When Men REALLY F&$% Up Badly: God's Intervention (Christian Middle Church)

Updated: Oct 21, 2018

Hello All!

I wanted to get back out there with all of you again because the Holy Spirit is calling for it. As I sat with some really bad F%$#-ups this week and lately with men, I felt simply called to sit with the Holy Spirit. I wanted to look at what to do when men really mess it up. Does God condemn it? Does God intervene? Does the Holy Spirit have something to say? What about the strength we have as women. How do you live in your world when you are not respected, heard, or listened to? How are you really really feeling? Are you giving yourself permission to really feel and understand what is going on for you? I had so many thoughts about this today and I wanted to talk about it and see what scripture had to say. Indeed, there are some thoughts about it. What I thought was most important was how God can regret giving power to someone who doesn't listen and doesn't follow. God can really regret, and thus God can intervene. Things don't stay the same, even in the times we live in when men behave really badly. Sometimes, women who follow them also behave badly. So, this teaching is all about looking at that authentically. It's important to honor where the struggle is. What does that struggle look like? What does discernment look like? Really.

I invite you take some time out to listen to this teaching. You could be where I am or in a different place where you relate. Never fear though, God has something to say. So let's get at it:

Scripture Reference:

Ephesians 4:30: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption.”

1 Sam 15:10-19: Then came the word of the Lord (No gender here, Christ, Love) unto Samuel, saying, ‘I greatly regret that I have set up Saul to be king: for he has turned back from following me, and has not performed my commandments’. And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the Lord (No gender here, Christ, Love) all night.

Song: "The River" by Josh Groban


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