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DEAR MARGARIE By Margaret Washington

Dear Margarie, Since I have accepted Christ into my life I am experiencing more family problems. Could you please give me some insight on what’s going on? -Samantha

Thanks for asking. Well, that’s a story that can be talked or written about from now until forever. You see every family has their own problems. It doesn’t matter if you are nine or ninety-nine there will always be something to trouble the home front. Some problems are very small and others can loom very large. Whatever the size of your problem, there will always be some strange happening or goings on in the family… Something unexpected, things you aren’t looking for, those are the things that hurt families the most. In the scriptures, Matthew 10:34 -38 Jesus says, Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I am come to set a man at variance against his father, and the daughter against her mother, and the daughter in law against her mother in law. 36 And a man’s foes shall be they of his own household. 37 He that loveth father or mother more than me is not worthy of me: and he that loveth son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38 And he that taketh not his cross, and followeth after me, is not worthy of me.

When we accept Christ into our hearts, we also receive his spirit. The old spirit goes out and the new man is born. Samantha, I’m saying that, if you have accepted Jesus into your heart and really committed to being a true child of God sometimes even family members will hate you because you now have the spirit of Christ and you are at peace. However, for those who yet have the spirit of the world they no longer understand you. Sometimes the spirit of the world in them fights against the spirit of God in you. Don’t be discouraged, it’s just the trying of your faith. God will bring you out. –Sincerely Dear Margarie

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