Monday, June 24, 2013

A Minister's Wise Advice

A minister tells about a wife who left his office full of hatred towards her husband.  "I not only want to get rid of him, I not only want to divorce but I want to hurt him as much as he has hurt me."  

The minister suggested an ingenious plan.  "Go home and act as if you really love your husband. Tell him how much he means to you.  Praise him for every decent trait.  Go out of your way to be as kind, considerate, and as generous as possible.  Spare no effort to please him.  Enjoy him.  Make him believe you love him and after you have convinced him of your undying love and that you cannot live without him then drop the bomb and tell him you are getting a divorce. That will really hurt him and boy, will he be surprised."  

And she did it with enthusiasm.  For two months playing this game, playing this part, acting if she loved him all the while thinking about how much she could hurt him in the end.  She continued to do this.  She never called the minister back.  After two months, he called her and said, "Are you ready now to get the divorce?"  She said, "Divorce? Never!  I've discovered I really do love him!"

Yes, he had been mean to her and she wanted to get back at him.  Instead, she acted the way God told her to act instead of how she felt like acting.  THIS is a spiritual battle, not a human battle.  When marriages are falling apart, Satan is busy at work.

In order to fight this battle, you must put on the full armor of God everyday.  When husbands are mean and angry, they are being controlled by the enemy of their soul.  Wives who are being controlled by the Lover of their souls have a mighty weapon in this battle.

Be in God's Word daily, meditating upon it.  Pray consistently.  Listen to uplifting sermons and music.  Dwell on the lovely and the good.  Be mentored by an older, wiser woman that can help you keep up the battle to win your husband.

Always remember, you can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens you! Fight for your marriage.  Be the wife God has called you to be.

Put on the whole armor of God, 
that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
Ephesians 6:11 

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