Connected to Others

“Do not forsake your friend or a friend of your family, and do not go to your relative’s house when disaster strikes you—better a neighbor nearby than a relative far away.” – Proverbs 27:10 Today we will begin a short series examining three cultural keys, and when you add these to your life, you will never be the same! The first key: As people, we should be linked; linked in and connected to others. We must understand the significance that other people bring to our lives. Have you ever questioned how some individuals get to be in positions of power? How does this happen when they seem intellectually challenged from our viewpoint? The answer lies in the fact that they understand the importance of reciprocity and the power of being linked. The Bible emphasizes this wisdom of connecting in the Book of Proverbs. We are encouraged not to let go

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Trust God’s Heart

“They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord.” – Psalm 112:7 As we have learned about the winter and wilderness seasons, as well as King David’s life, we’ve come to the understanding that difficult times often bring mixed blessings and that they always serve a purpose. I have a few practical tips that can help you better manage these difficult times in your life, which will surely occur. First and foremost, avoid asking too many questions. It’s natural to want to know why something bad is happening to us, so we ask questions like, “Why is this happening to me?” “What does this mean?” or “What does this mean?” While I don’t want you to feel bad about asking those questions, I do want to reassure you that you don’t need to know all the answers. Whenever something bad happened to our

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