Peter Jackson
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Over the last few weeks I have been working through the
'marriage and singleness' chapter in 1 Corinthians 7

- Don't get married.....
unless you can't control your passions.....
- Husbands and wives give your bodies to each other.....
- Don't get divorced...
even if your husband is a not a believer....

Wow.
So what about when the relationship goes terribly wrong....?
Isn't it better to just bail and start over.....?

Hmmm....

A solution that our culture seems to be using more and more
and yet.....

God's word tells me there is another way....

This morning I was reading 2 Corinthians chapter 4
About the Glory that resides in me
That shines out through the cracks of my stressful
humanity
that clinging to the power of Jesus
...to save me from my self-saving 'requirement'
...my built in self-preservation (at all costs) bent
actually works.

'I who am alive,
am being given over to (self) death
for Jesus sake,
so that His life may be revealed in my
decaying body.' ref 2Cor 4:11

Such a conflict of terms
A paradox

Die to
Live.

Don't die...
...don't really live.

Oh Lord,
Your ways
So hard (on my flesh)
So easy (when I do it)

I choose to
Stop struggling to
remain alive...

And let You
Live in me.

Yes.
Your life...
My life.

PJ