Two Powerful and Practical Words To Thrive In A Spiritual Mismatch
March 17, 2014
Good Monday Morning. We have some new friends joining us this week. Welcome to our family everyone who found us through the FamilyLife Broadcasts last week. AND...
Welcome to the friends from the House of Women Living Well www.womenlivingwell.com
You have found a humble and hopeful home here in our little spot on the web. There are many of us who make up this amazing family and we have two things to tell you. You are safe here. You are family here.
So join us today and find a home where we ordinary wives and mothers, far from perfect, often goofy, filled with the love of Jesus and in relentless pursuit of the Presence of God.
I thought it would be really great if we could share two things that we have discovered in our faith walk that has impacted our spiritually mismatched marriages and brought about positive change and hope. So in the comments, SUMites and visitors, tell me what God has shown you that makes walking this kind of faith journey a little bit easier and joyful.
I have two thoughts I want to share.
One) Don't save your husband. Save yourself.
I spent way too many years thinking that it was my personal mission to save my husband. I thought it was completely up to me to see that my man found Jesus. Sheesh! What an idiot. I don't need to save my husband. Jesus is completely capable of reaching my man at any time in any way. I need only to trust in heaven's timing and to love him as Christ loves him.
Ahem!... What a bunch of wasted time and effort in my early years of marriage..... *grin*
Two) Love God...
Yep, it's that simple. When you love God with all of your heart, mind, soul and strength, loving others becomes, oh so much easier. Forgiveness comes easier. Laughter, joy and adventure follow closely behind. (Spend time with His Son and the Spirit. read His Word and talk to Him all day long.)
I started this lil' ole' blog eight years ago hoping and praying that others will find healing for their unequally yoked marriage years before I did. I don't want one person to waste as much time and frustrated effort as I did.
Believe the truth of God's Word. Ephesians 2:6-7 God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus,7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus.
It's all in the viewpoint. And my friends, I'm seated with Christ. I have a bird's eye perspective on my life and marriage. Changes everything.
Conversation: Share two things that your faith has brought to your marriage.
I love you my friends. I really love you, Lynn
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