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Friday, February 18, 2011

Blended Family Dominoes

We Can ALL Help God Stop the Tumbling.

Often times the challenges of stepfamily dynamics creates a 'domino' effect.  We all stumble and tumble at times.  I know I have, I do and I will.  Just ask my bride or children. One slip up or lack of seeking to live via the 'fruit of the spirit' (love, patience, joy, peace, gentleness, kindness, goodness, faithfulness and the big one in stepfamilies - self control).  What it can look like is the first domino starts to tip and tumble and then a series of mistakes - can be by parents or children or grandparents or whomever - starts to create 'noise', uncertainty, falling spirits and fear of somehow going to be 'crushed' in some way.  Like the couple in the image above.

NOW COMES THE GOOD NEWS!  See that giant hand stopping the dominoes before they flatten the couple?  The Hand of God is THE HAND THAT CAN stop the dominoes.  The same God that we cry out to when there is a disaster, emergency, sudden crisis or real life danger, is also there to handle for you and your marriage and your family the day to day dominoes.  Just as this image shows.  BOOM...God's hand can STOP THE TUMBLING DOMINOES.  We do have to ask Him for the help.  And do so daily...BEFORE the first domino falls, DURING the tumbles and then giving thanks AFTER the tumbling has been stopped.  We encourage a quick morning and evening prayer - together as husband and wife - and praying for your marriage and each and every child by name.  It works.

Scripture shares with us great 'Hand of God' wisdom.

'Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.'
                                                                      1 Peter 5:6-7

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