January 16, 2014: Deja Vu

Reflecting on a previous reading again. Taking it in a little slowly lately. Nevertheless! Not stopping…

Making Mistakes

The bible is full of imperfect people. Even in the book of Genesis alone, it started with Adam and Eve–Then Cain, then Lot, then Abraham, etc…

Notice that earlier in Genesis, Abraham was caught several times lying–saying that his wife was his sister(Genesis 12,. A couple of chapters later(Genesis 26), his son, Isaac commits the same sin.

When the men of that place asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” because he was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.” Genesis 26:7

I remembered what Pastor Joe always tells me whenever I would ride with him. (Like last Tuesday night, haha!) “We don’t have to make the same mistakes.” He was referring to my broken family. I liked that he always encouraged me that… “when you have your own family…” I would know what to do, and what not to do. I also remember those conversations of… “When you get married in the future…”

Whenever those things ever happen, I know that I would be ready, as God will prepare me for it. I don’t have to make the same mistakes my parents made. Ever since that day, I resolved in my heart that I would love my future family with all my heart.

“Love your wife…” He would say, “If a man loves God, he would inevitably love his wife.”

I never get tired of his advice, I never get tired of seeing how successful marriages are in our church, even successful parent-child relationships. When I see all this happening, I am reminded in my heart that I can make a difference. I don’t have to make the same mistakes, after all.

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