Today’s Verse/Thought: Accountable Relationships
Brothers, if someone is caught in a sin, you who are spiritual should restore him gently. But watch yourself, or you also may be tempted. Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Gal. 6:1-3
We all have burdens and tough stuff that we deal with in life. If we try to go-it-alone, oftentimes we succumb to the pressures of the world, the flesh, and the devil. We need each other. The above verse admonishes us to CARRY EACH OTHER’S BURDENS. I cannot carry your burden if I do not know what it is.
The devil does a good job with some of us-convincing us that we are the only one who thinks or behaves that way. It is a lie that is not easy to cast aside unless we are actively helping each other.
Find one or more persons right now with whom you can be accountable. Be careful not to mix gender, keep it-men with men-women with women. If you are not already in a small group or discipling relationship then ask God to bring someone to you to begin the process. After sharing your areas of need and struggle give them permission to ask you some difficult questions.
No matter how mature you are in your relationship with God-you will always need this kind of accountability in your life. The moment you think you have arrived-you no longer have need for accountability. Destruction lies ahead…you can count on it!
And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Heb. 10:24
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