CHALLENGES IN LIVING
TOGETHER AS COMMUNITY
Your Broken Life
we know that for those who love
God all things work together for
for those who are called
according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 ESV
We all probably have not lived a fairytale life,
where everything is just hunky-dory. We all have
faced failures, heartaches, and disappointments in
life - redundancy at work, broken relationships,
illnesses, unfulfilled dreams, rejection,
unanswered prayers, and so on. In a way, we can
say we are all living broken lives. But do you
know what? We can still live a fairy tale life in
spite of all our brokenness, mistakes and
failures. God can turn the worst experiences in
life into gold. Romans 8:28 says, "And we know
that for those who love God all things work
together for good.” Jesus can redeem our
past into something noble. Not only that, we are
truly destined for a true fairytale ending - but
instead of just “living happily ever after,” we
will live happily with God and His people forever!
Do you know the riches and the greatness that
awaits you? It is worth the wait!
So How Do You
Live A Broken But Redeemed Life?
Other Scripture passages:
to God your past, especially the darkest
memories you have had. We all have hit
rock-bottom at least once in our lives, yet
God can work wonders in that rock-bottom
situation if we allow Him. Let God heal you.
Learn from your mistakes and move on. Let
God transform you into the man or woman He
wants you to be.
from the heart all those who have wronged
and abused you, especially those who are
closest to you. We sin against others like
others sinned against us. Do not hold a
grudge against others. Release your
offenders from your mental prisons – it is
you who are imprisoned, not them. Forgive
others from the heart, a hard as it may be.
This is key for you to live a truly redeemed
life; you are allowing yourself to be a new
person in Christ, free from any bondage of
bad memories, hurts, and anger.
if anyone is in Christ, he is a new
creation. The old has passed away; behold,
the new has come. [2 Corinthians 5:17]
You are a new person in Jesus. Your past
does not define or dictate who you are now –
Jesus does. You can break the chains of the
past. You don't have to repeat the past
mistakes. With the power of the Holy Spirit,
you can start a new path if you need to –
don’t be limited or be imprisoned by your
past. Be free!
your main goal in life to love as Jesus
would. Love should be your motive in all
your relationships. Do not let your past
memories and experiences affect your motive
and goal in life.
the most of your relationships – do not take
people for granted. Outdo one another in
showing honor. Enjoy the gift of friendship
now, which can be a start of an eternal
friendship - with God in heaven.
your daily life in the light of your eternal
destiny. Don't endanger your spiritual
treasure and legacy with the pursuit of
something fleeting, no matter how good it
feels at that time. The highest joy you can
have in this life is only for a fleeting
moment. What God has in store for you lasts
forever - see Matthew 6:19-20.
in the hope that you have in Jesus - because
within your grasp in a fairytale life with
God forever, where there is no mourning,
crying, or pain anymore [Revelations 21: 4].
personal reflection or
I know the plans I have for you, declares
the LORD, plans for welfare and not for
evil, to give you a future and a hope.
[Jeremiah 29:11 ESV]
the perishable puts on the imperishable,
and the mortal puts on immortality, then
shall come to pass the saying that is
written: "Death is swallowed up in
victory." "O death, where is your victory?
O death, where is your sting?" The sting
of death is sin, and the power of sin is
the law. But thanks be to God, who gives
us the victory through our Lord Jesus
Christ. [1 Corinthians 15:54-57 ESV]
1 Peter 1:3-9; Romans 5:3-5; Isaiah 40:31;
Psalm 31:24; and Romans 8:31-39..
What brokenness are you still
suffering from your past? How can Jesus redeem
that memory? What do you need to do to forget
what lies behind and strain forward to what is
ahead [Philippians 3:13]?
Caballes is the
Administrator and a
of the Lamb
of God, a
community of the
Sword of the Spirit
with 7 branches
New Zealand. Tom
also leads Kairos
outreach program for
his wife Mhel and
daughters live in