Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Friday, November 18, 2016

Holiday Confrontations

Should you say what is on your mind over turkey?  Maybe you should wait when the kids are playing outside?  Should you sit with that busybody relative and give her a piece of her mind since you don't know if you will ever see her again?  Should you tell a friend where to go after all the stuff she has put you through?  These issues and more are what many are facing during those long-awaited family celebrations. 

Before visiting with family, spend some time in prayer and if need be participate in a spiritual fast before the feasting.  Tell God what you want to come out of your visit with the relatives and most of all ask him for protection (Psalm 91).  If you need to talk, find a spot away from listening ears and share.  Be slow to anger.  If you need to let go of someone, let this be the last time you see him or her and wish that person well.  If you need to be at peace, provide a gift and a card to someone you offended.  But whatever you do, do it for the glory of God! 

Remember God isn't like man and he isn't concerned about best places and times to do things, but he is one of order so if you listen and obey God in every situation, you can't go wrong!  All things work together for good to them that love God to them who are called according to his purpose (Romans 8:28).  Check out these scriptures, see here: confrontation. 

Open up your Bible read some verses about conduct, communication, and fools.  In the book of John we see how Jesus' words apply to our modern living.  There are plenty of scriptures, so start in the Book of Proverbs and be wise in all that you do!

Blessings to you and yours this holiday season!

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