by Jeff Tunnell
Remember that new cell we started back in September? We are well under way by now and moving into the “storming” segment of discovering our differences. Personalities, approaches, who’s on time, who’s late, who talks too much, or not enough, along with hiding behind “nice” exteriors to avoid relationship closeness are just a few things that show up during this phase of development.
The BIG QUESTION now is, “Will we move through these problems in order to establish sincere love and the fulfillment of the “one another” passages in the New Testament?”
Loving one another is a mark of true discipleship according to Jesus and in turn becomes remarkable in the eyes of the world. “By this they will know…” Making the decision to love is a first step in which we shape our will by choice and wait for the emotions to follow. Commitment will outlast the problems that arise in relationships. All this by His grace!
How have you succeeded in the “storming” stage while building your cell?