Sunday Selah

Sunday Selah, By: Ruth P. McDonald We’ve thought this week about relationships, and how weeds damage and hurt us. These weeds are prevalent because of sin. How often these same weeds creep up in our relationship with Jesus. We sometimes don’t care for the relationship like we should. We compare Him to the world, and often long for foolish, temporary things. We hold Him responsible for life’s struggles, finding it hard to…

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Relationship Weeds 6: Let’s Sum It Up

Relationship Weeds Day 6: Let’s Sum It Up This week we have been looking at different relationship weeds that damage and wound. As believers, we have been given everything we need to pull these pesky weeds from our lives: we have God’s written Word and the Holy Spirit within us. Are any of these weeds popping up in your relationships? I know I need to be more aware of their prevalence in…

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Relationship Weeds 5: Harsh Words

Relationship Weeds Day 5: Harsh Words A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. (Proverbs 15:1, ESV) Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear. (Ephesians 4:29, ESV). A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back.…

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Relationship Weeds 4: Dishonesty

Relationship Weeds Day 4: Dishonesty Do not lie to one another, seeing that you have put off the old self with its practices and have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge after the image of its creator. (Colossians 3:9-10, ESV) Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, but those who act faithfully are his delight. (Proverbs 12:22, ESV) Have you ever been lied to by someone…

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Relationship Weeds 3: Unforgiving Spirit

Relationship Weeds Day 3: Unforgiving Spirit And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. (Mark 11:25, ESV) Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:32, ESV) Does anyone in particular come to mind when you think of a “good” grudge-holder? This person can hold onto…

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Relationship Weeds 2: Comparison

Relationship Weeds Day 2: Comparison For am I now seeking the approval of man, or of God? Or am I trying to please man? If I were still trying to please man, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10, ESV) It started as a pleasure drive around the affluent neighborhood a town over from ours. Driving up and down through the gated community, each home seemed more spectacular than…

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Relationship Weeds 1: Apathy

Relationship Weeds Day 1: Apathy So, because you are lukewarm, and neither hot nor cold, I will spit you out of my mouth. (Revelation 3:16, ESV) After a morning of exploring the beautiful beach in Siesta Key, Florida, we walked back to our chairs, seeking shelter from the hot sun. Settling in our loungers, we reached into the bag, desperate to quench our thirst after a few sad attempts at snorkeling where…

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