Short video contemplations created for the HomeFront couples fellowship at Reston Bible Church.
“I considered my ways
And turned my feet to Your testimonies.
I hurried and did not delay
To keep Your commandments.” – Psalm 119:59-60
The Meyers family wishes you a happy and blessed 2021. May this year be one of joy, personal growth in your faith, strengthening of your family, and increasing resoluteness in your God-given purpose and mission.
We will all surely face unforeseen challenges in 2021, but we can be assured that none of these will be a surprise to our God. The Lord Jesus Christ promised that trouble and trial would accompany this life, but that He has overcome them all. So let us face 2021 with the righteousness of Christ, with hope and not fear, confidence and not cowardice, boldly carrying the message of the King and His kingdom into an increasingly lost generation. Jesus, with his church, is still the last man standing against the plans of our enemy. May we all continue to lean on Him as we fight the good fight of faith another year.
“For the righteous will never be moved; he will be remembered forever. He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord. His heart is steady; he will not be afraid” Psalm 112:6-8
With that in mind, we have some plans for 2021 that we hope will be a blessing to our growing family of subscribers. I am hoping to complete work on a new book, “Meeting of the Waters – The Journey to Oneness in Marriage.” It has been slow going, but you can look for excerpts from that beginning in the first quarter of 2021 as we look for a publisher. We are also playing with the idea of a weekly program tentatively called, “Consider your Ways” where we’ll address a wide range of topics regarding marriage, family and parenting, review books on family topics, and whatever else the Lord leads me to consider with you all.
If you have topics you’d like to see addressed, please reach out and let us know. We’d love to hear from you.
God bless you!
Mike for the whole Meyers family
Good News of Great Joy – It was my joy to share at RBC’s first outdoor Christmas Eve service. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!
– The Meyers Family
November 22, 2020
“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so must you do also. In addition to all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity. Let the peace of Christ, to which you were indeed called in one body, rule in your hearts; and be thankful.” (Colossians 3:12-15)
- What was one takeaway from today’s talk?
- What is the biggest friction point in your relationship?
- What is the biggest enemy of Shalom that you face in the coming holiday season?
Listen (Audio MP3) –
- Can you share how a time of tribulation has impacted your marriage?
- Which of these perspectives on tribulation is most challenging for you? Tribulation…
- Cannot separate us from God’s love
- Is worked out in community
- Is not to be feared
- Should be rejoiced over (spiritual formation, advancement of the gospel)
- Prepares us for service
- Can be a sign of spiritual warfare
- Can be God’s correction of sin
- Is a powerful testimony when responded to through a godly perspective
- How would you counsel another couple that is seeking perspective in the midst of a trial?
- How are you different in your communication style? How have these differences shaped your relationship, for better or worse?
- How could you, or have you, applied some of today’s principles to your communication?
- How would you like your spouse to communicate with you?
- What are one or two communication skills you’d like to improve at?
- How would you want others to describe your marriage? What words would you desire to hear?
- Are you floating through married life without direction, or have you considered that God has uniquely joined the two of you for a specific purpose?
- How might having a “flight plan” for your marriage help you grow together, provide clarity and tenacity, and give you strength against temptation as a couple?