FEBRUARY 17, 2017
This is a good time of year to examine your marriage or dating relationships and confront some issues that maybe you have swept under the rug but totally bother you on a constant basis. Family and marriage was created and developed by God Himself at the very beginning of creation with Adam and Eve.
Genesis 2:18-25, “And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him. And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof; And the rib, which the Lord God had taken from man, made he a woman, and brought her unto the man. And Adam said, This is now bone of my bones, and flesh of my flesh: she shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man. Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh. And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.”
God supplied them a beautiful place to live called “The Garden of Eden” and told them to live according to the statues that He had taught them and multiply.
As the story goes, we know Adam and Eve disobeyed God and Satan, sin, separation from God and trouble redirected God’s plan for man. Because of Jesus we are able to get back on course and live the life God instructed. God did not change His plan and goals for man, marriage and family. It is still the same today as it was from the very beginning.
If the foundation of our marriage family and relationships are not biblical and grounded in Jesus Christ, there will be constant trouble. God has much to say from Genesis to Revelation about marriage and family which I want to focus on the rest of this month.
The first step is are you and your partner saved and born again. Both people in the relationship must be born again or God says you are unequally yoked. That means you can not blend properly as one.
2 Corinthians 6:14, “Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?”
Today make a decision to ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and then commit to living your life by the bible standards the way God intended. That starts your journey off on the right track. Any marriage relationship can be fixed if BOTH ARE TRYING TO SUCCEED and do things God’s way. God Bless!
FEBRUARY 18, 2017
As a born again believer your next focus should be to be the best person you can be. You can not change other people but you have complete control and power over your own attitude, thoughts and decisions. Go to church as a couple and let God have the opportunity to help you and show you areas of your life that you need to change or be more disciplined in. Start reading your bible. That is your life book that God wrote just for you. Read it and obey it. It is God’s instructions on how to live life today. Not just for the people 2000 years ago.
If you are dating someone, treat your partner with courtesy and respect. Do you enjoy their company or is it trouble when you are together? If your just dating it may be time to walk away from a toxic unlovely relationship. If your married, both partners need to agree to treat one another with respect and honesty if things are going to work.
If both of you are saved and going to church together it makes hearing from God so much easier. If both of you are determined to treat one another with kindness and respect it keeps the communication open in the relationship and makes it more pleasant to be with one another.
We all learned the “Golden Rule” when we were children. It still works today for adults. Treat people the way you want to be treated. Be a good friend to your partner.
Matthew 7:12, “Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.”
Today practice being the best you can be and others will respond to you positively. Its not easy to be mean to a nice person. God Bless!!