What are your thoughts about your marriage? Do you believe your relationship will last forever, or are you expecting a bitter end in the near future?
If you know someone that has been divorced ask them this question…. “When did you know that your marriage wasn’t going to last?” Many people that have been divorced before will tell you that they knew early on that they would not remain in that union for the rest of their lives. This might be stocking to some of you that are doing marriage God’s way. However, when we don’t do marriage His way we are always expecting the unexpected to happen because we don’t give God an opportunity to work in ourselves or our spouses. Some of us have very little faith that He can truly transform our marriages from hell on earth to heaven on earth.
The word tells us in Proverbs 23:7 that “so as a man thinketh so will he be…” This means that our thoughts can lead to words and our words can lead to our truth. What is your “truth “about your marriage? Do you believe that the enemies’ attempts to destroy your marriage will prevail, or do you know without a doubt that you can do all things through Christ that strengthens you? (Philippians 4:13)
Joseph and I were returning from a marriage function this weekend called “Eat, laugh, and Love.” I happened to look up just as we were passing this rather large billboard that read, “1-800- DIVORCE.” My spirit screamed,” I rebuke Divorce in Jesus Name!” The enemy is lurking everywhere seeking to destroy what is good! It is essential in marriage to cast down all thoughts and imaginations that do not line up with the word of God.( 2 Cor. 10:5) Christians must be equipped for the fight by studying the word of God and having a sufficient amount of word that they can speak over themselves and their mates in the time of trouble. If you know and believe that there is an enemy waiting to attack you then you must arm yourself with the necessary weapons to avoid being overtaken by surprise!
Start speaking the word over your marriage today! Your positive words will transform your truth to line up with God’s truth. God’s truth says,” That if you abide in Him he will abide in you! (1 John 4:13) God’s truth says, “All things work for the good of those that love him. (Romans 8:28)
Surrender your negative thoughts for positive thoughts. You will be glad that you did! God is our Jehovah Jireh!!! He truly seeks pleasure in providing you with all good and perfect gifts. Receive the gift of a Godly marriage!
We can perfect our marriages together by changing how we think!