I know a person who retired from his job 2 years ago. He is blessed with two happy and well-settled children. But, he has always been behind money, desiring to earn more money, save more money, spend the least. His family has had hard time all their lives even though their father/husband (for the wife) had loads and loads of money. Every other day there used to be fights at their home, for no reason, or may be an extremely silly reason. But, all these made sense when he was the only one to earn. Now, both his sons are earning, and even spend for home. Still the father creates problems every other day. And when he's angry, he does anything do to show his anger, starting from shouting, not eating, come home very late, wearing rugged clothes to family gatherings just to embarrass his family members, anything for that matter. The point is, he has nothing to worry about now. He has his own home, loads of savings, retired life, but still. The sons and the wife struggle with their lives this way. Even now he doesn't want to spend a penny, and wants to save all the money for his future, when he is already above 60.
One of his sons is my best childhood friend. I have always seen him upset for his family. Is there anything that his family can do to change the father? They have tried to take the father to a psychiatrist, but he wouldn't come. My friend wants to marry a girl, but cannot have her in a home with such problems, and also does not want to leave his parents. Please give some advice.
I'm sure I'll end up finding a more efceifint way of doing all this, but, for now, this will have to do. One of the biggest struggles in my walk with the Lord is to have a daily "quiet time". I know I'm not alone in this struggle - I have often mentioned this as I speak to groups or individuals, only to have them echo their same struggles. I know I could chalk it up to the devil keeping me distracted in order to keep me out of God's Word, but it really boils down to nothing more than being lazy. So, I'm not going to give the enemy credit where credit is not due - it's just a matter of me not being willing to take a few moments out of my day to give to the Lord. God forgive me/us for being so selfish when you have been so selfLESS! Don't get me wrong, it's not that I go throughout my entire day without communicating with the Lord - I feel as though He is in constant communication with me - but I know there's another aspect to that communication, and that's slowing down and "being still" so that I can clearly hear what He wants to say to me. And we also need that time of reflection - of looking into that spiritual mirror, making sure what's staring back at us is pleasing to the Lord. :o]And so, as I embark on another "New Year", I'm not going to say I'm making it a 'resolution' to be in God's Word daily, I'm just going to say that I'm going to give this a whirl and see what happens. Hopefully, come Dec. 31, 2011, I'll have well over 300 entries in this blog, and I'll have a deeper walk and appreciation for being Blessed...Loved.and.Overwhelemed.by.Grace!
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