Wednesday, December 2, 2009
"Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6
True Love is on my heart this morning. Many homes have been broken by divorce.
What actually lead to the divorce? Was it adultery? Financial problems? Boredom? Not getting what you deserved?
The marriage union has been a deep prayer of mine for quiet some time now. I watch loved ones struggle to actually love each other. I watch them become angry with one another and desire the OTHER PERSON to change and become WHAT THEY DESIRE. I've watched them tell one another how they DO EVERYTHING and it would be nice if their spouse would at least DO SOMETHING. My heart cries out to see TRUE BIBLICAL MARRIAGE.
So - I search the scriptures. I search for what our Lord says about marriage. There lies the answer! All we have to do is walk with the Lord. Its that simple. By walking with our Savior we become that DESIRABLE SPOUSE. We become the other person's EVERYTHING!
Love isn't touchy: 1 Corinthians 13:5 says that Love does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it (pays no attention to a suffered wrong)....WOW. So what do we need? We need God's love in us in order to not be TOUCHY... Right? So by starting our day with our sweet sweet Lord will equip us to be his vessel. He will keep us "sweetened up" and full of confidence.
The more we discover the Lords kindness and gentleness the more we become BUILT UP and strengthened by his spirit to be like Christ.
I am certain God's heart desires the marriage union on earth to be an example to the lost world of his great love for his church. How much could "GODLY MARRIAGES" change our world? I believe it would astound the world!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Psalm 86:11 is what I ask the Lord to give me - Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth; give me an undivided heart....
I may not be married at the moment. BUT - I so desire that God create in me a heart of Christ that when he brings the Man of God into my life....I will be a bride that
represents his church. A bride that is not touchy and self seeking but rather one that desires to SERVE and SUBMIT to an amazing man of God.
If both can ever come to the realization that their marriage is joined together by God and for God's devine purpose... Oh, how their lives would flourish!
Praying for the many marriages to be restored and renewed by God's grace.....