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Prodigal-ese – Communication Skills 101 Takeaway Lessons

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My take away in Prodigal-ese Part 2: Cecille:

As a wife, I must remind myself that I am not a lawyer who cross examines a husband, an FBI doing an investigation and gathering evidences. a police who writes and blotters the record. Of his wrongs. Am not his mother who tells him what to do, a critic who gives reviews on his work, a boss who orders him what to do, a broadcaster who tells everyone about my husband and fights—- headline bukas🤣😂

I am a passionate, caring, submissive, gentle human being, aspiring to be a Proverbs 31 wife.

Sis Rose: My take away today in Produgal-ese:

“But Moses answered, “Don’t be afraid! Don’t run away! STAND where you are and WATCH the Lord save you today. You will never see these Egyptians again. You will not have to do anything but STAY CALM. The Lord will do the fighting for you.””
‭‭Exodus‬ ‭14:13-14‬ ‭ERV‬‬

I shall STAND FIRM on the promises of God for me, and for my marriage and family. I will let Him work in me, and in my husband and children, and I will WATCH Him transform my marriage and our family for His glory. I will STAY CALM for I need not worry for God is in control.

Sis HN: We have to be constantly reminded to treat everyone with kindness (not only our husbands but to other people as well).

We have to watch what we say and how we verbally react including how our facial expressions and actions show what is in our hearts. Do unto others as you want others to do unto you. A simple word and act of kindness will create a ripple effect unto many people.

When faced with adversity and attacks from your husband (including other people), we have to learn to be calm and be still and let the Lord work on it for it is between God and your husband. Let us not be hindrances to God’s work. Sometimes, it’s God’s way of testing us on how strong our faith is that we will trust Him to work everything out for the good of all.

Ask for God’s guidance and pray when we face these situations for He alone can make things right if not better.

May God give us all the grace to hold back what is not in His will.

Sis IL: Always be consistent on following God’s teaching, instructions, and decree. Learned from this Bible Study that we shouldn’t let other people (husband) stumbled to our God because of our attitude against them, instead, be the light and the salt, mahirap pero yun ang sabi ni Lord, always go back to the Word of God, not the the worldly deeds (anger, envy, jealousy, bitterness) instead, always keep the Fruit of the Spirit (Gal. 5:22-23) bearing.

Remember always be the wise woman who build her home. Prov. 14:1

Sis II: Have I truly forgiven my husband from my heart? Yes, in front of him I do my best to be a 1 Peter3: 1-4 wife. However, with others, specially relatives, both mine and his who I know are my kakampi, whenever they give a critical opinion of him, I promote the spark ignited by adding my own negativity causing a full blown forest fire. Shame on me! I do all the communication errors and probably every unmentionable behind my husband’s back. Thank you for today’s study Lord, through your servant. I am once again convicted that true zip lip and a heart that truly forgives comes from a heart that fully trusts in You!

Sis IA: What does it really mean when we say submission?
1 Peter 3:1-2 says we have to be submissive to our husbands so they can “be won over without words.” Why are we being asked to zip our lips? Because to an unbeliever husband everything we say will come out as nagging or condemnation. Besides does it mean that our main focus of submission is just with our spouse? I think the most important submission that we have to do is with God. Submit to him 100%, be still be quiet and let God work on our husbands. Zip lips, hold your thought captive and filter what comes out of our hearts. It’s God’s job to work on our husband all we need to do is trust him.

Sis JE: Galatians 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.

No longer I but Christ lives in me! The life I have now is God’s precious gift to me because of His unconditional love. That I was once a prodigal but I never received any condemnation from Him but He wholeheartedly accepted me for who I am, even my future tendencies. As I imitate Christ I let the Holy Spirit implants the seed of love, joy, peace, faithfulness, self-control, patience, goodness and kindness grows in me so that as overflowing of water (drastic/harsh incident)pours out in me the fruit of spirit goes out of me.

Sis AA: Take it all to God. Put our trust in God not in humans. I have learned a lot with our BS today not only learning to forgive and accept our husband but on how to deal with them in a godly way lalo na pag napapakitaan tayo ng hindi maganda. It is God’s promise na He will fight our battles and we just need to be still kesa trying to figure out everything and doing all that we can to get our husband to repent then we always end up failed. Trying to control our husband or the situation is already a disobedience… evidence we did not surrender everything to Him. I am thankful for this group kasi I’m growing more and more with the Lord. Ang daming realizations and convictions sa heart telling myself sana nalaman ko to noon but I know that the Lord is always right on his timing. I still thank God for my husband’s life kasi if He had not broken me this hard I may be still enjoying the world. God put me in this situation not only to suffer but be joyful and be at peace in His presence only in His presence.

Contributed by Sis J

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