STEPS TO MARITAL HAPPINESS (Part2)
We will go to the beatitudes to show us God’s steps to “marital happiness.”
Gods desire is to show you how to fill your marriage with happiness and grace by using the beatitudes as a guideline.
The beatitudes are a strand of precious pearls, which are an ornament of “grace.”
These are steps to God-likeness and blessedness.
The first pearl was Matt.5:3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
This poverty is in a mans spirit, not in his pocket.
The next pearl is in Matthew 5:4:
Matt.5:4 “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”
The definition of “mourn,” is grief and sorrow caused by profound loss, especially death.
Who are these mourners who are blessed?
All mourners are not all blessed.
If you were to connect your conduct towards your spouse, with God’s thoughts about it, you would get a shock that would sober you up.
So go down deep into the hidden corners of your heart and expose them to yourself so you can see what God see’s.
The elders of Israel told the people they worshipped creeping things, abominable things, lustful things which lived within their heart.
The way to heaven is to feel that we are on the way to hell.
In order to have a spiritually healthy marriage you must be aware of your corruption and abhor your own transgressions.
You have a “Great Physician” who wants to heal you of all your heart diseases.
If you can look on sin and not be sorrowful then you have never looked on Christ.
Beware if you can sin and feel no difference because you are not far from having a callous heart.
Luke 6:25 “Woe to you who are well-fed now, for you shall be hungry. Woe to you who laugh now, for you shall mourn and weep.”
1Cor.5:2 “And you have become arrogant, and have not mourned instead, in order that the one who had done this deed might be removed from your midst.”
The mourning is not the revelation that you have contributed ungodliness to your marriage, it is that those sins have brought and continue to bring death to the marital balance.
Those that mourn know they have lost their self-respect, their righteousness, and mourn the loss of the innocence in their marriage.
Confession is one thing, contrition (mourn and grief) is another.
When you mourn, you are not under the heading of “chance”, you are under the blanket of transformation by the power of the ever-blessed God.
Marital mourning is regret that you have been a disappointment to the Lord concerning your marriage.
The marriages the are happy and spiritually prosperous are the ones that are mourning, because they will be strengthened and encouraged by consolation.
If you are sensitive to the Holy Spirit the sins that you now commit will be a sense of daily grief to you.
When you are broken hearted about your sins, you will think that God is far away but when he is really the closest to you.
What men esteem, God despises. What God esteems, man despises.
God loves a broken and contrite heart!
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