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Every Relationship Encounters Significant Conflict

February 10, 2016

“Spiritual community depends on spiritual resources, and for good reason. Every human relationship, especially where the participants long to experience deep closeness, encounters significant conflict. And there is simply no way through the conflict to true connection without divine power. There is no way through without an energy in the soul that is supplied by God, an energy that is stronger and better than the energy that is already there, fueling the conflict.”

Dr. Larry Crabb, Becoming a True Spiritual Community, Page 39

Questions for Reflection:
• In your relationships with those closest to you, do you expect closeness to stem from agreement or are you consciously depending on divine power to love others well?
• Take some time to reflect on your relationships today, and ask the Holy Spirit to give you a fresh vision of connection with others that flows from His nature, not simply pleasant circumstances and congenial interactions.

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