LIFE’S TOUGH SPOTS IN MARRIAGE
When you were a kid do you remember how tempting it was to touch anything that had a sign on it that read: Don’t touch! Wet paint!
I was raised with five brothers and I always remember that my mom would go to do the wash and start asking them where they had been to get paint all over their clothes.
Just like paint is very tempting for kids, as adults, we each have areas in our life that is tempting.
“And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.” Matt.6:13
We all need God in our life to lead us out of life’s tough spots in our marriage.
Praying this prayer is confessing that God is your leader including in your marriage.
This is where you and I tell God that we have felt the hurt of destruction from sin in our lives.
We are telling God that we don’t want to go there again in our marriage so we need him to lead us in the right direction.
Life is a test of choices.
When God designed us in his image, he made us higher than the angels.
We have the freedom as moral creatures to make our own choices and decisions but the angels do not.
Are you asking God not to let you get off track in your marriage from where God is leading you?
It is like a wife who navigates her husband while he is driving so he doesn’t make a wrong turn.
CASE AND POINT: One of the funniest things that happened to my husband and I when we were missionaries in England, happened in the city of Birmingham. We were there to scout the land to plant a new church there. I had the map and was telling my husband which way to turn. In England they have round-abouts instead of stop signs. You get on and go in circles till you get to the street you want to turn in. I kept asking him what street we were coming up to as my eyes were on the map. He would tell me the name of the street as we passed it. I would tell him to turn off on the next street as we passed it. He would tell me we passed it. As we kept going in circles, our voices started getting louder at each other. Pretty soon we were shouting at each other going in circles. By the time we got off the round-about, we were ready for a divorce. After that every time we wanted to have a good laugh we would say, “Hey lets go to Birmingham, and have a nice time.”
This is exactly what the devil does in our marriage!
He has us blaming each other and chasing our tails.
Many times we blame God for not helping us with our marriage but we have choices to make and continue to make bad choices.
God will never tempt us. NEVER!!
James 1:13-14 “Let no man say when he is tempted, I am tempted of God: for God cannot be tempted with evil, neither tempteth he any man: But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust and enticed.”
Awwww! We are drawn away by our own lust!!
Satan tempts us and sets traps for us.
The evil one knows which buttons to push to get you to react.
He entices us with the world: The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes and the pride of life.
Let Jesus be your guide.
Get off the round about!
It’s your choice!
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