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Fight Hard...Love Harder

FIGHT FOR YOUR FAMILY! We don't get to choose the people we are directly related to. Throughout life we may disagree, argue, fight and even stop talking to family members but God connected us to them for a reason. I have heard so many people preach about "cutting family members off" but I believe we need a greater perspective of that before we disown or completely disconnect from our family. Seek God about your unique situation and obey His instructions.

Through it all, find a way to sincerely go to war in the spirit on their behalf. Whether it be a blood family member or a brother and sister in Christ, recognize that they are not your enemy...the devil is the ENEMY. Being patient, loving and long-suffering towards them will only make the devil angry and that should be enough motivation to LOVE HARDER. Don't be so easy to give up on people because God never gave up on you. You may have to step back for a moment but let the Spirit of reconciliation guide your hearts and actions to be and see your family healed, set free and delivered!


"Sanballat was very angry when he learned that we were rebuilding the wall. He flew into a rage and mocked the Jews, saying in front of his friends and the Samarian army officers, “What does this bunch of poor, feeble Jews think they’re doing? Do they think they can build the wall in a single day by just offering a few sacrifices? Do they actually think they can make something of stones from a rubbish heap—and charred ones at that?”

...Then I prayed, “Hear us, our God, for we are being mocked. May their scoffing fall back on their own heads, and may they themselves become captives in a foreign land! ...At last the wall was completed to half its height around the entire city, for the people had worked with enthusiasm. But when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabs, Ammonites, and Ashdodites heard that the work was going ahead and that the gaps in the wall of Jerusalem were being repaired, they were furious. They all made plans to come and fight against Jerusalem and throw us into confusion. But we prayed to our God and guarded the city day and night to protect ourselves.

...So I placed armed guards behind the lowest parts of the wall in the exposed areas. I stationed the people to stand guard by families, armed with swords, spears, and bows. Then as I looked over the situation, I called together the nobles and the rest of the people and said to them, “Don’t be afraid of the enemy! Remember the Lord, who is great and glorious, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your homes!” When our enemies heard that we knew of their plans and that God had frustrated them, we all returned to our work on the wall."

~ Nehemiah 4:1-2, 4, 6-9, 13-15 NLT

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