Sunday, May 5, 2013

We Forget So Easily!

It is so easy to get off track...I met with a young woman recently.  Her marriage had improved dramatically after being mentored but she forgot...She forgot to not be angry and annoyed with her husband.  She forgot she was called to respect and support him.  She forgot she was suppose to make his home a safe place to come home to...She wasn't happy at all.

All it took was a little reminder and she is back on track and happy again. Her husband is very happy again.  The Bible tells us to encourage one another daily because God knows how easy it is to forget.  This is why you must let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.

This is why I write this blog.  I want to remind myself and anyone else who wants to listen.  It is so easy to get swept away in our emotions and feelings and do the wrong thing instead of do the God things...Love, accept, and forgive.

Ann Voskamp in her book One Thousand Gifts wrote ~

Do I really smother my own joy because 
I believe anger achieves more than love?

That Satan's way is more powerful, more practical,
 more fulfilling in my life than Jesus' way?

We need to keep renewing our mind with God's truth...This is what transforms us and reminds us to love others, accept others, be kind and gentle and at peace with all men, especially our husbands.

Continue to walk in the Spirit.  Feed the Spirit.  Nourish the Spirit with prayer, Bible reading, good sermons, fellowship with other believers.  Stop feeding your flesh.  It only leads to unhappiness.

Be perfect, be of good comfort,
be of one mind,  live in peace: 
and the God of love and peace shall be with you.
2 Corinthians 13:11