March 5, 2014

Is the Integrity of Your Moral Fiber Being Tested?

Conflict, relationships and our own space within the fabric of human relationships is not easy to fully comprehend; nor is our behavior or choices we must make. When we attempt to resolve conflict, resolution is only possible as far as it depends on the least peaceable element. For this reason, God tenderly asks us to remember.....As much as it depends on YOU, be at peace; then entreats us to walk away from those who are not willing to receive your peace. 

In Luke 17:1-3 Jesus was counseling the disciples regarding human relations:

"It is inevitable that stumbling blocks should come.......but WOE TO HIM WHO THROUGH WHOM THEY COME!" "It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should CAUSE one of these little ones to stumble"  Be on your guard!! If your brother sins REBUKE HIM; if he .......REPENTS.....forgive him..

We do not always remember this verse clearly. Sometimes others emotions can persuade us to sooth them instead of driving them toward the Lord God. Sometimes we are too selfish desiring them to be reconciled with us so WE feel comfortable...... But to repent means to turn away from the behavior which does  not align with God and to actually change the thoughts you have to His and allow them to take root so you will take those actions moving forward. This is how He transforms us into Peacemakers.

So when life circumstances begin to pull at the moral fibers and test every fiber of your integrity, do not will not unravel.  The truth is our moral fiber is woven together in the Holy Spirit and God will not allow this thread to disappoint. Knowing what God stated about the one who causes your fiber to be pulled till you think it would snap, but for the grace of God......shouldn't we cast our cares and fears upon Him and pray for the person before they take a serious plunge?We have covered these points in the past, but today....I needed this review! So I felt as though someone else might want a reminder as well:

First Point:We are a thread which God is desiring to use to darn wholes in a very bad weave job.  He has a magnificent "coverlet of love" which has been misused, worn out and is not blanketing those who desperately need His swaddling. 

Second Point:Darning defined by Meridian Dictionary as: to mend with interlacing stitches.  The Free Dictionary stated it is to mend ( a garment, for example) by weaving thread or yarn across a gap or hole.

Third Point: In order for a fabric to have integrity the weaves have to be perfectly laid out and pulled.  Also the fiber of each thread must have integrity.  Integrity is defined as: the quality or state of being complete or undivided.  Knowing this helps us understand this verse:

Ecc. 4:12 And if one can overpower him who is alone, two can resist him. A cord of three strands is not quickly torn apart.My love to each of you.  May you feel me tuck each one of you in under His mighty blanket of love; and hear the sweet song of His heart as you drift of to sleep tonight.


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