Building Lasting Change

Building Lasting Change

by David Guerrero

“In the January-February edition of The Sabbath Sentinel we examined the initial steps that are necessary to make change happen in a marriage. In order to set off in the right direction of lasting change, we need to pray that God will help us to look within ourselves so that we can see the situation as it really is. Asking God to help us examine our own hearts, as well as asking His Spirit to change us, is crucial in addressing change as He sees appropriate and best. Second, we need to treat each other in love, that is, to consider our mate’s needs ahead of our own, for love conquers all. Third, we must confess our own wrongdoing to God as well as to our partner, because admitting our own faults makes our prayer life much more effectual, and it creates the platform for reconciliation (James 5; Matthew 19). Today, let’s look at the heart of change.

What is Causing the Problem? The Bible is sufficient to address all human woes. Conflict is one aspect of humanity that many of us have a difficult time addressing and handling. However, through the inspired word of God, the apostle James gets to the root of our problem…”

(this article is an excerpt from the September–October 2010 edition of the Sabbath Sentinel)

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