Sunday, October 16, 2011

{X}pect God's Radical Provision: Choose this Day

My eyes tell my brain how to feel sometimes. Yet, faith in Christ works contrary to what we see. Faith is believing the unseen. If we continue to believe the lie that our current circumstance, what we see, is a predictor of our future, then we will continue to live in defeat.

{Do not call to mind the former things, or ponder things of the past. Behold, I will do something new, Now it will spring forth. Will you not be aware of it? I will even make a roadway in the wilderness, Rivers in the desert."}
 Isaiah 43:18 & 19

Marriage is not easy. Sometimes the initial feelings we have for our spouses make us think that a lifetime together will indeed be simple. But, merging two lives is never simple. Yet, it is a union designed and blessed by God. He wants us to have victory in our marriages. He wants us to live under His provision as couples, and he knows that feelings are circumstantial. But, true love, rooted in Him can last a lifetime. 

I believe that God deals with us each on a personal basis. My relationship is unique with God and so is yours. He knows how to speak to me and He knows how I listen best. He knows our failures and He loves us despite them. What has he told you to do in regards to your marriage? Has he told you...

{To get on your knees and pray}.
{To stay, despite how much brokenness you feel}.
{To take your family to church}.
{To be obedient in an area that He has instructed}.
{To be silent}.
{To speak up and choose your words wisely}.
{To take courage and believe that He is good}.
{To quit feeling guilty over your spouses personal choices}.

There is no spouse that is perfect. We are imperfect, flawed beings. But, we have made vows to God. We must honor them to the best of our ability. You might not have a choice. When someone abandons you, they will be accountable to their actions. You must be accountable to yours. In the aftermath of destruction, we all have a choice to make. 

{We cannot let the choices of any person determine our worth & value in Christ Jesus}.

Your life counts. God sent His Son so that you might know love; so that you might know Him personally. We can't control the way others lives, but we can choose this day whom we will serve.