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Archive for December 5th, 2017

My Daily Devotion – MY Quiet Time With God

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 5, 2017

UNDERSTANDING THE LAW OF LOVE See the source image

Today’s Reading: Romans 14: 14-23 . . . .

“I know and am convinced by the Lord Jesus that there is nothing unclean of itself; but to him who considers anything to be unclean, to him it is unclean. Yet if your brother is grieved because of your food, you are no longer walking in love. Do not destroy with your food the one for whom Christ died. Therefore do not let your good be spoken of as evil; for the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. Therefore let us pursue the things which make for peace and the things by which one may edify another. Do not destroy the work of God for the sake of food. All things indeed are pure, but it is evil for the man who eats with offense. It is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Do you have faith? Have it to yourself before God. Happy is he who does not condemn himself in what he approves. But he who doubts is condemned if he eats, because he does not eat from faith; for whatever is not from faith is sin.” 

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Regaining Trust While in Recovery

Posted by Men of Redemption on December 5, 2017

Marriage Counseling Adds to Rebuilding Trust  

While we are in recovery guys, whether we want to or not, if we’re serious about rebuilding trust in our marriages we ought to consider marriage counseling at some point. Yes, we’ve started our recovery, everything’s in place and we feel good about our progress and the direction we’re going and now we are adding something else! Yes sir! When we start to settle for where we are in recovery that’s when the enemy comes in and rests with us to bring discord and division  when we least expect it because we think we’ve arrived. We have to stay pro-active in all of our efforts guys and never, I mean never settle for where we are! Jackie and I continue to utilize counseling assistance whenever we can as “tune-ups” for our marriage because we know where we are and where we came from. I personally don’t want to go back there into that horrible season of my life and marriage ever again! I’ve learned to continuously seek after help and assistance to keep the fire burning. These efforts give Jackie assurance I me that I want our marriage and I’m serious about rebuilding our marriage with renewed trust, not what we had before. Along this journey of marriage counseling it has rebuilt a desire to use wisdom and understanding to greater levels of spiritual maturity in myself where Jackie saw growth in me and began to trust me a little more as I pursued those efforts which gave her peace, comfort and security.

Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish.”  –  Ephesians 5:25-27  

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