The heart of leadership, whether at home, at work, or even in our families, is all about relationships. Relationships are often described as “the good, the bad, and the ugly!” God is a relational God and has designed us as relational beings. Unfortunately, sin messed everything up. Because of that, friendships are broken, families are torn apart, communities are divided, and countries go to war. Some have called this time in history “the death of civility.” Amidst the residue, junk, and garbage from broken relationships, there is hope. There is a path towards restoration. Marriages can be made whole. Families can be reunited. Friendships can be renewed. In Romans 12-16, a great framework for relational healing is presented. Tough issues are tackled, such as: • How to live with impossible people. • Dealing with life’s deepest hurts and relationship failures. • What to do when your best effort doesn’t work. • Knowing and learning what to do with the greatest relationship killer. There are no perfect families. There are no perfect children. There are no perfect people. Yet each of us can move towards healing from damaged relationships. I’m excited about what the Word has been teaching me, and I’m honored to share it with you.
May 12, 2019