--scripturally.