Thursday, June 18, 2009
Room Mates VS Soul Mates
How much do you really want to have a great marriage? Do you want it enough to take God at His Word and place your confidence in His plan for love and marriage?
So many today are miserable in their marriage. For me I struggle in my own. But thankfully I have a God who restores if I trust and obey him. This ole' flesh want to be pleased but I must choose to die to my own wants!
Would you say you and your mate are soul mates OR room mates? Why is it that there are so many broken families these days? It is pretty simple.......They dismiss God's plan for a marriage.
Today's views are such a contrast from God's! It is all about 'Self' what pleases me. Do you want your marriage enough to STOP demanding your "rights". We must stop believing that we will be happy if only our mate changes something.
Are you motivated by LOVE or by what you want? Love is sacrificial, it does NOT depend on what you mate does or says. Love seeks to meet the true, legitimate needs of others, not the whims and destructive demands of others.
A wife is to obey her husband willingly as an act of faith in God. Are we pleasing our own agenda or God's?
Romans 13:10a Love worketh no ill to his neighbor
This means that every decision or action should be for no other reason than the good of one's husband and always to the honor of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We tend to say..."But Lord you don't understand, my husband doesn't show me that he loves me, he doesn't do anything for me...why should I do for him? This is the worlds thinking. "Love is Sacrificial", it does not depend on what the other person does!
The bible says in 1 John 3:18 'let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and in truth'. Mathew 7:12 records "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets." Notice how love is an action involving a deliberate decision.
Do you want your soul mate back? God has a PERFECT plan for our marriages IF we will follow his blueprint, and not our own.
I pray today that you would help us stay focused on your plan and not our own. I don't want my own desires......they do not bring me happiness, I want your desires!
Help us love sacrificially as you do. May we remember what you did for us on the cross. help us in our marriages.
In Jesus Precious name,