Word 4 Today September 29, 2011

DENYING SELF – THE KEY TO LOVE”

The greatest enemy to any relationship is “Self.”  When we deny “Self” and strive to relieve the needs of others, then and only then will we begin to flourish and grow together.  “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains alone; but if it dies, it produces much grain.” John 12:24

 Have you ever tried to plug up a relationship that was dividing two people? Have you ever felt your spouse really did not understand you?  Were you ever disappointed by the way your loved one treated you? Maybe you have been feuding for a few days-yes, days!  What you said or how you said it really didn’t seem to matter. You had your opinion, and they had theirs.  You were trying to make the relationship right but it wouldn’t work no matter how hard you tried. 

When situations like that occur what do you do?  The hardest thing and that is to lose yourself and put the need of the other person ahead of your own.  Try to understand the cause and motive of their behavior.  Try to listen to what message the other person is trying to convey.  Most importantly look at yourself honestly.  It might be you who needs to apologize.  Even when you are right it might make more sense to take the higher ground.  When you do this, special things happen.

PRAYER 4 TODAY

Dear Lord, what we need is an emotional heart connection. We need to identify and attempt to view our situations through the other persons lens and their emotional grid. Once we are able to do this, our heart will be reopened to a beautiful and lasting relationship that will flourish, grow and prosper beyond our imagination.

THOUGHT 4 TODAY

Love does make the world go around, so keep your love tank full!

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