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FEELING DESERTED


FEELING DESERTED

  
     You will find yourself most vulnerable to the predatory influences of man and Satan when you are abandoned by the most trusted people in your life, especially when it's someone you have had an  intimate relationship with. If you have been sexually active with someone in a relationship then that takes it into another realm altogether, we must also add jealousy along with feeling lonely. You will know who your friends are when you fail or stumble before them. When king David fell and failed in his duty, he was abandoned by family and friends and felt the bitter sting of feeling alone and desperate.   David was thus, seduced to one of the most dangerous state of mind to be in... he sought to defend himself. 

     The Sermon on the Mount in essence, demands that we follow Jesus, void of seeking vengeance or justice for ourselves.   Actually, when we seek vengeance for ourselves, we are reflecting a devotion to one's self.  The state of abandonment is undoubtedly the most vulnerable and humiliating experiences that has no pain equal to it. 

     When we seek the exercise of vengeance, we will find ourselves in the bottomless pit of self-pity, and self-pity clouds and distorts the facts. Always complaining and never content. Yet, worse... portraying a pretentious devotion while remaining reserved from trusting God with a willing heart.

    I know I can speak for myself when I say this," That I've actually felt like God has also turned his back on me". But let me share with you something I came across the last time I was in this type of situation.

    God says, 'the reason some people have turned against you and walked away from you without reason, has nothing to do with you. It is because I have removed them from your life because they cannot go where I am taking you next. They will only hinder you

 

    The wise and noble act towards those who abandoned you in your darkest hour is to forgive them and yourself.  God can and will use your failure to draw you to Himself.  He will never turn His back on you. {Joshua1:5,Jerimiah 29:11, Hebrews13:3-6}. God is able and willing to preserve you while in your deepest humiliation before your disparagement. Knowing the fact that Jesus Christ is our Shepherd;   will keep us from over-reacting to over-whelming pressure in a superficial way. The world's answer to pain, pressure and suffering is to look for someone to blame, develop a deep desire to escape, deny the problem, or fall into depression. These are not habits we can afford to live with. Outlandish odds will rise up against you.

    This is your opportunity to grow in your awareness of God's presence and the reliability of His promises. Make no mistake about it, God makes no mistakes. He knows what he is doing for you. Jesus Is a gracious friend. Trust Him with all your heart.

 

                                                                                                                                                  Rev William A Tyler Sr

  

The ABCs of a Healthy Relationship


The ABCs of a Healthy Relationship.

 

     To begin this study we must first understand what a relationship actually is. In a person's life, with everyone they meet, there is some form of a relationship. There are working relationships, friendly relationships, and romantic relationships. Each relationship consists of different environments. The ABCs of a healthy relationship will apply to all realms of relationships, but the basic fundamentals of the ABCs that we will deal with today will basically be focused on a romantic relationship.
     First we must understand and contemplate on why we need or want a relationship. So let's go back to the very beginning when God created Adam. No one knows and it is not specifically documented in Scripture on how long Adam was alive before Eve was created. Adam had a relationship with the animals, it is well documented in Scripture that he was capable of communicating with the animals. Adam was also able to speak to God directly and not through  a mediator So why did Adam become discontent, after all he was created in the image of God, but let us ask ourselves why did God create mankind in the first place? Man was created in his image so that God may have a relationship and fellowship with mankind. {Ephesians 1: 3-15.
    The first thing to remember is that a relationship without Jesus Christ as the cornerstone will never be built on a solid foundation. It will simply be built on a bed of sand. {Matthew 7:24-28. So let us begin our study with the letter A. the letter A is the first letter which begins the American Alphabet. The letter A in this study is going to represent the word "Admiration". Admiration is the second stone and when I mention a stone this is a rock solid foundation of a healthy and nurturing relationship. The word" Admiration" in simple terms means to have respect, have high esteem, have great appreciation, to hold someone in high regard.
    Next we will move on to the B. This is the second letter of the American alphabet but it will be the third stone in the rock foundation. The B will represent the word" Bestow" which means to present something, especially something of value. What may a person present into a relationship that is something of value. But let's make sure we understand that we are not talking about something of monetary value. We are talking about something that is even more valuable and desirable than monetary. Such things are nurturing ,teaching, loving, caressing, and understanding. Now this may sound a little bit like a relationship with the child but let us remember this, inside every grown man is a little boy and inside every woman is a little girl.
   Pampering ,nurturing and the expression of love are the very essence of bestow.
    The next letter in the alphabet and a healthy relationship is the letter C. The lector C represents a very critical aspect of a healthy relationship. There are four venues represented here. Christ as the head of the relationship, Commitment as the pledge to remain loyal. Communication which is a meaningful exchange of thoughts emotions and feelings. Communication can only be achieved when there is a connection between individuals. Communication can be exhibited by body language, eye movement and verbalization. One thing must be remembered in the area of communication. When there is communication going on, the fear of condemnation and judgment must be totally eliminated. Next under the C, comes the word Compromise which means in its trouble-free form is an agreement , understanding , settlement , terms , deal , [more]
trade-off , bargain , middle ground  happy medium , balance , give and takeconcession . It seems like there are lot of definitions of the word compromise, but they are all essential to a healthy and meaningful relationship. Communication is one of the hardest areas in a relationship when you have two individuals involved.
I hope this study may help you in your present or in a future relationship. If any of these areas have become stagnant I encourage you to seek counseling. Spend time in prayer as I know when it comes to relationships sometimes the things we try are useless but by the leading and guidance of the Holy Spirit things can be resolved.

 

 

                        Rev William A Tyler Sr

                             B.A. Min., B.A.Ch Adm., MA.Th.

 

 

 

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