Daily Devotions

Relationships (2)

January 07, 2017

“Then the Lord God made a woman…and he brought her to the man.”
Ge 2:22 NIV

Adam lived in a perfect neighborhood and had a perfect job—one God gave him. It doesn’t get much better than that. Nevertheless he was lonely; something was missing from his life. The Bible says, “But for Adam no suitable helper was found. So the Lord God…made a woman” (vv. 20-22 NIV). God recognized Adam’s need for companionship and He met that need. However, this is where some of us acting on loneliness, frustration, or bad advice, rush ahead of God. There’s a reason one of the nine gifts of the Spirit listed in the Bible is “the ability to distinguish between spirits” (See 1Co 12:10). When someone comes into your life they don’t just bring their looks, talents, and financial assets; they also bring their spirit. If you’ve ever been around someone with a controlling spirit, a vindictive spirit, a resentful spirit, or a negative spirit, you know why this particular gift is so important. So make yourself a hard jury, one that’s not easily convinced, one that requires concrete evidence before reaching a verdict. And remember that it’s better to lengthen the deliberation process and ensure the decision you make is right, than to reach a hasty conclusion and end up with a broken heart. You may not feel wise and experienced when it comes to making such decisions, but hear this: It’s not how much you know that arms you with the tools of great decision making, but how much you ask. The first person to ask is God, and the time to do it is before, not after you get into a relationship.

 

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account_circle Chris

The Holy spirit is alive, i was miraculously led back to this devotion on day 5 of this fast as I am seeking God to focus my life , body , mind and spirit back to him. I have been struggling with what i refer to as an emotional attachment that has consumed me. As i have been crying out i have been seeking the word as I need to break the bondage of this relationship and not have hate in my heart or feel hurt. I love this child , yes a child, but the spirits she brings in my life cannot be right as I feel consumed . I also need to pray as I see a budding narcissist and something is wrong when anything or anyone begins to replace The Holy Spirit or your husband in your life I dont see clearly yet but i am believing God to show me the purpose of this relationship and to grant a breakthrough that ends with Love NOT hate. I will be victorious.

account_circle Precious Mwale

But what can one do if she finds herself in a difficult situation in a relationship which she did not consult God first?

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This message is a good thing to remember before making a decision to date someone. Often times we see their real character but we overlook certain things in hope they will change.