Ok so I was just thinking how easily we give up the blessings God has afforded us. We ask him for abundance, we ask him for favor and then we cast it aside like a badly used garment.
Here is some “food for thought”, as a young married woman I remember an encounter with a beautiful young family whose home had been wrecked by outside influences. I began to think of the grace and favor God had poured into their lives. Their life was one that should have stood up and stood out as a testament of God’s love for the Christian family. The individual assigned to counsel them; that should have been a mentor and an example of how to “stand fast” during the storm, somehow ended up being the catalyst to its demise.
It pains my heart that we are failing to adhere to the instruction and sound doctrine of Titus 2:1-5 (NKJV) “But as for you, speak the things which are proper for sound doctrine: 2 that the older men be sober, reverent, temperate, sound in faith, in love, in patience; the older women likewise, that they be reverent in behavior, not slanderers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things— that they admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, 5 to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be blasphemed.”
The word of God admonishes us as women to teach the younger women and the men to teach the men. We are the teachers in this generation that would encourage those young wives, mothers, husbands and fathers to “stick and stay” through the difficult times. It is our example and our difficulties that should be confirmed by the word in Matthew 5:16(NKJV)” Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven,” If we allow others in the same circumstances know that if they can just hold out through the night “joy WILL come in the morning”. The glory will be the Lord’s.
So as my contribution, please know as young married couples, there will be challenges in your relationship. There will be those that are sent to destroy what you have built together.
What you must understand is that they will NEVER have the life that God has designed for you and your covenant partner. They will destroy what you have and move on to the next assignment. Once the assignment of steal, kill and destroy has been accomplished you are left with the ashes of what might have been.
I encourage you today; if this is happening in your relationship find a way to work it out. I know it may sound cliché but God WILL work it out; you need only trust him. If you are thinking of giving up on your marriage remember “Hebrews 13:4 (NKJV) “Marriage is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” God has blessed the sanctity of marriage. Don’t give up on yours.
Minister Lisa Fairleywww.ministerlisafairley.com