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Understanding Family Members and Friends

I would like to share a few things about understanding

Family Members and Friends with a Christian Perspective

in this Stressful Day and Age when we seem to be getting more

sensitive about each-other's shortcomings than we were in years gone by.

You may find some things make a lot of sense when you

read this post like family members and friends are not

'out to upset you'......and some helpful tips.



THIS ARTICLE IS COMPRISED MOSTLY OF A 15-18 PART POEM.

THIS WILL MAKE FOR A LIGHT-HEARTED APPROACH.



Understanding Each-Other


Sometimes this takes a certain art

sometimes this is a daunting task

but with God, we can make a start.


Parents, Sons and Daughters. Brothers.

Sisters and Friends -

Often we are so different

how do we understand?


My Brother, Sister or Friend

does not see my point of view

just to be different is what they choose.

My Parent or Friend dominates a conversation

unflinching, they offer no resignation.

My kids are resistant to reason

sometimes this comes and goes in seasons.

Depends on how much something appeals

sometimes they make a big deal.

Or they think I am

so my words are like sand

slipping through their hands

Friends can be this way too

something else is what they choose.

No matter what our reason could be

they have an inability to see.

What is wise has no appeal to them

so hesitant, their ears they won't lend.

People can be proud

and their words stout

When there's something they don't like

we can go for a hike.


What started all this contention with man

weren't we all made by our Creator's hand?

This is what I think, believe it or not

controversial thoughts, there are lots

about the Nature of Man and God's Plans.

Please don't go to astrology for the wisdom this brings

they will complicate you with all sorts of things.

This is based on observation

we often encounter these manifestations

Family members and friends born in different months

give me more than just a hunch.

We all have certain traits good and bad

the bad ones often make us sad.

Sometimes, they're yours and sometimes they're mine

that often break out and we're out of line.

This is the wisdom I feel God showed to me

that makes sense of these realities.


He made the Good Traits - the Fall of Man, the Bad

when you realise this, you don't feel so sad.

Our Creator is so Amazing

and shows an Order in All Things.

There are 24 hours in a day

we cannot change this, try we may.

There are 4 seasons to a year

Autumn and Spring fill us with cheer.

There are 7 days to a week

this sometimes helps when feeling bleak.

(WE'LL HAVE A FRESH START)

He had an order when He made us

and He did not make us to fret and fuss.

There are 12 disciples,12 Tribes of Israel

and 12 months in a year

that much is certain, it's perfectly clear.

There seems to be 12 sets of character traits

but I do not confer or delegate

these things to the world or astrology

it only hinders, it does not make free.

Like the Garden of Eden, Truth was mixed with a Lie

this should not come as a surprise

that the Enemy hid this truth from us

there's so much fretting and so much fuss.

We sometimes seek to understand

but miss it time and time again.

With our Sisters and Brothers, our Parents and Friends

our ways for another's, we will not bend.

We all have Good Traits from God

upon this earthly sod:

BUT

Some are stubborn and not given to reason.

Some are dominant, they like to run everything.

Some keep a grudge, they'll not forgive for days or months.

Some are easily angered, their temper is quick to fly.

Some are depressing, they will get you down with gossip

that simply is not sound.

Some will blame you and make you feel blue.


So seek to understand each one

without compassion, it is no fun.

Something even astrologists miss

- their much knowledge is so mixed -

good things and bad things, you'd learn there

do not, their images wear.

Just know that each one of us have traits that offend

us as well as our family and friends.

We can leave our bad traits on the Cross

surrender them to Christ, we will not suffer loss.

(WHO WANTS TO KEEP BAD TRAITS?

For God had a plan in His mind before the Fall

this should be Good News to All.

We don't have to live in our sin-nature

the Nature of Christ can be in us greater.

We will need to grow in Him day by day

this is the best and excellent way.

Know that others don't mean to upset you

this will help you not to feel jaded and blue.

We're all affected by the Fall

the Mercy and Grace of God calls.


Do not give in like Adam and Eve

to astrology, it does deceive.

But if we will make allowance for each-other

seek to understand our sisters and brothers.

Sometimes we need to make boundaries, this helps too

seek for wisdom which one you will choose.

(WITH EACH SITUATION)

Then you'll be gentle and sometimes wise

not easily given to lies.

For we do not need to know everything in detail

and we sometimes can curtail

behavior that is not from Him

and in this way we win:

Seek to clothe yourself with Christ

(HIS NATURE IN US)

Seek to live in the Fruit of the Spirit

and follow His promptings.

Seek to prayer-read His Words

the best I have heard.

Seek to treat each-other as you wish to be treated.

Seek His Presence for Grace and Strength.

Seek to keep things simple

and your heart nimble to:

The wooings of His Spirit balanced with His Words.

The wisdom in Proverbs, great things you can learn.

The essence of Trust in Prayer our Faith depends on.

Faith and Trust go together

this world can never sever

a heart that is fixed wholly on Him

He will fill you to the brim.

Our Father is One in whom you can confide

seek to come to Him and reside.


His ways are higher than man's

He had a perfect plan of Salvation for man

He made from the first, through Jesus

who came by virgin-birth.

Prince of Peace, He brings release.

He said that life in this world would not be easy

but we can come to Him and He gives freely

of Comfort and Wisdom to all His children.


Look to Him, you will not be disappointed

He is the chosen anointed.

(HE HAS THE POWER TO MAKE US FREE)

He said "Follow Me and you will be Free"


I HOPE THIS POEM HELPS TO BRING PEACE IN YOUR HEART AND RELATIONSHIPS.

SO TRUE, THE WORDS OF JESUS__ THERE'S SO MUCH UNREST IN THIS WORLD

JUST LIKE HE SAID THERE WOULD BE, DO WE NEED MORE IN OUR FAMILY

AND FRIENDSHIPS? I THINK NOT.



PLEASE NOTE: THE ABOVE IS NOT MEANT TO BE A TEACHING, BUT

SOME THOUGHTS BASED ON OBSERVATION AND CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE.

TAKE CARE AND BE WISE IF YOU SHARE IT, BETTER IF YOUR FRIENDS READ.


A small amount may be controversial, depending on how you read/take it.

I can assure you that I wish always to direct you to The Lord

and Scripture. You have seen a caution to be careful when it comes

to getting help from the world when we can seek God instead.


New Post coming soon with a Poem called:

Comparing Our Shortcomings


It has touches of humor and makes for light reading


it should lighten many of my readers up

and give them a sense of hope and optimism:)






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