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Galatians 6:1-5
Help Each Other Brothers and sisters, if someone in your group does something wrong, you who are spiritual should go to that person...
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Galatians 6:1-5Help Each Other Brothers and sisters, if someone in your group does something wrong, you who are spiritual should go to that person and gently help make him right again. But be careful, because you might be tempted to sin, too. By helping each other with your troubles, you truly obey the law of Christ.  If anyone thinks he is important when he really is not, he is only fooling himself.  Each person should judge his own actions and not compare himself with others. Then he can be proud for what he himself has done.  Each person must be responsible for himself.
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) LOVE IT, LOVE IT, LOVE IT......No, but yea, but no, but WHUP WHUP hahahaha I feel like that piece of paper, will you help me up pls 21 hours 13 minutes ago
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Pete Of course I can help you!!!!! I just dont know what ive done with the scissors 4 hours 16 minutes ago
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Jerry Yes I agree very good teaching. 53 minutes ago
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Happy to have a home now that I know people are really helping me! Thank you!

Happy to have a home now that I know people are really helping me! Thank you!
lemuela I agree it is so nice to be somewhere that means something and is not just a social media site where every one is talking but not really serving... Show more 21 hours 46 minutes ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) We Love you too lemuela 21 hours 11 minutes ago
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Jerry That is the main goal here at DOT have a place that is for true believers not social media that is full of luke-warm Christians. 51 minutes ago
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The power of Praise is one of the best tools for Depression- God desires the praises of his people. Psalm 100 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the... Show more

The power of Praise is one of the best tools for Depression- God desires the praises of his people.  Psalm 100 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth. Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name For the LORD is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.
lemuela I started reading one of his books called Protection from Deception it is really good. Has helped me in knowing how to protect myself from Satan. I... Show more 21 hours 43 minutes ago
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Joanna Shannon recommended that book to me a few years ago lemuela I have read it three times. It is really good. I have notes all in it! Let me know when you... Show more 8 hours ago
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Jerry One of the greats. I am sad to say we are lacking true men of God like this today. 50 minutes ago
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Pete added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group yesterday

We do not wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12).

There is a dark force of evil behind every lethal personality disorder and...
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We do not wrestle against flesh and blood (Ephesians 6:12).There is a dark force of evil behind every lethal personality disorder and self-defensive coping mechanism. Every casualty in a relationship war has fallen prey to the one who steals, kills, and destroys.The great news is... God has far more power than Satan. The God of angel armies makes us ready for battle with His truth, salvation, faith, righteousness, peace, and the sword—the Word of God. His banner of victory flies over us. When we arm ourselves and pray, we salute His authority and partner with His plan for the family of God.What would delight our God more than for us to turn our minds away from the problems and focus on Him? He is our solution.Praising God is a powerful first line of defense. We can worship and adore Him, our wonderful counselor and supreme relationship expert.Holy God. You are full of mercy and compassion, slow to anger and full of love. No one can measure Your greatness. You open your hand to satisfy the needs of everyone.You protected Daniel in the lion’s den. You provided an ark before the flood. You create streams in deserts. No situation is too dire for You. Everything is possible because You are the Creator and Redeemer.You love imperfect people extravagantly. Your perfect love drives out fear.You are mighty to save!With faith in Jesus, Amen
Pete Amen Ayelet, What a powerful overcoming reply!!!! Bless you today my sister! yesterday
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lemuela This reminded me to keep him close keep all the negative out. Pray always no matter what is happening in your life. We are over comers! Thank you... Show more 21 hours 41 minutes ago
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Yolanda Bacchus Amen 21 hours 17 minutes ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) added a photo to Stream Photos album in Life Lessons group yesterday

𝐏𝐨𝐞𝐦 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐱-𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝟐𝟎 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐈'𝐦 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝.........

𝐀𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥.
𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬.
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𝐏𝐨𝐞𝐦 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐀𝐧 𝐄𝐱-𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭. 𝐈 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐝𝐝𝐢𝐜𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐭𝐨 𝐇𝐞𝐫𝐨𝐢𝐧 𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝟐𝟎 𝐘𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐬, 𝐛𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐈'𝐦 𝐜𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐝.........𝐀𝐭 𝐥𝐨𝐧𝐠 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐡𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐜𝐚𝐥𝐥. 𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬. 𝐇𝐨𝐰?𝐖𝐡𝐲?𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐨𝐚𝐫 -𝐎𝐟 𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐧 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐲. 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐬𝐥𝐞𝐞𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬 𝐧𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭;𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐦 𝐥𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐞𝐬. 𝐅𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐧 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐬𝐎𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐬𝐭 𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐰𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐯𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐞𝐞. 𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐢𝐭 𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐓𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐚 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐬𝐞?𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐬𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐬𝐞?𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐖𝐡𝐨 𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐝 𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐛𝐢𝐤𝐞 𝐚𝐬 𝐟𝐚𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞𝐁𝐞𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐜𝐢𝐠𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐜𝐤?𝐖𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐝𝐢𝐝 "𝐡𝐞𝐥𝐩" 𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐧 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 "𝐞𝐧𝐚𝐛𝐥𝐞"?𝐀𝐭 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐝𝐢𝐬𝐜𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐝𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐚 𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐚𝐥𝐖𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐟𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐪𝐮𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐝 𝐨𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐚 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐥𝐞. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐥𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐚 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐬𝐡 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬𝐀𝐛𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐟𝐮𝐥𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐬𝐓𝐨 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐬. 𝐋𝐢𝐞, 𝐜𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐭, 𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐀𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞. 𝐉𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐩𝐚𝐲 𝐡𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐀𝐭 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫. 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐍𝐎𝐓 𝐛𝐞 "𝐜𝐮𝐫𝐞𝐝." 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐍𝐎𝐓 "𝐠𝐨 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐲." 𝐒𝐡𝐞 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐡𝐚𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐯𝐞𝐅𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐝𝐚𝐲𝐬. 𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐢𝐝𝐖𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐥𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐧𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝?𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐝𝐞 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐟𝐚𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐢𝐜𝐞, 𝐰𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐡𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐡𝐞 𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝. 𝐖𝐨𝐮𝐥𝐝 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐦𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐬𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐠𝐓𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐧𝐨𝐰𝐬 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐭𝐨𝐨 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥?𝐓𝐡𝐞𝐧 𝐆𝐨𝐝 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐚𝐬𝐤, "𝐖𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐘𝐎𝐔𝐓𝐨 𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐨 𝐇𝐞𝐥𝐥?"𝐁𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐃𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐡'𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐨𝐫 𝐦𝐚𝐲 𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐒𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐦 𝐨𝐫 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐧𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐦𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐞 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐥𝐢𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐝𝐀𝐧𝐝 𝐩𝐞𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐢𝐬 𝐟𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧. 𝐁𝐮𝐭 𝐧𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐩 𝐨𝐟 𝐓𝐇𝐈𝐒 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝𝐏𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐝. 𝐄𝐢𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐚 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐜𝐞 𝐝𝐨𝐞𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐎𝐫 𝐢𝐬 𝐛𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐧𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐤𝐞𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐌𝐚𝐧. 𝐬𝐡𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐲 𝐫𝐮𝐬𝐡,𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐲 𝐟𝐚𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐬𝐭. 𝐓𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐥𝐝 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐞, 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐀𝐬 𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐡𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐭 - 𝐬𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐥𝐲 𝐛𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐬 - 𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐥𝐚𝐬𝐭.𝐓𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐤𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐘𝐞𝐬𝐡𝐮𝐚 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐬𝐚𝐯𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐞 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐦𝐞𝐬𝐬.
Pete Amen Yolanda, Marcia,s turned her life right round after so many years in the wilderness. She.s my right hand man-----erm? women All Glory to... Show more yesterday
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Pete Amen Hatita, I think its healthy to share one,s testimony because for 1 it encourages others, 2 Its a statement of being born again 3 It gives all... Show more yesterday
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Yolanda Bacchus Hatita Pete Thankyou so much for your encouraging words......All glory to God He truly uses me now yesterday
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I have had my fair share of these. I removed them and found out I had no friends left.

I have had my fair share of these. I removed them and found out I had no friends left. :(
Ayelet These people will pay for being two faced! We get everything back in 10 fold. yesterday
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lemuela Never feel bad or regret for being a good person and not seeing things like this. I have pulled a few arrows out myself. But in the end they are the... Show more 21 hours 40 minutes ago
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Jerry I totally agree with lemuela their loss...anyone should be honored to have you as a friend. You are more than that to us you are "FAMILY" 49 minutes ago
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Pete Amen why carry it when no-one,s looking- I surrendered what I carried at the cross.years ago!!! yesterday
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lemuela What is that famous song?

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Joanna LET IT GOOOOOOOOOO LET I GO!!!!! Hahahaha!!! 7 hours 58 minutes ago
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Especially for Pete and Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6)

Especially for @[[806:contact:Pete]] and @[[739:contact:Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6)]]
Ayelet HAHAHAHAHA!!! You two got in trooooooooooooouuuuuuuble!!!!!!!!! yesterday
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Lololololololol Ayelet!!!!! yesterday
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lemuela You guys are too funny! 21 hours 34 minutes ago
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1 Thessalonians 5:21
But test everything; hold fast what is good
Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own...
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1 Thessalonians 5:21But test everything; hold fast what is good   Proverbs 3:5-6Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths
Refael YES! So very true. We need to be OK with our selves look in the mirror and love who God made and work to serve him and only him. This is a very good... Show more 2 days ago
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Pete The weather may severely change our situation but we will stand on the solid rock of our salvation. 2 days ago
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Karmel One to print out and hang where you can see it everyday 2 days ago
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Ayelet Yes! Amen. yesterday
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Amen. - feeling blessed

Amen.
Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Rejection of people who I call goats Gabrielle Lol I'd prefer them to not be part of my life, but thankyou for my growth 2 days ago
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Pete Wow this has just given me a replay of the horrendous experience I had last year. Praise Yeshua and all that helped me through it. 2 days ago
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Karmel Yep, good advise! 2 days ago
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Restoration is God’s Work
Pride kept me from seeing these things about myself. It also kept me focused on how the “other person” needed to change so I...
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Restoration is God’s WorkPride kept me from seeing these things about myself. It also kept me focused on how the “other person” needed to change so I could be ok. With amazing grace, God revealed the truth for the purpose of restoring me to wholeness.He sent His Word and healed me and delivered me from self-destruction. (Psalm 107:20, my paraphrase)God offers healing and freedom to everyone.He is waiting to transform the lives of everyone leaking nuclear emotions and throwing verbal grenades. The controller, the abuser, and the too-easily angered are not immune to the power of God’s Word. We are promised that nothing is impossible with God (Luke 1:37, Mark 10:27). There is hope for the bully, the addict, and the one whose mind is stuck in a negative gear. The blamer, the gossiper, the arrogant, and the victim are all offered fresh doses of mercy from God each and every day.God created those who hurt us. He has a good plan for their lives. He knows the “why” behind their destructive behaviors. He knows the lies they believe about themselves. He knows what stands in the way of their wholeness. He is a Shepherd who pursues every sheep that wanders away from all He offers.Partnering with GodWe are temples of God’s Holy Spirit, empowered by Him to believe in what we cannot yet see. We are vessels of His mercy, His wisdom, and His Word. His mighty power is at work within us to accomplish infinitely more than we can ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20).
lakovos Just like he did with Judas. There is always a plan there is always something good that is going to come out of something bad. We have to remember... Show more 3 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Very well said lakovos God chastises them He Loves, to refine us as gold is refined through fire 3 days ago
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Pete Amen By allowing a child to indulge in anything and everything is regarded as abuse. It can have the same affect as on child who is abused. This is... Show more 2 days ago
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Love gives. Loves goes the extra mile. Love endures.

That love is not always reciprocated.

As Christ followers, we strive to give love from a pure...
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Love gives. Loves goes the extra mile. Love endures.That love is not always reciprocated.As Christ followers, we strive to give love from a pure heart that doesn’t require a person to love us perfectly in return. We intentionally allow God to be our source of perfect love, and we relinquish the right to demand it from others. In obedience to God and His Word, we set our hearts on being patient and kind. We commit to modeling Jesus’ sacrificial love. But sometimes the person we give our love to consistently betrays and wounds us. How do we give 1 Corinthians 13 love in that situation?Exposing Dysfunctional PatternsI’ve got a really strong mercy streak. For decades, I’ve looked for the best in everyone. I pursued relationships with very emotionally unhealthy people. I was sure God loved them and I could, too, but I had no idea how to employ boundaries. I gave love no matter how much pain was delivered to me in return. I was too timid to speak the truth in love.I lived with a desperate fear of confrontation. My rational thinking dropped into a coma if I sensed any threat of an explosive reaction. Eventually resentment wrestled mercy to the ground. Wounded and exhausted, I would just walk away from the relationship.That is how I handled my first marriage. Years later, I was very close to repeating the pattern in my second marriage.A major crisis in our marriage led me to intense Bible study and prayer counseling. God exposed many of my own toxic relationship patterns. I was addicted to the approval of others. I was a great blamer and gossiper. If there had been a contest for arrogant victims, I would have won the crown.I once was blind, but now I see.
Pete Ive got lots to tell yet, I need to expose the demonic entities behind this pure evil at work and how to help such a toxic individual should they... Show more 3 days ago
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Gabrielle I am looking forward to you sharing it all with us Papa Bear! We can all learn from each other I know we can here in Israel... 2 days ago
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Pete Bless you Gabrielle, The discussion will finally be not just knowing the truth of his word; but being able to act on it, if ever the need arises. 2 days ago
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Matthew 12:33 “'Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.'”

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Matthew 12:33 “'Either make the tree good, and its fruit good; or make the tree bad, and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit.'”The topic of how a Christian is supposed to deal with being in a relationship with a very emotionally unhealthy and unsafe person is important because it highlights many significant pitfalls. The reason this becomes an issue is due to the fact that biblical teaching is often taken out of context and used to justify and enable bad behaviors in people. What are Christians supposed to do when interacting with toxic people? I think remembering a few key points is very helpful.A Tree and Its FruitMatthew 7:17 says that we will know a good tree by its fruit and a diseased tree by the fruit it bears. If you find yourself in a toxic relationship but are having trouble with setting what you know to be healthy boundaries, think about the fruit of your interactions with the abusive person. Do you feel anxious, not like your normal self, depressed or like you are living in a chaotic emotional tornado? Is that good or bad fruit? We both know the answer to that question and it’s bad fruit. Bad fruit produced by a bad tree.God Will Change Him/HerSorry to be so short and blunt about it but God will not change a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath. How do I know this to be true? Because I have never, not once, ever, never seen someone changed by God who didn’t want to be changed. Think about it for a minute. Has anyone ever gone to bed a complete high-grade jerk and woke up radically transformed into the loving image of Jesus? Nope. Now I have seen a whole lot of people do a whole lot of praying and soul searching and surrendering and the such and then became completely new people. It’s actually one of my favorite things about the blessings of God. Narcissists, sociopaths and psychopaths don’t think there is anything wrong with them. It’s part of their disordered thinking that convinces them everyone else is wrong. They are incapable of change. Don’t believe me? Think about a clinically narcissistic person and the truly positive lasting change that occurred within them. I spent 5 long years trying to help someone change and every step of the way was with Bible Study, reading the Word, offering emotional support in every way I could. Even sent her to a Christian therapist at a church. Which only made things worse not better. Why? Because she never saw her self as the problem all the wrong she had done and was doing was completely justified. The more God came into her life the worse she got. Why? Because God requires true repentance to be changed. That would mean she would have to admit she was wrong and stop justifying it. As Christians, we have to remember that scripture says that God is a gentleman and will go where He is welcomed. He doesn’t kick down doors to get to people who feel they have no need for Him. So if you’re staying stuck in a toxic situation with a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath and waiting for God to instantly change him or her, you are seriously wasting months if not years of your life. Trust me I did it and it caused more harm to my family that it did good. So you have to accept the fact that that you have to NOT give up, you have to walk away. Thinking differently is a trap and can become a prison cell in which people stay self-imposed.I Need To Lead Him /Her To ChristWhen the topic of setting boundaries with toxic people comes up, I often hear Christians say that they are concerned about turning their backs on someone because they see it as their duty to lead that person to God. Yes it is, but there is an old saying "You can lead a horse to water but you can not make him drink". Lead them to the water yes, but it is up to them if they drink the living water Christ has to offer. Staying safe and not becoming a door mat is vitally critical to our own well being. God does not want you to be abused like this. Once we lose our joy and our hope and our peace, we certainly can’t share the blessings God has given us. You have allowed Satan to steal from you. So there is a fine line we as Believers have to walk. There comes a time when God does want you to think only about yourself and let that person go. If the narcissist, sociopath or psychopath in your life is causing or has caused you to be less sparkly than you once were, how can you expect to live the life you were given as a gift?When Christians say that they don’t want to set needed boundaries because they are giving up on someone, well they are being egocentric to think that they and they alone are only who God can use to bring change into the toxic person’s life. We have to be very careful when lies start whispering that we must be the one who brings truth to a narcissist, sociopath or psychopath. When we start thinking this way, we have enslaved ourselves to more abuse in all its various forms.If you are a Believer and in a toxic relationship, ask yourself what fruit is this relationship bringing to your life. Good fruit or poisoned fruit? Remind yourself that people only change when they see a need and are willing to change. Lastly, you are not the only person on the planet who God can use to reach toxic people. As I said before it is almost impossible for these people to change. Study on the characteristics of these three types: narcissist, sociopath or psychopath their issues are so deeply rooted and dark that "yes" only God can change them if they allow him to. But when you have delivered everything you can to them from God and they still have not changed? Then you have to move on. Does a particular toxic person come to mind and what boundaries do you need to set in order to fully enjoy your life again?
Carshena That is what we are to be producing GOOD FRUIT. We are to help other produce good fruit like that. Shannon, you spoke well on how we are to handle... Show more 3 days ago
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Pete Amen Carshena The pull can be so strong but you know you have to separate for your own sanity sake!! 3 days ago
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lakovos I could not agree more. We tend to us our faith and beliefs in the written word to justify why we continue to allow these types of people in our... Show more 3 days ago
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I have learned this the hard way. I thought detaching at one time was giving up on someone. But that is not the case. Detaching it is how we protect... Show more

I have learned this the hard way. I thought detaching at one time was giving up on someone. But that is not the case. Detaching it is how we protect ourselves. Sometimes we get so caught up in helping and saving others. We end up hurting ourselves.
Pete He certainly has Leola!! 4 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) To be with your family who Love you Leola Andersen 4 days ago
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Refael Amen. 2 days ago
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I grew up Orthodox Jew. When I was born again I hid it from my family for about a year. When they found The Holy Bible in my room they kicked me... Show more

Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) You surely do have a family here who Love you Noah, Obasi, Avi! Here's the wanderer that returned Lol. Because I understand Prophecy to the point in... Show more 5 days ago
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Pete Amen to all you,ve replied , through this trial ive learned--Patience in knowing he will make a way even if things dont work out as you expected... Show more 5 days ago
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Leola Andersen Amen 5 days ago
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Thankyou, It was just one of those nights when my thoughts were doing overtime. It takes discipline to bring one,s thoughts into captivity-- 2... Show more

Thankyou, It was just one of those nights when my thoughts were doing overtime. It takes discipline to bring one,s thoughts into captivity-- 2 Corinthians 10:5  I will do my best to switch off.tonight  Bless you all today
Javan Peaceful rest for today and tonight my brother in Yeshua. 6 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) hahahaha My body says to yours "I CAN RELATE" Phew Lol 6 days ago
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This is part of what happened to me but the other way round! Im of the male species by the way Hahaha - feeling blessed

This is part of what happened to me but the other way round!  Im of the male species by the way Hahaha
Pete Oh hello Leola, I know right from the start and before I go any further! Shannon has shared with us both that you were looking forward to being... Show more 4 days ago
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Marcia (Proverbs 3:5-6) Beautifully said Dad (Pete) and thankyou Leola Andersen its all glory to God, He found me, somewhere, where I can share my years of studies the... Show more 4 days ago
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Refael I agree with everyones comments sometimes we love too much. I mean we that in a good way and a bad way. It is okay to love too much but we need to... Show more 2 days ago
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Ive no doubt we,ve all felt like this at times when we just want the world to stop for a while. We think of what scripture tells us in Psalm 23 He... Show more

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Pete Ive looked up the word rest! Wow I never thought it was in the dictionary 5 days ago
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Pete Its 3 am in UK but I wont do it again honest!!!!! -If Shannon comes over here I,ll never sleep again : 4 days ago
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Refael I LOVE DOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 days ago
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