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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:)





TAGS: Relating Better, Poem On Life, Why Do We Offend?




2 Comments to Understanding Family Members and Friends:

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anonymous on Monday, 27 August 2018 9:39 PM
Good!
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Janetta May on Monday, 10 September 2018 11:54 PM
Yes indeed, this made a lot of sense to me. I liked the poetic verses in this post, I find this to be very inspiring and helpful....and yes, you are directing us to Jesus with your discovery, not the world. I'm looking forward to reading your next poetic post. Thank you!
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