Be good husbands to your wives. Honor them, delight in them. As women they lack some of your advantages. But in the new life of God’s grace, you’re equals. Treat your wives, then, as equals so your prayers don’t run aground. (1 Peter 3:7) As a I write this, I’m looking at a card that says: “Don’t laugh at your husbands choices, you’re one of them!” Seeds of anger, bitterness, toxic jealousy, revenge, cannot be allowed to live in us because: We pray to a GOD Who tells us
Jesus said to his disciples, “Come, let’s take a break and find a secluded place where you can rest a while.” (Mark 6:31) It’s been such a heavy week at work that these words really resonated with me this morning. For example… Me: “Hey how’s it going, long time no see?” Them: “it’s OK…” Me: “you Really OK, you seem a little down?” Them: “Just a lot on my mind right now… to be honest, I’ve been seeing a really nice lady and I’m thinking of leaving the wife!” Me: (shocked) “
Can’t you hear the voice of Wisdom? From the top of the mountains of influence she speaks into the gateways of the glorious city. At the place where pathways merge, at the entrance of every portal, there she stands, ready to impart understanding, shouting aloud to all who enter, preaching her sermon to those who will listen. (Pro 8:1) The thing is we all love watching tv programmes where it all seems lost and hopeless and then, in the last 10 minutes a ‘solution’ is found and
(GOD speaking) “… I’ll marry you for good—forever! I’ll marry you true and proper, in love and tenderness. Yes, I’ll marry you and neither leave you nor let you go. You’ll know me, GOD, for who I really am.” (Hos 2:19) ‘for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death us do part, Actually, the ‘human’ promises are superseded by GOD as He’s defeated death and it canny keep us apart. X #health #answeredprayers #grace #
… He creates each of us by Christ Jesus to join him in the work he does, the good work he has gotten ready for us to do, work we had better be doing. (Eph 2:7)
Bottom line, it’s not that ‘we’ invite God into ‘our’ Agenda’s / Plans / Schemes. The fact is that He’s already there – AND already working. Scripture is quite clear that it’s ‘us’ that have received the invitation to participate in ‘His’ Plans…!
How…? Jesus tells us quite clearly that His Sheep hear His voice
“If you are truly serious about coming back to God, clean house. Get rid of the foreign gods and fertility goddesses, ground yourselves firmly in God, worship him and him alone, and he’ll save you from …oppression.” (1 Sam 7:3). How does this apply today, what gods do we worship (or give our selves to completely? I guess it’s easy to think of the usual sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll but what about cars, clothes and homes? Or body shapes and bank balances? Papà says: “child of Mi
So they are no longer two, but one flesh. What therefore God has joined together, let not man put asunder (separate). (Matt 19:6). God has joined us to His Son as His bride … think about it. X #cantbebroken #healing #joined #Marriage
When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why? I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at m
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