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Saturday, May 17, 2008

May 17, 2008

What is one habit, negative pattern, or sin that has been passed down your family line from generation to generation that you do not want to pass down to your own family line? What steps are you taking to make sure the habit, pattern or sin is not repeated in your own family?

This week’s question has been one that I have asked myself several times in my life. It is not necessarily an easy question to answer but I think it is an important question to answer. This question is not meant to condemn anyone, but to hopefully bring about a positive change in your family’s life. I suspect that if I asked my own children this question when they were older they would be able to name something that they wanted to change for their families (If they could not think of something, I could give them a long list!). Things will only change once we acknowledge that they need to, and the most wonderful thing is that we have our Heavenly Father that will help us to break the chains of sin; even chains that go way back down our family line.

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Blogger Toknowhim said...

To Know Him here... I have posted my answer to this week's question on my site... Know that when I present a question to you each week, it has normally been presented to me sometime in my life.

Blessings to all!!!

May 17, 2008 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger windycindy said...

Hi, I would hope they see life more on the positive side than I sometimes do. Thanks,Cindi

May 17, 2008 at 4:08 PM  
Blogger JJ_West said...

Tough question. Are we every really comfortable confronting our sin, though?

May 17, 2008 at 8:09 PM  
Blogger skoots1mom said...

Confession is certainly not comfortable until it is done and then grace comes in...
Our society has been teaching "the easy way out" for quite some time. Sin is still sin and will always be such...a turning from God and His ways.

Isn't there wonderful comfort though in knowing we have a Savior who loved us enough to sacrifice His most precious Son to ensure relationship with us sinners...His Son didn't sin yet he took ours.

He is already interceding on behalf of our confessions, before we utter a word, he knows our hearts and is already taking our requests to the Father.

I grew up in a wonderfully loving home and unfortunately when my parents had disagreements they handled them behind closed doors. So, as I grew up I had a skewed vision of what it meant to handle disagrements. I'm very thankful for Biblical guidance, prayer, and an accountability group that helps me understand conflict and openness, sometimes very gently, are the way to go...handing it to God first to massage my words and direct me thoughts.

May 18, 2008 at 12:01 PM  

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