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Harmonious partnerships are the result of hard work; they never “just happen.”  The “hard work” also includes giving just as much as taking.  In one word it means being “unselfish.”

From 1 Corinthians 13:4-6:  “Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude.  It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth.”

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What does it mean to be a person after God’s own heart?  Seems to me, it means that you are a person whose life is in harmony with the Lord.

From 2 Peter 1:5-7:  “For this very reason, you must make every effort to support your faith with goodness, and goodness with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with endurance, and endurance with godliness, and godliness with mutual affection, and mutual affection with love.”

Charles Swindoll Quote

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Grace is positive and unconditional acceptance in spite of the other person.  Grace is a demonstration of love that is undeserved, unearned, and unpayable.

From Micah 6:8:  “He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”

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The thing we have to do in our walk with God is to listen carefully from day to day.

From Proverbs 2:1-2:  “My child, if you accept my words and treasure up my commandments within you, making your ear attentive to wisdom and inclining your heart to understanding.”

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What’s true of creatures in the forest is true of Christians in the family.  God has not made us all the same.  He never intended to.

From 1 Corinthians 12:27:  “Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.”

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The greatest character trait you can provide your spouse and your family is moral and ethical self-control.

From James 21:22-24:  “But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves.  For if any are hearers of the word and not doers, they are like those who look at themselves in a mirror; for they look at themselves and, on going away, immediately forget what they were like.”

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When we take a tumble and cry out to God in our shame and distress, the psalmist says He “inclines his ear” to us.  He bends over to listen.

From Psalm 31:1-2:  “In you, O Lord, I seek refuge; do not let me ever be put to shame; in your righteousness deliver me.  Incline your ear to me; rescue me speedily.  Be a rock of refuge for me, a strong fortress to save me.”

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To walk by faith does not mean to stop thinking.  Acting foolishly or thoughtlessly, expecting God to bail you out if things go amiss, isn’t faith at all.  It is presumption.

From Hebrews 11:6:  “And without faith it is impossible to please God, for whoever would approach Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.”

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No greater compliment can be given than this one:  “When I am with that person, it’s like I’m in the presence of Jesus Himself.”

From 2 Corinthians 8:21:  “For we intend to do what is right not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of others.”